Live video in the pits (Houston 2022?)

At past championship events, there has been a cable video feed that teams could plug into in the FRC pits. I seem to recall that it plugged in via coax and ran the webcast feeds on different channels.

I don’t see anything about this in the event guide this year, and was wondering if anyone else had seen anything about it. It was incredibly useful to see matches (and for queueing) without fighting the overloaded cell phone network.

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Here is 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship Pit Cable Specifications.

We were wondering the same thing about the QAM256-clear cable feed. It was very useful. Should we scrape up a suitable TV or tuner box?

The Event Guide FRC Addendum only mentions FirstTV streaming, aka Twitch - could that possibly mean that there’s fabulous internet in the pits this time around? :grin:

It was pretty slow at FiT… Trying to stream on twitch was pretty grainy

The answer from the frcteams email address is:

Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, this season we will not be offering video streams access for each pit as we have in past seasons.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please let us know if you have additional questions.

which is unfortunate. I imagine that a few thousand mobile devices trying to watch the twitch streams at the same time will mean that no one will be able to watch the twitch streams in Houston. Sigh.

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Ah man, I just emailed them asking as well. That’s a shame they won’t have it. Very useful when cell service is terrible, as it usually is in crowded areas. One of the big advantages of 5G is supposed to be better performance with densely packed users… maybe cell service will be more usable this time around.

guess I’d better upgrade my phone!

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I had good service at FiT champs, but there will be a lot more people around so we shall see.

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