X-mo camera…and a lineup
Just getting around to starting to answer some of the comments from the past 10 days or so…I noticed one about the new X-mo camera that FSN has installed at the stadium, so here’s what our partners over there had to say:
The X-mo camera slows game action down to 2,000 frames per second (at 1080i/p and 720p formats) and is considered a “high-speed” HD camera. Producers can utilize this technology to enhance a great catch, decipher a close call at the plate, detect the impact of the ball on the bat, etc. The X-mo may be used for replay and/or live game camera purposes.
The camera is located field level behind home plate.
HD DIAMOND CAMS:
Located only at Dodger Stadium, three separate “diamond cameras” are installed at home plate, first base and in front of the pitchers mound. These miniature cameras provide viewers at home with a never-before seen angles to the action (ie. making a slide at home plate, deciphering a close call at on the bag or detecting pitcher’s release). Housed inside a protective box – for weather related purposes – the camera itself emerges 3/8″ above the infield dirt and comes with a modified wide-angle lens. The camera itself uses Dodger Stadium’s existing fiber infrastructure and is controlled remotely from inside the production truck. The HD diamond cam versions were implemented in 2008.
Here’s today’s lineup in Colorado as the team looks for a full road-trip sweep…