Phantom Cam returns to SportSouth for Braves vs. Marlins series
APR 21, 2014 3:19p ET
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 South and SportSouth this season, beginning with the Atlanta Braves' April 21-23 series against the Miami Marlins.
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, 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, with additional high-speed cameras and wireless-RF-camera systems, FOX Vision analysis and more.
Braves fans can also watch the Phantom Cam in later this week when Atlanta hosts the Reds April 25-27. Other series featuring the technology are: Braves at Marlins, April 29-May 1; Cardinals at Braves, May 5-7; Braves-Cardinals, May 16-18; Brewers-Braves, May 19-22; Braves-Marlins, May 30 and June 1 and June 6 at the Diamondbacks.
What can viewers expect to see?
The FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast -- FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Tennessee, FOX Sports Carolinas and SportSouth -- collectively reach more than 13 million cable and satellite households in seven states across the Southeast. They are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Dream, Atlanta Hawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Bobcats, Charlotte Hounds, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, Cincinnati Reds, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, and St. Louis Cardinals, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Conference USA, Southeastern Conference, and Big 12 Conference. Combined, the four networks produce more than 800 live local events and televise more than 1400 live local events each year. For more information, please visit FOXSportsSouth.com, FOXSportsTennessee.com, and FOXSportsCarolinas.com.