Cleveland, OH — FOX Sports’ super- and ultra-slow-motion camera, "Phantom Cam" will return to SportsTime Ohio for the Cleveland Indians — Detroit Tigers starting tomorrow.
Phantom Cam allows replays to be shown with an incredible level of detail. Real time video is shown at 30 frames per second and standard slow-motion replays are at 350 to 400 frames per second. X-Mo, the slow motion technology used in every Indians game on SportsTime Ohio, shoots at 1,000 to 2,000 frames per second. Phantom Cam can record up to 5,000 frames per second!
The technology made its first 2014 appearance in the Indians home series against the Twins.
SportsTime Ohio had the opportunity to experiment with Phantom Cam in some Cleveland Indians games last season.
"We knew coming in last season that the technology would be incredible. But when you physically see the results, it’s a game changer," said Tom Farmer, Executive Producer of SportsTime Ohio. "When the bat meets the ball, you can literally see the ball being crushed. Itâs amazing to see game action in that capacity."
FOX Sports has added an additional Phantom Cam this season, allowing three to be rotated among the FOX Sports Regional Networks. So while Phantom Cam is not available to SportsTime Ohio for every Indians game, fans will get to see it during select telecasts throughout the season.
"In addition to sharing FOX Sports’ Phantom Cam with the other FOX Sports regions, we continue to use technology like X-Mo, Pitch Trax, and other technology on all of our games which truly enhances our Indians telecasts," Farmer said. "We always look to grow our productions, and Phantom Cam is just one of the many ways we are able to do that."