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360 Degree Technology Gives Fans New Way to Watch Tennis

By Marcin Bryszak,
Special to ATN-Tennis.com

We’ve had HawkEye. We’ve had smart sensor racquets. Now, it’s time for the newest technological advancement in tennis: say hello to the FreeD technology. It’s much like the Matrix – except that it is the reality.

Introduced for the first time to tennis at the BNP Paribas Open tournament in Indian Wells, California this month, the FreeD, or Free Dimensional Video, technology lets a viewer watch 360-degree replays of action sequences, which are recorded by 22 high-speed ultra HD cameras. Television producers are then able to pause the motion and create still images of the action, which they can rotate on any plane – much to the excitement of commentators who can analyze in detail the strokes, rallies and movements of the players. Continue reading

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