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CBS Turns Up Tech For Super Bowl Sizzle

TVnewscheck.com reports that among the innovations CBS Sports has on tap for Sunday’s game at Levi’s Stadium is a combination of CBS’s super high-res EyeVision 360 camera system, which gives viewers a 360 degree replay perspective on game action, and its virtual first-down and end-zone lines. “If the situation is right, out of the first-down line or end-zone line we are going to bring up vertically a [virtual] transparent pane of glass,” says Ken Aagaard, engineering EVP. “As you revolve around, you can actually see if the ball or the player broke that pane of glass.”

Deploying ground-breaking TV production technology at the Super Bowl is nothing new, but who ever heard of glass-breaking technology at the NFL’s biggest game of the year?

After this Sunday’s game, however, millions of viewers likely will have, thanks to an interesting combination of CBS’s super high-res EyeVision 360 camera system, which gives viewers a 360 degree replay perspective on game action, and its virtual first-down and end-zone lines.

“If the situation is right, out of the first-down line or end-zone line we are going to bring up vertically a [virtual] transparent pane of glass,” explains Ken Aagaard, EVP, engineering, operations and production services at CBS Sports. “As you revolve around, you can actually see if the ball or the player broke that pane of glass. It’s really cool and very dynamic.”

Read more at http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/92084/cbs-turns-up-tech-for-super-bowl-sizzle