Phantom Cam returns to FOX Sports Florida for Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves series
It can capture the splintering of a bat and pick up the bend of the bat as it makes contact with the ball. FOX's Phantom Cam is revolutionizing game telecasts -- and it's coming back to FOX Sports Florida when the Miami Marlins host the rival Atlanta Braves, from April 21-23.
MIAMI, Fla. (April 20, 2014) -- It can capture the splintering of a bat and pick up the bend of the bat as it makes contact with the ball. FOX's Phantom Cam is revolutionizing game telecasts -- and it's coming back to FOX Sports Florida when the Miami Marlins visit the rival Atlanta Braves, from April 21-23.
With the ability to record up to 5,000 frames per second, Phantom Cam is able to show live game action in never-before-seen slow-motion detail. A typical slow-motion camera records at 380 frames per second or less. The Phantom Cam frame rate allows the broadcast to slow video down with clarity to show things the human eye and other cameras cannot pick up. Thanks to the heightened rate, the Phantom Cam can slow down even the smallest elements of the game, focusing in with incredible clarity on visuals like the pronation of a pitchers arm.
After rave reviews following its introduction during the World Series two years ago, and a successful debut on FOX Sports Florida with the Marlins last season, FOX Sports has increased usage of the camera throughout all of the FOX Sports Regional Networks. Nationally, FOX has beefed up its resources in every region including Florida, with additional high-speed cameras and wireless-RF-camera systems, FOX Vision analysis and more.
Marlins fans can also watch the Phantom Cam in action next week when the Marlins host the Braves in Miami beginning Tuesday, April 29.
What can viewers expect to see?
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