05.May.2013 Baseball Cameras Clarified
Just a quick update for those interested in the switch from BNO streams to Pac-12 streams.
I received confirmation that the streaming operation is the same as it has been since 2008. The past two years of TV on Root were the same crew of students on camera as the stream, augmented by graphics and with Jim Wilson and Erik from KEZI doing commentary. As everyone knows, the stream is no longer a subscription service. This crew works on campus and point their encoder to the Pac-12 streaming servers, which streams for free without requiring a BNO subscription.This year, when the Pac-12 TV network covers a game, the coverage is a completely separate operation–they roll in their own cameras and setup their own production. The old BNO crew isn't involved in those productions.
In the past, apparetly the complaint was no overhead camera. This year, the complaint is that there's no CF camera (my complaint too, which is why I looked into the matter).
Also, as noted here a month ago, it seems there's legs to the rumor Pat Casey asked the CF camera be removed. I've heard this from various people.
OSU is notoriously clandestine, so hopefully this sheds some light.