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Nik Gugelman, Sports Editor

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The Athletic Director of Pierce College, Duncan Stevenson, has brought an idea to the attention of the student government.  It is a $40,000 dollar investment that could bring more attention to our sporting world.  The project would be adding cameras to our gymnasium.  The camera’s have revolutionary capabilities in comparison to the one camera that we currently use.  Bring on the high light reel, “Boo Yow!,” as the late great Stuart Scott would say.

The process involves purchasing three cameras that are Sony HD with a remote pan, tilt, and zoom for better angles and clean viewing of players while on the court.  Check it out yourself on Centralia College’s Athletics website.  Centralia already has the cameras at work.  They upload their videos to Youtube and provide the link on their website.

So what are we upgrading from?  Currently we have one camera that is staged at center court in the stands.  Someone will move the camera shifting the view from one side to the next. When the score needs to be displayed the cameraman will do it on timeouts when it is convenient, shifting the camera’s view to the scoreboard.

The new cameras would give more exposure via live stream Raider TV.  Similar to Centralia College the school would have to look into a Youtube type website and see if it is possible to place videos aboard the schools athletic page.  On the stream a banner could be created at the bottom of the video, like ESPN but less sophisticated, with a score being updated as you watch.

The school could benefit from the cameras by the exposure for the sporting programs.  By placing the videos online, it could create viewers interest in the school sports and help with the recruiting programs.  Media production students could be involved in a possible job by monitoring the games through remote control.  Another benefit from the cameras is the fact that they can be dismounted from their location in the gym to be used for other events.  Highlight videos would also be helpful for student’s future success.

The Sony cameras have great capabilities and will it be beneficial to Pierce College to take on the $40,000 dollar investment.  The idea has a lot of upside.  We will see what decision will be made in the near future and if it is show time or no time in Raider Nation.

 

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