The camera technology bringing Synchronised Swimming to another level | The Tech Race

The camera technology bringing Synchronised Swimming to another level | The Tech Race


Welcome to The Tech Race. Now you see them –
now you don’t. In synchronised swimming,
most of the action is underwater and visibility a key part of the sport, both for training
and judging. What if you need to see
the whole picture? (TWIN-CAM) Synchronised swimming is
a combination of gymnastics, swimming and ballet. The swimmer should execute
thousands of positions under and over the water
simultaneously. Winning is a matter of
perfection and training. In this sport the visualisation
of the exercise is very important
as part of the method. (SPAIN) (BARCELONA) In Barcelona, the Spanish
Synchronised Swimming team uses a camera
allowing them to see the whole exercise
when they finish a set. For the athletes, this means
they can analyse their exercise in a visual way without
even leaving the water. The Twin Dolly is
composed of two cameras – one that is underwater
and another above the water. The images from both cameras are sent to a video mixer
in the twin-cam structure. This mixer creates a fused
image of the two cameras, defining a break point
at water level, in real-time, allowing for viewing
on a portable device. It allows us to see
what happens underwater and also to watch
everything on demand. Preparing to rise and stroke
towards the bottom of the pool. It’s fine – more synchronised. See, we must get the vertical. One of you, Carmen, you pass the red line
marking the vertical. The body should be straight. The line tells us the angles
and the straight line. It helps us to visually spot
the error more easily. We use iPads to play back
the images and watch them in the moment. When you make corrections,
you can say, “Your leg is turning too much,” but with the image,
correction is much faster. The greatest obstacle
in the development of twin-cam has been distortion
caused by refraction. Refraction occurs
when light changes from a less dense transparent
medium, such as air, to a denser one such as water – this causes rays of light to
change speed and direction. This is why swimming pools
appear more shallow than they really are. (TWIN CAM – WITHOUT TWIN CAM,
WITH TWIN CAM) It can go pretty fast, to follow the swimmers
going fast but in synchronised swimming,
the speed is…very slow. A picture is worth
a thousand words. Watching yourself
right after the exercise, knowing how you felt
and seeing how it looked from the outside… What really matters is
how it looked from the outside. You understand better
what your coach is correcting if you can see it. In synchronised swimming, many components influence
a judge’s decision. For example,
in a technical routine, elements account for 40%
of the score and execution
and impression 30%. The clearer the judges can see,
the more they can be impressed. The judges of
synchronised swimming have incorporated
underwater videography. They don’t use it to score,
but they do to give penalties, such as touching
the bottom of the pool. You can draw lines
over the image, you can make calculations,
and do complex things, but in training
it’s normally used to watch and stop the image
a frame before or after. It’s something that
the naked eye cannot see. If you see it in slow motion,
you can get a lot of precision. It’s a way to learn fast, a very graphical and objective
way to show errors. With these subjective sports
you must try to be objective to give direct feedback
that is well understood, so that they capture it
and can make corrections. The twin-cam has revolutionised
the broadcasting of synchronised swimming
at the Olympic Games. With a scoring system
that is as complex as in synchronised swimming, a technology that can create
a more immersive experience whilst leaving no room
for interpretation, and show the whole picture,
can make waves. (THE TECH RACE)

100 Comments

  • billnyethescientologyguy

    June 18, 2017

    Loved the interviews. They made the whole video easier to understand.

    😐

    Reply
  • Der, dessen Name nicht genannt werden darf

    June 18, 2017

    Doesn't help if the water is as bad as in Rio 😂

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  • caveman Versace

    June 19, 2017

    I will never forget watching my sister at her synchronise swim meet go though an intense routine, only to then headbutt her team mate and knock them out cold. I couldn't stop myself from cracking up as the girl flopped around like octopus afterwards.

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  • Toyon95

    June 19, 2017

    I want to see a music video made with this camera now!

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  • webfischi

    June 19, 2017

    And the guy who had to cut the video never heard of deinterlacing, because the fields of the twin-cam footage have not been "synced"

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  • sumandak mbgel

    June 20, 2017

    The olympic official claimed that squash is not to be admitted in olympic because they dont have camera technology to catch the fast moving ball. I say BS.
    Ps No squash in olympic

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  • CasualSpooner

    June 20, 2017

    what a waste of energy on a pointless sport

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  • Hlidskialfk

    June 20, 2017

    Just make a glass wall.

    Reply
  • Deon Van der Westhuizen

    June 20, 2017

    I wondered how long will it take a bunch of horny computer kids to figure this action out.

    Reply
  • UltraEdd

    June 20, 2017

    so much tech. but still screen tearing.

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  • Guillermo Abengoechea

    June 20, 2017

    viva españa

    Reply
  • Steven Mancera

    June 21, 2017

    Can't wait to see it on Japan 2020

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  • Abby Soliman

    June 22, 2017

    The faces they make when they pop up from the water, make me laugh😂

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  • Mistickwolf Fun and more

    June 23, 2017

    I can only swim up to 8 feet deep I can reach the bottom of it

    Reply
  • Lizzie Su

    June 23, 2017

    Holst's planets in the background

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  • xnorthsouthsx vlogs

    July 1, 2017

    But how can they see with there eyes close while there swimming?

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  • Angel heart Teng

    July 5, 2017

    Arya lee sorry but I can't say it cus we my Country has no you know 😭😭😭😭

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  • T. H

    July 5, 2017

    Gymnastics + Ballet + Swimming? amazing

    Reply
  • Amalie Lund Kloth 09A

    July 14, 2017

    Comment number 100

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  • Angela Marie Abuda

    July 23, 2017

    hi

    Reply
  • Александр Архипкин

    July 23, 2017

    The Russian national team is a phenomenal team

    Reply
  • Rick Niu

    July 31, 2017

    Wait, english commentary, spanish interview, no captions?

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  • Santiago Mackenzie

    August 3, 2017

    What's with the starting background music. Mars doesn't seem appropriate.

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  • beageler

    August 3, 2017

    Wow, really bad. Watch good channels to see how to do informative stuff. From the top of my head, I'd say TomScott is a good one.

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  • International Harvester

    August 6, 2017

    this has moved so far ahead from what i remember as a kid in the 80's, also that SNL skit mocking synchronized swimming

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  • ii_slush_ii

    August 12, 2017

    This is off topic but my Neighbors House is on fire I cannot help because I'm 11

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  • Bryan Liang

    August 20, 2017

    What is the background piece at the beginning? It's on the tip of my tongue, I can't figure out which composer

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  • Raef Curran

    August 21, 2017

    It's smart!

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  • Ross Spulak

    August 23, 2017

    Wow. using 2 cameras … how impressive, ground breaking, let us redirect the NASA funding LOL. This is the olympics? Grow up, professional sports have you shamed. You should be embarrassed.

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  • Rikayla BROWN

    August 27, 2017

    ok

    Reply
  • penguin jz

    August 28, 2017

    Whoa wow

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  • Claudia Aaaa

    September 4, 2017

    Make the pool clear?

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  • Pheromone

    September 5, 2017

    I wonder how they could hear the music under the water ?.?

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  • Darmawan Sediono

    September 5, 2017

    Synchronized swimming is beautifull sport.

    Reply
  • Muhammad Nahri061192

    September 5, 2017

    What? They can do those movements in that water?

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  • Nick K

    September 17, 2017

    you should see me singing in the shower ..i need to form a singing in the shower Olympic team .

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  • Gwenivig Cornon

    October 10, 2017

    The camera water dome does the same job.. (like gopro dome). Maybe a bigger dome like 1meter to avoid waves problems on surface… but ok if we have to put the money somewhere why not 😛

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  • Inquisitormastor Fan

    October 24, 2017

    If I am being honest I think they are the ones who did a swim to they don’t really care about us by Micheal jackson

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  • Alethia Krino

    October 26, 2017

    I love how the first minute Mars from the Planets by Gustav Holst is playing… it makes synchronized swimming sound ominous

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  • Larry Zheng

    October 29, 2017

    末突然5世紀

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  • tracksuit jesus

    November 9, 2017

    I love the random water polo ball just in the video water polo is fun

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  • Kirsten Linn

    November 12, 2017

    Cool

    Reply
  • Алина и Mobile Legends:bang bang

    November 12, 2017

    Всмысле БАЛЕТА?

    Reply
  • I STUBBED MY TOE

    November 12, 2017

    There doing that meanwhile I'm drowning

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  • CCF - Rocket League

    November 15, 2017

    Seems so hard 0.0

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  • __spencer__

    November 16, 2017

    annnnddd it's out of the Olympics

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  • LoveMe,com

    November 22, 2017

    Wow amazing, I really enjoy watching synchronize swimming I felt I was there watching them live.

    Reply
  • Herman Herman

    November 25, 2017

    Volli aceh timur

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  • Kylijordan Bisquera

    November 29, 2017

    THE FIRST BACKGROUND MUSIC IS THE MUSIC FROM MY MARCHING BAND SHOW LAST YEAR. I'M CRYING 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

    Reply
  • Darth Mike

    November 30, 2017

    Who else heard Mars from the Planets in the background for some of the video

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  • Pot chapie

    November 30, 2017

    It amazes me how these synchronized swimmers doesnt choke on water and dont get all dizzy. Respect yall.

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  • Kutulue

    December 2, 2017

    So does this mean a picture is now worth 2000 words?

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  • Samuel Meus élève

    December 5, 2017

    Such a chill comment section these are so rare these days…

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  • Alejandro Lugo

    December 5, 2017

    But Chess is not a sport

    Reply
  • CookieCrusher KK

    December 6, 2017

    Just make a clear tank

    Reply
  • gamer girlYT

    December 8, 2017

    Merry Christmas… if you live in a different country please tell me in the comments below where you live and tell me if it's Christmas Easter or Halloween in your country.

    Reply
  • Ivan Gabriel Pires

    December 8, 2017

    Noooooosa

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  • FourEyes

    December 10, 2017

    Is that Mars in the background? I love The Planets!

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  • Abigail Stein

    December 16, 2017

    I love how they played Mars at the beginning

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  • shiva s

    December 20, 2017

    Gahyahu

    Reply
  • Loic Zama

    December 20, 2017

    Loic

    Reply
  • amigas forever por siempre

    December 27, 2017

    hola

    Reply
  • amigas forever por siempre

    December 27, 2017

    intente decir hola

    Reply
  • Bayron Apostel

    December 27, 2017

    shantell it is a n amazing underwaterbalet

    Reply
  • NADJA JAK

    December 30, 2017

    EU ADORO O NADO SICRONIZADO
    E O MEU BLOCO PREFERIDO

    Reply
  • Kirahq

    January 16, 2018

    I'm just scared someone might drown >:(

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  • Денис Жданов

    January 19, 2018

    А почему ни слова ни сказано про то, что вы нагло сдираете у русских все связки? Да ещё по 2 года одну и ту же программу катаете?

    Reply
  • Romeo Atim

    January 24, 2018

    k

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  • تحيا مصر مثر

    January 27, 2018

    اتمنى ان نكون قد عرفنا الآن لماذا هن ابطال نحن العرب كل ما يشغلنا هو أنهن عاريات لانفكر الا فى الجنس والشهوه

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  • Angelos Zarimpas

    February 14, 2018

    What a waste! Just use a dome camera.

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  • Prince Vin

    February 15, 2018

    I understand the talent required for sports such as these. But, what's the point of such sports? They can never be done on a recreational level. They lack any form of fan base or professional club level competitions due to the lack of pleasure and satisfaction given to the viewers. What's the reason for having judges' assessed sports like these in the Olympics and not in some Talent shows?

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  • TaparB

    February 15, 2018

    talent skills training perseverance

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  • iceberg789

    February 17, 2018

    past syn swimmers would feel unprivileged …..

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  • S Gs

    February 17, 2018

    The refraction thing was pretty obvious. But don't mind me, I'm an engineer.

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  • Bananalicious

    February 20, 2018

    and i am holding on to the wall

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  • MARICELA BLANCO

    February 25, 2018

    Me. Encanta. La. Natacion

    Reply
  • Niliank

    February 25, 2018

    ¡Este deporte es todo un espectáculo!

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  • Doksh

    February 26, 2018

    The bathing suits of the athletes have become disgusting. Can not the girls do Synchronised swimming with more modest swimming suits?

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  • cj222100

    February 27, 2018

    They need to have a mens synchronized swimming competition in the olympics! Guarantee it'd be a ratings success

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  • Ooki

    February 28, 2018

    color switch music

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  • vali grad

    March 3, 2018

    not human !!!

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  • Zorc

    March 3, 2018

    They need to upgrade to windows 10

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  • Cahyanto

    March 4, 2018

    use the camera from BBC Blue planet II

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  • NE0CITY

    March 5, 2018

    por qué salen balones de polo acuático aquí? Porque estoy viendo nado sincronizado si entreno waterpolo?

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  • MzClementine

    March 6, 2018

    Bravo. Way go up your game with technology. I’m impressed. Especially because what they do perfection within their moves and techniques is very imperative to be correct. Awesome.

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  • Bora Gamerz

    March 6, 2018

    Not really.
    Camera tech in reality is evolving like a snail.
    DLSR are so noisy a in need of a lot of upgrade.

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  • Mathias Weber

    March 10, 2018

    Das ist doch kein sport…

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  • Im AtinyARMY

    March 10, 2018

    It's kinda funny looking how their legs move underwater😂😂

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  • katyperguntou

    March 12, 2018

    i'm already tired just from watching this!

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  • ASTEROIDALAIN

    March 26, 2018

    I don't like that Spanish Aliens are white I'm American I'm a white I'm offended by this. is just auragious! !!!!!

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  • Lesbia Hernandez

    March 27, 2018

    z

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  • Lesbia Hernandez

    March 27, 2018

    z

    Reply
  • Lesbia Hernandez

    March 27, 2018

    zunba

    Reply
  • Emmy K

    March 30, 2018

    Synchronised swimming is the true ASMR 😂😂

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  • MegaRoo

    April 3, 2018

    It seems so simple, I can't believe it's taken this long to implement it.

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  • Hadiya Howard

    April 16, 2018

    Me: why tf are there captions turned on? He’s speaking English. I don’t need these. turns captions off

    swimming coach starts speaking in Spanish

    Me: turns on captions

    Reply
  • STR Skating Academy

    April 21, 2018

    👍👌👏

    Reply
  • Ryan Chairul Anam Tirtayasa

    April 30, 2018

    Very good.

    Reply
  • Pt S

    August 22, 2018

    These girls are amazing. You know the sad thing is in our world some stupid good looking girl showing some skin online will get more attention and likely income than these dedicated people.

    Reply
  • caitlyn b

    March 26, 2019

    I really want to go to the Olympics for synchro💕

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