I think Bill's computer froze up at the start and took a while to recover. For whatever reason, Donington is a hog on resources. You could tell on the start where the stream turned into a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. Given that and with Sean still trying to get his feet under a new assignment... yeah.... not the best start there. I think we found our groove later on in the race, but the feature is definitely not going into our showcase portfolio.Was there some technical difficulties at the start of the feature race last night? Because about ten words were uttered during the first lap, where a lot of action happens.
Wasn't very GSRC-y.
I know exactly how you feel with iRTVO Crashing every so often when broadcasting. Luckily iRacing hasnt crashed on me so far during such eventsNot buying the “I wanted the let the action speak for itself” excuse.
Yep, I had and issue, and after replaying the events in my mind, I figured it out.
Without giving away any trade secrets, here is what happened. (if anyone cares about the details)
1) Qualifying is over, race session launches and I realize I do not have the right camera set in iRacing to call the action. No problem, very easy fix.
2) Uh oh, my transparent track map overlay (window is always on top) is covering up the iRacing camera select section. (no problem again, easy to move) so I move the map overlay over some. (this was the cause of all my troubles)
3) Load the correct camera set while calling the grid with Crackers
4) Time to call the start, yikes, iRacing will not let me select the drivers. Try as I might, I am stuck on Vittorio Saltalamacchia. So now, it is decision time, I either reload iRacing, or call the whole race from the perspective of Vittorio Saltalamacchia. I choose reload.
5) iRacing re-load fast, I move my track map overlay back where it belongs, but now, the software I use to identify drivers is all screwed up. Its shows Adam Tierney in the lead.
6) Reboot that software and I am finally good to go.
The cause of the whole problem was when I moved my transparent overlay out of the way to select a camera, I forgot to put it back. When I tried to select the drivers, the track map overlay was covering the drivers name, and it is transparent to I did not realize iRacing was not the active window.
More info than you needed, but that is what happened.
By the way, you guys are going to love Sean Ambrose. Once he gets familiar with you all, he is very good at what he does.
Bad news for you all is, my references are American based from fifty years ago, Sean’s are American based from about 35 years ago.
Not sure a 25 year old Duthcman will have any idea what we are talking about. Keep google handy.
Oh yes... it's incredible how fragile these broadcasts can be. I still have PTSD over losing power twice while streaming for one of the official iRacing 24 hour broadcasts. That kind of stuff keeps a man awake at night. :nailbiting:I know exactly how you feel with iRTVO Crashing every so often when broadcasting. Luckily iRacing hasnt crashed on me so far during such events
I don't agree with this. I actually really enjoyed it with the 3 of you. There was so much action in the feature race that an extra pair of eyes made it a lot easier to catch all the action. Sure there's going to be times where 2 or even 3 commentators see some action and want to say something about it but I think Soup, Sean and Jake have enough experience do deal with those situations.Feedback of Road Atlanta:
No disrespect, and admittedly this was due to him not being able to race. But having Jake also trying to commentate alongside Bill and Sean was messy. Two's company, three's a crowd.
Two commentators ebb and flow and the commentary feels natural. When one stops talking, the other starts. But there's always slight hesitation with a third commentator as there's uncertainty on who should talk. There were a few times where Jake cut off Sean a few times and it made for uncomfortable hearing.
Bill and Sean are a good duo, adding a third commentator just became a little erratic, especially as Jake seemed to take over the commentary.
Top marks by the way for bearing with us whilst we try to work around iRacing's problems, unfortunate it wasn't to be but glad you stuck with us whilst we tried.