I assume something somewhat similar could be used in other sports, such as basketball and football as well. But I found this to be pretty crazy. It looks like a video game. I'm not sure what went into setting it up, I'm guessing in baseball it's helped by things happening at fixed locations. But in football you could have something around the GL or around the basket in basketball.
OTish: The Future of Instant Replay
YES plays replays like this, have been for a couple years now I think.
I assume they have so many HD cameras around the stadium that the imaging is generated from HD signals at 8-12 camera locations around the stadium feeding images to a computer. Not sure how much CGI goes into it tho.
While you'd be more limited in the scope, many of the catch/no catch ruling, either because ball touches the ground or the receiver is OOB, or the TD/no TD call could be greatly improved with this sort of technology. I just thought it was pretty crazy and hadn't seen it before. Would likely be really expensive though.
An accelerometer and an RF position locator inside the ball would work just as well, I would think, and be much cheaper.
I have wondered the same thing for awhile. It seems like the technology is there and that the football can be placed at an exact spot rather than a guess after minutes of replay, especially with TDs.
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CBS pioneered this in the 2001(?) Super Bowl when the Ravens beat the Giants. As you say, it's done by fixed cameras all over the stadium.
and can normally see imbed/videos/pics but I see nothing. Link?
Because what better moment in sports is there than sitting around for 5 minutes to look at video and put the ball at the 1 inch line after an exciting play.
I couldn't tell if the batter's bat broke or not. This cleared it right up.