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Old 02-28-2014, 12:15 PM
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well, upon first review it looks like an insurmountable combination of bandwidth and range that can only be addressed with too much money; sounds like cheap tech is still a few years away.
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Old 02-28-2014, 04:47 PM
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Well how about ignoring the wifi broadcast idea and make a video to be released just after the weekend much like a race report.
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:22 PM
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that would be easy from a cost and a tech standpoint. i'd even donate an old video cam with an sd card slot to the cause. finding people to edit it down, commentate, etc.; that's the work.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:11 PM
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There likely is sufficient gopro, etc cameras being used on any given race weekend that could provide a multi class view of what a race weekend looks like. The spec miata group would likely show some good close competition, going to Brooke showing why he always has spare front bumpers or a GT1 or 2 car giving a pretty good perspective of acceleration....and not the least, the OW cars will show some pretty good shots of how close to the ground can you go.

This race report effort will likely take a reasonable effort by someone (s) but it could get a few more people that are on the fence to come join the madness.

PS...Good thread idea
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:05 PM
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If the production quality is half decent in the end it may even be worth trying to get it aired on local TV (shaw channel, etc)
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:20 PM
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Intersperse race footage with short technical sessions - how to get a licence, required safety gear, simplified breakdown of the various classes available, etc.
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Greg Cloutier ran live in-car uStream from his Spec Miata for a couples of races last season. Spectators or even those at home/relatives can follow the action and get an edge of their seat view. Greg mentioned that it would be good if a few more of us did the same thing and maybe post a list of channels on a central website & on a board near the bleachers.
There were 5 or 6 of us watching from my place and other than the quality being crap it was still exciting as hell.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:10 PM
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i think ustream is the way to go. the whole thing could be done with smartphones. smartphones in cars, smartphones at varous corners on the track, etc., all sending realtime video via ustream to the central server. then realtime mixing, commentating and publication. this way the mixing and commentating doesn't even have to happen at the track.
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:01 PM
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Default Spec Miata now on Directtv??

Spec Miata now on Direct TV??

https://www.directv.com/tv/Spec-Miat...NzMlZGWGo1QT09

also this is something we could consider but $ Sportscanada.tv

www.sportscanada.tv

also Harry's Laptimer can show where cars are on-track (see online enabled section)

http://www.gps-laptimer.de/Features.html

Ustream: Some good info there on how to:
https://ustream.zendesk.com/entries/...-with-Wirecast

and

https://ustream.zendesk.com/entries/...n-Curling-Club

and

https://www.ustream.tv/platform/pro?...ing+by+Ustream

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Old 07-17-2014, 12:39 AM
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I think the topic of the thread is where our thoughts should be.
1) Build a communications plan, get a simple, clear message together about what road racing is, hell call it circuit racing if it will help people understand better what it is.

2) Build up an event. Make is seem polished and sexy. Talk about the competition, get the word out, do Radio ads.

3) Have a presentation area where we do our photos /awards / promotional efforts. Just co-opt whatever the drag guys have or get our own large banner.

4) Get the press out, have them talk to drivers, consider filming the guys in a class as a group interview, talk up the sport a bit, talk up the competition. Sell them on why you do it and why they should be interested.

5) Have a good website, show the competitor cars, clearly talk about the rules and how each car is classed. Talk about the competition.

6) Promote the drivers. Go here and look: http://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-c...s/drivers.html Standard torso shots of all competitors. Each team should have a bio and pictures of the cars. Organize them by class. Make mention of the marque. Help them promote their sponsors

7) Have a news feed, build a sense of rivalry between some of the drivers, catch people up to speed from previous events. Make it seem more dramatic.

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