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Dutchman
10-08-2014, 06:57 PM
Lots of great press coming from all over the country around the players pledge:
#1. Union College hockey players pledge to help prevent rapes
UNION HOCKEY PLAYERS PLEDGE TO HELP PREVENT RAPES
http://auburnpub.com/ap/state/union-college-hockey-players-pledge-to-help-prevent-rapes/article_a917bdb6-0343-594d-be50-a7bda2d71318.html
#2. Union hockey players pledge to help prevent rapes
BY MICHAEL VIRTANEN
Associated Press October 7, 2014
http://www.bnd.com/2014/10/07/3442479/union-hockey-players-pledge-to.html#storylink=cpy
#3. Union College Hockey Players Stand Up
http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/features/top-story/stories/union-hockey-players-stand-up-sexual-assault-20012.shtml
#4. Union College Students Take "It's On Us" Pledge
http://albany.twcnews.com/content/news/775344/union-college-students-take--it-s-on-us--pledge/
#5. Union hockey team steps up to combat sexual assault
http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2014/oct/08/union-hockey-team-steps-combat-domestic-violence-s/

See you all Friday ....

#6. Banner season to be celebrated one last time
http://www.union.edu/news/stories/2014/10/banner-season-to-be-celebrated-one-last-time.ph
http://www.union.edu/news/stories/2014/10/banner-season-to-be-celebrated-one-last-time.php

Hokydad
10-08-2014, 07:00 PM
Jesus loves you and so do I.

Jesus doesnt love ugly and haterd. You are that and liar.

uniondutch21
10-09-2014, 12:26 PM
Can anyone attest to the quality of the video on the Union site? Saw the AD at the Chicago event on Monday, he said it is HD and the new lighting was put in especially for the video. Just wondering before I drop $80.

Also, if anyone is considering driving to South Bend, We definitely have 1 extra ticket. Possibly 3-4 extras total. I bought a block of 12 on the side that Union shoots twice, so far 1 person said they can't take off from work.

rdf8585
10-09-2014, 01:07 PM
Can anyone attest to the quality of the video on the Union site? Saw the AD at the Chicago event on Monday, he said it is HD and the new lighting was put in especially for the video. Just wondering before I drop $80.

Also, if anyone is considering driving to South Bend, We definitely have 1 extra ticket. Possibly 3-4 extras total. I bought a block of 12 on the side that Union shoots twice, so far 1 person said they can't take off from work.

There's a couple highlights on my YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyD0HmsbSZpw5FbZaq2C6Pg) from last Sunday's exhibition. That should give you a general idea of what it looks like. The new lights have definitely helped.

AspyDad
10-09-2014, 01:31 PM
http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2014/oct/09/1009_editunioncol/ Thoughts????

Dutchman
10-09-2014, 01:33 PM
Can anyone attest to the quality of the video on the Union site? Saw the AD at the Chicago event on Monday, he said it is HD and the new lighting was put in especially for the video. Just wondering before I drop $80.

uniondutch21:

I can attest to the quality of the video, but only as compared to last year and only from the perspective of my setup. What I am experiencing may not be what you will experience since much depends on your network, graphics, memory, processor speed, browser, version of adobe flash and whether you are using wireless. So, I might see great improvement from last year but that only brings us to a level of what you might expect from a high school video setup. I am on the board of directors of my local cable TV station and I can tell you that it is about that level, which is not that bad and definitely worth the $80.00. Regardless, what you see or experience watching the live feed, which may depend on a great many things, the archive version is complete and appears to play back very well. That is another improvement over last year.

You will need Adobe Flash Player or be able to run HTML5. Easy to download
Firefox is the recommended browser but I run on Chrome just fine.
The streaming speed is 600-800 kbps (1-2 mbps) so you are going to want a direct cable connection or a high speed wireless connection that is not shared.
If you have a slow speed wireless connection the choppy video/audio may be due to the network and not the feed.

I have a new multi core DELL Desktop Server with solid state disks and a hardwired cable connection and ultra high speed graphics.

The big improvement I see is a result of the lighting. Shooting live action video in low light conditions, like old Achilles, or a friday night football game, requires a professional grade video camera with a very large CCD to capture the light. My guess is that we have probably not improved on the more "consumer grade" camera we were using. A modern professional grade camera is $5,000 to $30,000 and a pro-consumer is maybe $2,500 to $5,000. Not a whole lot of difference EXCEPT the professional grade camera has a much better bigger (area) lens and is capable of shooting in low light conditions. HD can mean 720 or 1080 or 1280 or 1440 or 1920 and progressive or interlaced. My guess is what I am seeing is 720. High-definition video is video of higher resolution and quality than standard-definition. While there is no standardized meaning for high-definition, generally any video image with more than 480 horizontal lines (North America) or 576 lines is considered HD. So we are using, my guess, the lowest end of HD. However, it probably would not help us to use a better camera since we may be bound by the bandwidth to the server where we send the video. In other words, if we had a better camera, we would have to dial it down to the lowest setting anyway.

Common high-definition video modes[edit]
Video mode Frame size in pixels (WH) Pixels per image1 Scanning type Frame rate (Hz)
720p 1,280720 921,600 Progressive 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60, 72
1080i 1,9201,080 2,073,600 Interlaced 25 (50 fields/s), 29.97 (59.94 fields/s), 30 (60 fields/s)
1080p 1,9201,080 2,073,600 Progressive 24 (23.976), 25, 30 (29.97), 50, 60 (59.94)
1440p 2,5601,440 3,686,400 Progressive 24 (23.976), 25, 30 (29.97), 50, 60 (59.94)

The camera feed is going to go to a sever somewhere (Atlanta, I think) and therefore it does not advantage us to use a higher speed, higher resolution camera if the leased lines we use going to the server are only capable of streaming at a fixed speed.

Compared to last year. I am very pleased with the improvement. The live audio was very spotty but the archive version sounds fine so for the $80.00 you can go back and see past games which is nice. Also, the archive was available right after the game which was an improvement over last year as well.

Hope this helps

Hokydad
10-09-2014, 04:34 PM
http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2014/oct/09/1009_editunioncol/ Thoughts????

Guess its time for myself, Nick P and a few others to head over to the RPI thread and start setting the record straight. A lot of misinformation over there and some nice details on two of their players that needs to be pointed out. One in particular has a little incident that happened over the summer that needs to be discussed in detail.

Wholin1
10-09-2014, 06:35 PM
http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2014/oct/09/1009_editunioncol/ Thoughts????I am conflicted by wanting to know and having the right to know. There is a rapidly shrinking modicum of a right to privacy in today's world. When a team forms and is provided with and its members agree to abide by clearly stated rules, then when those rules are violated, discipline rightly ensues. Do we the public have the right to demand the details of the transgressions and the transgressors?

I think not. A team is in many ways a family, interdependent and with responsibility to those within that family. Do we have a right to know what goes on within that family unit? Would we want to share every detail of our families with strangers and outsiders?

So long as no laws were broken and no one harmed or injured which I can only assume is the case, then I think we need to let it lie there and allow this "family" to sort through this privately and confidentially.

Hokydad
10-09-2014, 06:46 PM
I am conflicted by wanting to know and having the right to know. There is a rapidly shrinking modicum of a right to privacy in today's world. When a team forms and is provided with and its members agree to abide by clearly stated rules, then when those rules are violated, discipline rightly ensues. Do we the public have the right to demand the details of the transgressions and the transgressors?

I think not. A team is in many ways a family, interdependent and with responsibility to those within that family. Do we have a right to know what goes on within that family unit? Would we want to share every detail of our families with strangers and outsiders?

So long as no laws were broken and no one harmed or injured which I can only assume is the case, then I think we need to let it lie there and allow this "family" to sort through this privately and confidentially.

100% foolish to think anyone has a right to know. Student athletes are just that, student athletes. They should be given the same respect and privacy rights any student does.
The school by law is not allowed to disclose the nature of any discipline. If I was one of the three players parents, and it was disclosed, I would be very upset. I can only assume the athletic department has enough dignity to honor their rights to privacy.

FlagDUDE08
10-09-2014, 07:21 PM
http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2014/oct/09/1009_editunioncol/ Thoughts????

Nothing wrong with citing a violation of team rules. I've even seen the professional leagues declare as such when something happens. They're suspended, and you know why the suspension was handed down. That's all that's necessary. Does it matter which rule was violated? Not really. The closest you might get is what the team rules are, but if the league doesn't give out their rules, I wouldn't expect the school to give out theirs. Sure, you could make inferences based upon the length of suspension with respect to upcoming opponents, but what's done is done.

rdf8585
10-09-2014, 07:29 PM
Here's a feature I put together on Tyler Hynes and his long journey to Union: http://t.co/Rav7z7jgy5

As a side note, Rick Bennett said today that freshman forward Ryan Scarfo (lower-body) will be a "gametime decision" tomorrow. He has been practicing, so it doesn't seem like a return is that far off. Scarfo missed the exhibition against UPEI last Sunday.

uniondutch21
10-09-2014, 07:55 PM
uniondutch21:

I can attest to the quality of the video, but only as compared to last year and only from the perspective of my setup. What I am experiencing may not be what you will experience since much depends on your network, graphics, memory, processor speed, browser, version of adobe flash and whether you are using wireless. So, I might see great improvement from last year but that only brings us to a level of what you might expect from a high school video setup. I am on the board of directors of my local cable TV station and I can tell you that it is about that level, which is not that bad and definitely worth the $80.00. Regardless, what you see or experience watching the live feed, which may depend on a great many things, the archive version is complete and appears to play back very well. That is another improvement over last year.

You will need Adobe Flash Player or be able to run HTML5. Easy to download
Firefox is the recommended browser but I run on Chrome just fine.
The streaming speed is 600-800 kbps (1-2 mbps) so you are going to want a direct cable connection or a high speed wireless connection that is not shared.
If you have a slow speed wireless connection the choppy video/audio may be due to the network and not the feed.

I have a new multi core DELL Desktop Server with solid state disks and a hardwired cable connection and ultra high speed graphics.

The big improvement I see is a result of the lighting. Shooting live action video in low light conditions, like old Achilles, or a friday night football game, requires a professional grade video camera with a very large CCD to capture the light. My guess is that we have probably not improved on the more "consumer grade" camera we were using. A modern professional grade camera is $5,000 to $30,000 and a pro-consumer is maybe $2,500 to $5,000. Not a whole lot of difference EXCEPT the professional grade camera has a much better bigger (area) lens and is capable of shooting in low light conditions. HD can mean 720 or 1080 or 1280 or 1440 or 1920 and progressive or interlaced. My guess is what I am seeing is 720. High-definition video is video of higher resolution and quality than standard-definition. While there is no standardized meaning for high-definition, generally any video image with more than 480 horizontal lines (North America) or 576 lines is considered HD. So we are using, my guess, the lowest end of HD. However, it probably would not help us to use a better camera since we may be bound by the bandwidth to the server where we send the video. In other words, if we had a better camera, we would have to dial it down to the lowest setting anyway.

Common high-definition video modes[edit]
Video mode Frame size in pixels (WH) Pixels per image1 Scanning type Frame rate (Hz)
720p 1,280720 921,600 Progressive 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60, 72
1080i 1,9201,080 2,073,600 Interlaced 25 (50 fields/s), 29.97 (59.94 fields/s), 30 (60 fields/s)
1080p 1,9201,080 2,073,600 Progressive 24 (23.976), 25, 30 (29.97), 50, 60 (59.94)
1440p 2,5601,440 3,686,400 Progressive 24 (23.976), 25, 30 (29.97), 50, 60 (59.94)

The camera feed is going to go to a sever somewhere (Atlanta, I think) and therefore it does not advantage us to use a higher speed, higher resolution camera if the leased lines we use going to the server are only capable of streaming at a fixed speed.

Compared to last year. I am very pleased with the improvement. The live audio was very spotty but the archive version sounds fine so for the $80.00 you can go back and see past games which is nice. Also, the archive was available right after the game which was an improvement over last year as well.

Hope this helps


Thanks. I use my corporate issue Dell, runs all the latest flash etc and we have pretty quick internet ~20Mbps. Was interested in live streams only.

We need what St Cloud has...and sideline reporters!

Will probably spend the $$. I think i spent $50 last year on the bigger away games. RPITV is pretty solid.

AspyDad
10-10-2014, 07:47 AM
So long as no laws were broken and no one harmed or injured which I can only assume is the case, then I think we need to let it lie there and allow this "family" to sort through this privately and confidentially. I agree with this.

joecct
10-10-2014, 09:13 AM
Thanks. I use my corporate issue Dell, runs all the latest flash etc and we have pretty quick internet ~20Mbps. Was interested in live streams only.

We need what St Cloud has...and sideline reporters!

Will probably spend the $$. I think i spent $50 last year on the bigger away games. RPITV is pretty solid.

Stick closer to home. WTOP in Oswego. They blow most D-I broadcasts out of the water.

Aerman
10-10-2014, 12:55 PM
Jesus doesnt love ugly and haterd. You are that and liar.

wow Hokey. Apparently you have never read anything you have posted, or the rep that you send people. What a hypocrite.

rdf8585
10-10-2014, 05:20 PM
Tonight's lines:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UnionHockey?src=hash">#UnionHockey</a> lines vs <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AICHockey?src=hash">#AICHockey</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ECACHockey?src=hash">#ECACHockey</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AHA?src=hash">#AHA</a> <a href="http://t.co/8Jho38i6pg">pic.twitter.com/8Jho38i6pg</a></p>&mdash; Union Hockey Blog (@UnionHockeyBlog) <a href="https://twitter.com/UnionHockeyBlog/status/520693583641579520">October 10, 2014</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Dutchman
10-10-2014, 09:44 PM
It was not pretty .... SOG for AIC, 11 period 1, 8 period 2 and 4 period 3. Steven made some great saves. We got some talented frosh but its going to take time.

rdf8585
10-10-2014, 09:55 PM
R.Bennett postgame: http://t.co/5DERKNNz81

Roy, Henry, Vecchione postgame: http://t.co/svNGsfDg6n

rdf8585
10-10-2014, 10:46 PM
It was nice to see the freshman start off their college careers with a bang. They combined for a goal and five assists. Spencer Foo had the goal, while the assists went Tyler Hynes, Roman Ammirato, Nick DeSimone and JC Brassard (2). Though he didn't get a point, freshman Kevin Shier also impressed. Freshman Ryan Scarfo went 9-for-10 on faceoffs.

David Roy had a nice game with three assists (a career-high). He has a nice window to take advantage of some extra playing time with the three suspended.

The pre-game ceremony was fantastic. It was great to see Mat Bodie, Shayne Gostisbehere and Cole Ikkala back (and many others who I'm forgetting). I wasn't sure how the banner was going to go up, but bringing the scoreboard down and raising from underneath it was a nice touch. It was certainly a few moments none of us will soon forget.

rdf8585
10-11-2014, 02:24 AM
Video of banner ceremony (audio, at times, isn't great) - http://t.co/QMM2L9SUgK
Spencer Foo's first Union goal - http://t.co/eSvowwbI3p
Recap: http://t.co/7DPjGN3Akd