NFL Superbowl 50        

Superbowl 50 to Debut Coolest Technology in the World

January 29, 2016

The Superbowl is one of the most popular programs to watch on television, if not the most popular. This year’s match up is between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers and the action is already starting to begin. A lot has been invested to making this event a huge success – as last year, 114 million viewers tuned in to see the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks. Fans are going to be excited to learn that the newest and coolest technology is being used to entertain such a great game. And not to mention, Santa Clara is the place where the Superbowl will be held – right in the middle of the Silicon Valley.


70 cameras will be used this year, instead of 40 – which is a 75% increase. Old favorites like the SkyCam are coming back with some major improvements. The new replay camera can freeze at any moment on the field, providing a first-person point of view for any player. 5K resolution cameras will provide football fans with the highest resolution ever that has been used for the big game. The idea behind the technology is that viewers can see everything on the field, from multiple angles. Another awesome feature is superimposing a virtual line in a play, allowing viewers to see if the ball goes past that line.


Pylons are going to be a staple of importance as they are the markers in the corner of the endzones to see the boundaries of the goal line, which will help with hard calls that referees need help with. With 2K resolution, the cameras are decked out with microphones to capture sounds of the game that we all love to hear.


The new Wildcat flying camera will travel nearly twice as fast as the previous version, soaring through the air surpassing speeds of 25 MPH (which will outrun players). However, one of the challenges with the aerial coverage is stabilization. But, with the four axis cords – it should be sufficient. In addition to the microphones in the pylons, the aerial camera will be accessible to hearing all those hits, grunts and cheers from players.

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