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Bullet Time freeDWe’ve been following the recent developments of bullet time rigs pretty closely, especially the one created by Japanese broadcasting company NHK. Their rig consisted of just 8 multi-viewpoint remote-controlled cameras, but the folks over at Replay Technologies has developed a 12 4K Teledyne DALSA Falcon2 CMOS camera setup. They’re calling it “freeD” and you’ll be able to watch the NFL from multiple new perspectives in little over a month. To see it in action and find out how it works, hit the jump: More »

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Speaking of 4K and the FOR-A FT-ONE camera, they are being used right now in sports broadcast situations for very specific applications: slow-motion and close-up replays. Sporting events can be decided by inches, or at times even millimeters, and giving the officials of the game the best views possible is difficult when a blown-up 1080p image just doesn’t quite cut it. That’s why those who broadcast NFL games have been experimenting with using 4K cameras to do a super-zoom into the action, and they will be in use for this year’s Baltimore Ravens/San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl. More »