Big steps since the last update - two new block M's on the bottoms with a clock and playclock. Almost finished it looks like.
Scoreboard Cam Back
By 10 minutes.
Looking incredible. And huge! Can't wait to see the videoboard tests to show stats, and maybe some replays.
And of course, the season opener! Gonna be incredible!
on September 3rd! Looking good, and can't wait to see how the handle the stats and video content. Are the speakers going to be all at the North end?
They just did some more advanced stuff than the pixels at least. It was just some pattern flowing across the screen.
edit: I guess they don't have cable hooked up yet, gotta adjust the antenna:
I'm also guessing between the two block M's will be another HD message board -- scrolling different things there.
I'm going to guess that the bottom won't be HD, and will instead be a regular LED board. If it's primarily used for stats and scores, I don't think there's any real reason to use extra video processing power on that.
The words "Slippery Rock" will never have looked so good.
so will these test ensure the video board has enough resolution to keep up with Denard going down the sidelne? We may need to upgrade these
Is that the waterfall from Super Mario Bros. 2?
The Michigan Stadium Aerials site has some new photos dated yesterday that show the back of the north scoreboard, including this one:
Here’s a panoramic shot that includes the back of north board and just the very top of the south:
Get your iphones out and get some pics up from today! Looks like there is just enough room for a monster Maize block M. Perfect.
September 3rd yet? If not i'm going back to bed
Looking good, I'm glad to see they're progressing through testing colors on the screen to some new stuff.
Crap, double post.
It's going to make watching the game easier if you're in the end zone up high. I have a tough time seeing the play if the game is at the opposite end so I watch the screen. It will actually make watching the screen worth it.
So, who will be the first receiver to blow a play because he wants to watch himself score a touchdown on a giant HD board?
I was just thinking I wonder if it will affect the kickers at all? I imagine they will turn it off before the kick but maybe not.
We should play some of those trippy images when our opponents attempt PATs/FGs!
"kick here" and an arrow pointing at the goalpost :)
the play clock is on the lower right. What is the lower left 4 digit area for?
Wow. Well...here's to hoping Indiana Blue was kidding about that question.
Was there in person the other day, You need to be there to really get a sense of how much bigger it really is, i almost cried.
Has anyone else noticed that it looks like some of the panels are upside down or something? When the colors change, instead of moving up, it moves down causing a growing horizontal line for a second. I don't know how to describe it any better than that.
I was thinking something similar. About a third of the way up, when a horizontal line moves upwards on the screen, it skips upward a bit before catching up. It's actually sort of annoying and I hope they get it fixed soon.
Did anyone else see the football pic briefly flash on the screen?
My favorite part (besides the thought of HD replays) is that the "MICHIGAN STADIUM" lights up. Can't wait to see that during the night game.
Is that right around the size of the old video board?
edit: looks like they are slowly scaling up the photo-
They have actually put up footage! Looks like it's of the ND game last year but it's not scaled to fit the size of the board.
EDIT: See above.
Look now... The images that are on the screen now (looks like from the ND or spring game) have been both full screen and partial screen views. I am assuming the partial screen mode is for when stats and such are displayed. Check it out!
EDIT: It's a game vs ND
So many tingly feelings...
Wow, even a 4 x 3 feed via a webcam looks awesome. Chills.
running full screen game clips now - nice
Now it is full
It went full a few times while I was watching
Both of those guys have to be wearing harnesses in order to be up there. It'd be a huge OSHA violation if they are not harnessed in, and UM wouldn't be too happy if they don't have harnesses. UM has instituted some very strict rules regarding construction on campus since there were a few deaths in the past 5 year with construction on campus.
Dude is just jaunting around up there in the manner that you or I would stroll down an empty hallway...difference being, he keeps tripping over his enormous sac.
The size of the boards fit the stadium perfectly. Good job DB
what are the columns going to be on the left and ride side of the screen?
makes sense. thanks.
I would presume that there will be speakers housed behind the panels that make up the left and right columns.
Nice choice video screen guy
but who was that guy that Denard was talking to on the sidelines? Hmmm ... maybe just a ghost of the past.
...resolution do you lose with a youtube embed of a mgoblue embed of a webcam of an enormous hd screen?
andddddddd.....my day is shot....because obviously watching highlights I've seen 1000+ times on the new scoreboard is just too exciting.
If any of you who live nearby happen to walk by the stadium while the highlights are playing, do they have audio going too, or is it just video at this point?
When the initial wave of video was playing there wasn't any audio.
Anyone know what Corio2 is?
Goggle Corio 2 there is all sorts of info about it.
Believe it or not, I am familiar with Google. I asked the question because I thought someone familiar with Corio2 could quickly explain how it was being used with the scoreboards, and I thought others here might be interested as well.
I was not trying to be a smartass. I wondered too. But, then I just googled it.
It appears to be a video processing and scaling technology. If I understand it correctly, it takes input signals of various formats and converts it to a desired output size/resolution (Testing this tech probably explains the incrementally growing video display mentioned in the above comments). I believe CORIO2 also includes algorithms that try to "upscale" lower definition input to an HD output.
I have watched a missed field goal and Denard getting hurt. Not the way to break in the big-screen!
shot of Denard getting hit. Speed it up!
It looks like the sun must be shining right on the webcam or something. You can barely see the screen :(. (assuming the webcame is facing the south scoreboard)
the square footage on this bad boy versus the old one? Looks monstrous, which of course is sweet.
I don't know about square footage, but I did a pixelated-area comparison and found that the new screen is roughly 5.4x bigger than the old screen.
Not sure how big the old video boards were, but each of the new ones measures about 4,000 square feet (47 feet x 85 feet).
Does anyone have today's update on the back of the scoreboards? Have they reinstalled any of the yellow panels?
The 'M' still isn't there.
The two 'M' in 'MICHIGAN STADIUM' are block M's rather than the split M. When they were installing the back of the scoreboard it appeared that it was going to be a split M. I think someone noticed the inconsistency and now there's some emergency repainting going on somewhere.
It seems unlikely they made that big a mistake. See this earlier thread. What they started to put on the back of the north scoreboard looked like a block M, but it seemed like they had the middle piece in the wrong place. jmblue pointed out in that thread that the split M always includes an outline, and the M they were putting up certainly didn't have one.
Some sort of mistake may have been made, but I'm almost positive they weren't about to put up a split M, especially given that it has more or less been banned from use.
If you look at the placement of the back panels right now, they have/had all the pieces in that are entirely blue. The missing panels are all the pieces that would have the M on them. There is some reason that they are willing to patch it in later, rather than going in a logical order.
Also, the split M that was (or never was) didn't necessarily have to have a border or strikethrough. It was meant to be the basic block M, but painted in the split M style. I'm just saying that the order of panel installation isn't logical.
It's a shame Dave Brandon is such a tight wad.
If they'd gone for a touchscreen we could have set the record for largest game of Angry Birds!
I see they are putting up some maze back panels on the north scoreboard right now.