January 31st, 2020

Tennis

Follow the Bouncing Balls

I've been following the Australian Open tennis as my time permits and as ESPN3 (the free online channel) permits. As we near the end of the tournament, the only feed I've been able to watch is the "multi-cam" replay of the previous days feature match. This is a feed that shows the main coverage in the center of the screen, with two picture-in-picture shots focused on the players. This would ordinarily be okay, but for some reason, the two player feeds are running about one second ahead of the main feed. That ruins the show for me, because it makes the player feeds effectively "spoilers." It was so distracting that I've tapes pieces of cardboard on my monitor covering up the player feeds, so I can watch the main feed in peace.
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