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Robert Trachinger, Television Pioneer Helped Develop Slow-Motion Sports Replay Technology

By Michael Silbergleid

SignOnSanDiego.com has the story of the passing of Robert Trachinger:

“Televised sports coverage was never the same after Robert Trachinger developed groundbreaking technology that helped make the ABC network a leader in sports broadcasting.

“While it’s hard to imagine watching football and baseball games without slow-motion replays and close-up camera shots, such features didn’t exist before Mr. Trachinger created the first hand-held TV camera and the slow motion videotape system that allowed television viewers to watch replays of exciting sports plays.”

You can read the rest of the story at http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/sep/28/television-pioneer-helped-develop-slow-motion/

Televised sports coverage was never the same after Robert Trachinger developed groundbreaking technology that helped make the ABC network a leader in sports broadcasting.

While it’s hard to imagine watching football and baseball games without slow-motion replays and close-up camera shots, such features didn’t exist before Mr. Trachinger created the first hand-held TV camera and the slow motion videotape system that allowed television viewers to watch replays of exciting sports plays.