There has been a bit of discussion about how to broadcast FRC events recently.
We wanted to look at some of the recordings from various streams so people have an idea of the various ways groups are streaming events.
FIRST Championship Einstein
Chezy Champs + PNW Video Equipment + GameSense Crew
Here is Chezy Champs Finals Match 1
Detroit Public TV Michigan State Championship
Here is the Michigan State Championship as it is broadcast on Detroit Public TV
EngiNERDs Michigan Districts
Here is a simple GoPro Recording of MSC Finals 1. This is how many of the Michigan districts are streamed. This setup was pinorred and often setup by The EngiNERDs.
PNW District Video Crew
This clip is from IRI 2014. This year the crew from the PNW District did the broadcast for the event. Notice the use of multiple cameras during the match.
Another awesome group doing live streaming of events is team 1678 The Citrus Circuits. In the video below you can see their full field coverage plus custom video overlay for match scores and teams.
There’s more than one way to ______ a ______*
We’re sure there are probably more examples of teams and events doing high quality streams of FRC events but these are all we can think of right now. We love what Chezy Champs was able to do with their stream but that may not be possible for every event. However it should be possible to get HD recordings of every FRC match. The budget requirement isn’t that great and the volunteer support required is minimal. Hopefully this will be useful to groups looking at adding a live stream to their events. Teams have even streamed events from the stands with a web camera and a cellular hot spot.
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