Overall, the coverage of round 4 was definitely an improvement on previous weeks.
My main gripe, as noted in the other thread, is that I was watching and waiting on YouTube. The stream started late there. I only tuned in to the Facebook stream when someone said it had started there.
It was another few minutes before the YouTube stream turned on. That hadn’t happened in previous weeks, so seems like someone ballsed up.
Main improvement was the use of picture-in-picture for the talking heads. Thank you so much for listening to that feedback and making a change. It was far less frustrating.
The race finish was slighty sub optimal. At least to me. Here it is again:
The camera position switched just as they crossed the line. Which to me was a jarring transition and just the wrong moment to do it, especially with Alex West coming fast on the outside. The new camera angle made it much harder to see relative positions, and impossible to tell whether Alex had snatched second position:
Personally, I’d have preferred to see this angle as they approached the line:
Or even better probably, an actual view across the line; and could you actually put a line there? The finish gantry is quite wide, so in a really tight finish it’d be hard for us to tell who’s won.
Still, a minor gripe in fast-improving race coverage.