Now, I know that I am not the only one to notice the HUGE lack in match videos for 2010 on the Blue Alliance, but I am amazed that we literally watch every match, with multiple angles and distances, yet there are few to no videos for most of the regionals on TBA. I am positive that there is a simple way to record the output of the matches and to save them somewhere, because it has obviously been done.
I, personally, am not worried so much about the scores of the matches, or the different angles. As a prior scout, the most important thing to me is how the team plays, not what the score is at the end of the match.
For those of you who do not notice this, or do not keep track, much like myself:
2010 Blue Alliance Videos
1659 Match videos
55 total regionals (including district events and championship divisions)
33 regionals with no videos at all (including district events and championship divisions)
6 out of the 22 regionals with videos have less than fifty vidoes
2009 Blue Alliance Videos
2375 Match videos
52 total regionals (including district events and championship divisions)
21 Regionals with no videos at all (including district events and championship divisions)
5 out of the 31 regionals with videos have less than fifty videos
I thought this would get better after the 2010 season, but now it is almost the beginning of next season and still no videos.
I fully understand that SOAP is gone, but can we create some kind of collaboration to record at least most of the regionals, even if it is one stationary camera. This would help so many teams, and would allow for a greater FIRST experience overall so we can show our sponsors, parents, and friends what we spent 6 weeks after school working on.
I would be willing to give a few kids in the stands the simple job of recording the match when it starts, and stopping when it ends for regionals that we go to. We have done it in the past so I am sure our mentors would be fine with it.
Any input would be greatly appreciated!