NBC to employ ultra-slow motion cameras during Super Bowl

NBC will use three NAC Hi-Motion II cameras during this Sunday’s Super Bowl, allowing the network to broadcast super-high quality slow-motion replays.

NBC will lease the cameras from Fletcher Camera & Lenses, reports Broadcasting & Cable. Fletcher, meanwhile, invested $3.5 million in the cameras and related equipment.

“Number one is the superior image that we saw in the Hi-Motion II cameras during side-by-side testing with other high-speed cameras,” the company said in a statement. “You can get great images out of both single-chip and three-chip cameras, but I can tell you that the three CMOS sensors in the Hi-Motion II cameras provided a clarity improvement and a detail enhancement that is better than their competitors’ cameras.”

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