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Video: BallCam Puts Football Fans on the Field
3/5/2013

The BallCam is capable of editing out the spinning of the football and providing a usable image.   (Source: Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute)
The BallCam is capable of editing out the spinning of the football and providing a usable image.
(Source: Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute)

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williamlweaver
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Re: Another view of the game
williamlweaver   3/5/2013 9:01:26 AM
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I always get the feeling that football game broadcast technology, such as the VR line markers on the field and Skycam footage, is pushed by Video Game visualizations such as EA Sports Madden NFL. I suggest these kids at CMU would do themselves a favor if they talked up their colleagues in Video Game development and had the BallCam coded into Madden NFL 2014.  Instant demand.  =]

Elizabeth M
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Another view of the game
Elizabeth M   3/5/2013 6:43:37 AM
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As if football fans need even another view of the game with all the different angles available to them already! Still, this is pretty cool. I'm personally not a football fan but I can see how it would be helpful during training and perhaps eventually something that could give fans another view of play. It certainly would be quite interesting to watch what happens to the ball during a game, given that it's the central focus! What will they think of next?

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