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Tour of Spain picture quality was not clear(5 posts)

Tour of Spain picture quality was not clearsiclmn
Sep 8, 2002 6:53 PM
Why such a bad picture? When they went to commercials it was clear.
i thought it was clearbriko51
Sep 8, 2002 8:09 PM
maybe be cause it was coming FROM spain! lol

i thought it was pretty more dull than the Giro or Le Tour...seemed like a very bright day so the colors were a bit dull, but i thought it was excellent coverage and pictures :)
I think the coverage is excellent....-JC-
Sep 9, 2002 10:05 AM
I cant believe how much better the videography and direction is in the Vuelta. Every time I wonder how the break is doing, they cut away to it. The director must be telapathic because they always cut to the front of the peleton just before every attack. There was one peticular shot from a motorkike about 200' in front of the peleton where the attack came right at you. Very cool.

The best shot of the day was an aerial of the peleton when they caught that two man break. You could see one of the guys who was on the break dropping through the peleton "like a ton of bricks" as Bob Roll put it.

I am really enjoying the coverage. I think this is going to be a fun race to watch.
It was a bit fuzzy. The coverage is good though. -nmTig
Sep 9, 2002 10:31 AM
re: Tour of Spain picture quality was not clearmapei boy
Sep 9, 2002 2:50 PM
I love OLN with a passion, and I thank them endlessly and profusely for their commitment to bicycling, but the quality of their transmission has always been suspect at best. With the Tour de France, after watching three weeks of fuzzy, bleached-out pictures on OLN, I tuned in to CBS to watch the last day of the race. Yes, the coverage was superficial, feel-good and generally sucky. But the video quality! Fall-into-the-screen, smell-the-sweat fabulous!