Bullet Time added to Major League Baseball and the National Football League is as cool as it sounds.
Replay Technologies has put together what they are calling FreeD aka free dimensional video which installs and sets up a number of cameras along the ballparks and captures footage from all angles compiling them into a smooth, almost 360-degree pan.
The company installed the rig in at the New York Yankee Stadium a few months back and the resulting footage is pretty to look at. The view goes from home plate to where the batter makes contact with the ball and back out to an outfield view and vice versa. The possibilities are endless with this technology and should be exciting to see what transpires from it.
According to The Wrap, NBC will use this technology with 24 cameras in each endzones during the Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants game on on September 8. The result should be a 360-degree Matrix style bullet time replays of the touchdowns and any play near the goal line. I will be glued to the TV to see what they do with it.