Super Bowl XLVI coverage brings new super slo-mo replays

Super Bowl XLVI to get new super slow motions replays
NAC brings four Hi-Motion II cameras to Superbowl

Americans will get a more detailed look at the Super Bowl than ever before, this Sunday, thanks to some new super slow motion cameras.

NAC is supplying four of its brand new Hi-Motion II cameras for the NBC broadcast of this weekend's showdown between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots.

The cameras capture 1080p video at 1,000 frames per second through a three chip CMOS sensor, so every touchdown, tackle and interception will be captured and replayed in stunning detail.

This is the first time that the cameras have been used to capture a sporting event, however its predecessor was used at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the soccer World Cup in 2010.

The original Hi-Motion brought some incredible footage, but the newcomer is capable of capturing the action at an additional 400 frames per second, so it sounds like we're in for a treat.

Overwhelmingly positive

NAC's Andy Hayford said: "We have had technical rehearsals every day since Tuesday and the response to the Hi-Motion II is overwhelmingly positive.

"Everyone from Engineering, VT and Production is 'over the moon' that the camera works straight out of the box and integrates like a normal camera – and the live and replay pictures are stunning."

Away from the super slow-mo, who do you guys have on Sunday? We're going for a trademark fourth quarter onslaught from Eli Manning to bring the Giants home 24-21.

Here's some footage shot using the original Hi-Motion camera.

Via: The Verge