Watching the jumbotrons on the course, the broadcast seemed to be higher quality on Saturday than Friday. I don't know if the stream was any better, but they did a better job of getting timing landmarks (stop sign and line at the bottom of hill 3) for the lead buggy, and there was a clock and, more importantly, a race onscreen for all of the heats, though I didn't catch the broadcast of the exhibitions because I was pushing in one of them. I think they could still improve some things, though:
-More precision on the onscreen clock - maybe it's just because SDC was so close to the records and fractions of seconds mattered a lot, but it would be great to know the pace a little better. I don't think you'd actually be able to read hundredths meaningfully, but tenths would be good.
-Better camera placement to see the transitions - again, I like to know the pace at various timing landmarks. On the uphill sections, the transitions are the most obvious landmarks to use, in addition to the desirability of determining whether a transition was legal by watching the video. In particular, the 1-2 transition camera couldn't see over the crowd into lane 1, and the 3-4 transition camera couldn't really pick out the lines on the course. The 4-5 transition camera was usually fine to see the first buggy but followed that buggy instead of sticking with the trailing buggy for its transition.
-Better tracking of the trailing buggies - I'd rather see more picture-in-picture than less of it, especially if it lets me see the chute turn, transitions, and timing landmarks for more buggies.
Do we have any reason to believe that somebody from cmuTV is actually going to read suggestions we propose, or are we just complaining to nobody in particular?