I think I remember comments about the bad camera work at Cup of China from last year as well. I bet Doris remembers those comments as well. I have a feeling the Chinese broadcasters try to show how creative they can be - thus the coverage suffers.
Yep - it's the worst camera work I've ever seen, and it always stays like that. I remember once them doing an overhead view for a bielmann spin...
But you don't know me at all, even in the shallow internet sense of acquaintance, if you think I don't watch this stuff obsessively. I have been up since 3:45 AM, first waiting to watch, and then watching all the SPs & the SD. Every competitor. I have watched a lot of CoC coverage over the years. And the camera work has always been dreadful, the audio fidelity dreadful during the actual skating, and since the overhead camera has been a constant feature of CoC the last couple of years, and it makes me both dizzy and angry.
I still watch all of it.
The camera is overhead on the spins because it is CoC, and they always do it.
If you don't know, I suspect you haven't watched all that much CoC coverage over the years.
PAIRS SHORT PROGRAM - RESULT & VIDEOS
1. Qing PANG / Jian TONG (CHN) - 70.38 Short Program
2. Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY (GER) - 69.07 Short Program
3. Cheng PENG / Hao ZHANG (CHN) - 64.24 Short Program
4. Alexa SCIMECA / Chris KNIERIM (USA) - 57.99
5. Xuehan WANG / Lei WANG (CHN) - 57.16
6. Anastasia MARTIUSHEVA / Alexei ROGONOV (RUS) - 53.02
7. Daria POPOVA / Bruno MASSOT (FRA) - 51.82
8. Felicia ZHANG / Nathan BARTHOLOMAY (USA) - 50.33
Pang and Tong had me at the music. But that program needs some Russian power. Why oh why couldn't V/T skate to something like this? Too much lyrical snot!!
Pang and Tong were great. Amazing after all these years together, they might get another medal at Sochi. I liked S/S's short. But I think V/T's short is more pleasing to the eye/audience. I think they were a bit slow as well, and of course, too many mistakes. For now, I guess they are fighting for Silver in Sochi. Gold seems out of reach. But I really am curious about their Nutcracker LP!