Super slow-mo Phantom Cam returns for Padres vs. Tigers Series

FOX Sports San Diego (FSSD) announced today the return of the super slow-mo Phantom Cam to San Diego during the San Diego Padres vs. Detroit Tigers series starting tonight. Additional technologies have been introduced this season with the intent of elevating the viewers’€™ experience during all FOX Sports regional MLB telecasts.

Our goal at FOX Sports San Diego is to bring Padres fans closer to the game, said Jeff Byle, Executive Producer, FOX Sports San Diego. We will use the best sports television technology to educate and entertain our viewers."€

With the ability to record up to 5,000 frames per second, the Phantom Cam is able to show live game action in greater slow-motion detail. In comparison, a typical slow-motion camera records at about 380 frames per second. Due 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, the splinter of a breaking bat or reverberation of it upon impact, even the exact sweet spot of a bat as it leads to a well hit ball. Phantom Cam examples:

The Phantom Cam was first debuted by FOX during the 2012 NLCS and World Series and is now shared by FOX Regional Networks around the country.

Nationally, FOX has beefed up its resources in nearly every region including San Diego, with additional high-speed–camera and wireless-RF-camera systems, FOX Vision analysis and graphics tool, ChyronHego Paint telestration tool, new mobile units, new studios, and more.

While viewers can experience the Phantom Cam specifically during the Padres vs. Tigers series, the first of a few select stops in San Diego this year, the rest of these technological enhancements can be seen on FSSD’s Padres telecasts throughout the season.

Live coverage of the San Diego Padres vs. Detroit Tigers series begins tonight with Padres Live at 6:30 PM PST.