We’ve seen interesting experiments with 360 cameras in music videos, lookbooks and now in sports witnessed in recent Warriors’ Game 5 victory. Supported by Intel — who are rooting for the Warriors not only because they are the home team but because only five arenas are equipped with Intel’s latest technology – we saw our first 360 replay, one which was brought together by 30 servers and 28 super high-definition 5K cameras. The video is combined with a single-frame image for a seamless 360-view. Approximately a terabyte of data is collected per second to produce the high quality renderings, which take about three minutes in total to make. For ESPN, Turner Sports and other broadcasters, the technology offers an opportunity to showcase the sports from a whole new perspective.
While the renderings help us get a better look at passing lanes and offence/defense setups, the company imagines it’ll also be incredibly useful for events, museums, advertising and attractions like Times Square. Check out the video above to see the technique in action.