'Crank it up' Sunday on NFL on FOX

BY foxsports • September 12, 2010

What football fan hasn't wondered what it would be like to be right there at the line of scrimmage of an NFL game?

Wonder no more, because as FOX prepares to kick off its 17th season televising the NFL, brace yourself for a listening experience unlike anything you've ever heard before.

Microphones will be placed on the clothing of several players on both sides of the ball so you will be able to "feel'' all the action and all the hits, just without any of the bruises. At times during the Giants-Panthers and the Packers-Eagles games, the microphones will be opened up to put you right in the of the action.

Made popular in NASCAR, FOX became the first U.S. broadcaster to use this cutting-edge technology. In basic terms, this system is the first to be able to capture audio digitally from the point of origin and deliver it digitally through fiber transportation streams to viewers without having to be converted to analog. The all digital outputs are then produced through three audio production mixing consoles. The end result is a better-than-ever Dolby 5.1 delivery of the raw power and speed that distinguishes the unique and visceral experience.

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