Super Bowl XL Going Super HDTV
There's just a few more days left till the Steelers
get demolished play in Super Bowl XL. According to TVTechnology.com, this year promises to be one of the most spectacular Super Bowls ever for HDTV owners:
When ABC Sports cameras zoom in on the football for the opening kickoff of Super Bowl XL in Detroit's Ford Field at 6 p.m. on Feb. 5, more than 130 million viewers in the United States and perhaps 1 billion viewers worldwide will see the most technologically advanced Super Bowl ever.
"Sports is always at the cutting edge of hi-tech on television," said George Hoover, senior vice president of engineering at NEP Supershooters, the mobile division of NEP Broadcasting in Pittsburgh that will bring three trucks to Super Bowl XL. "Since the first super slo-mo cameras five years ago, the NFL is generally a driving force for new TV technology." NEP is bringing Supershooter 26, the HDTV rig used to shoot Monday Night Football on ABC for the past three seasons, to the event. NEP also is bringing in Supershooter 20, the HDTV truck used to shoot Sunday Night Football for ESPN.
The three-and-a-half hour pre-game show and the shorter post-game show will be shot in HD using Supershooter 18.
This next quote is so true:
Willox said HD itself now makes it possible to deliver those close-ups in greater details than ever before.
"In the old days, the cameras could barely penetrate the shadows under the helmets, so the players all looked like Darth Vader. Now, because of HD, you not only can see the sweat on their faces when watching at home, you see their state of being, which brings a whole new emotional level to viewing the game," he said.
For those of you who've never watched football (or any show as a matter of fact) on HDTV, you really can't believe how much better TV viewing can really be.
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Posted by William Hungerford at February 2, 2006 9:57 AM