Intel and the National Football League (NFL) are all set to offer an enriched experience to the fans with the introduction of FreeD Technology. After the stadiums in Baltimore, Houston, and San Francisco, the technology is going to be installed in other select NFL stadiums across the league.
The Intel FreeD enables views of the greatest plays from every angle thus creating a dynamic and immersive experience for the football fanatics. Besides, it also brings a unique level of compelling commentary to live broadcasts along with the digital and mobile NFL platforms. The technology was broadcasted in the Super Bowl LI game.
Intel and NFL Announce to Deploy the FreeD Technology (Image Courtesy: Intel)
“The Intel Sports Group is committed to transforming how sports leagues and rights holders can deliver immersive experiences that enhance fan engagement,” said James Carwana, general manager, Intel Sports Group. “By integrating Intel technology into select NFL stadiums, we’re enabling unparalleled views of the action to some of the most passionate fans in the world. With Intel’s freeD technology, we’ll offer fans a more immersive viewing experience, draw in new content engagement and push the boundaries of sports innovation.”
One of the features of FreeD is the 360 Replay technology that creates unique visuals of game action through “virtual cameras”. These stadiums are equipped with dozens of 5K ultra-high definition cameras and Intel-based servers which process up to 1 terabyte of data per 15-30 second clip. This volumetric video capture travels miles of fiber optic cables and finally reaches a special control room where a team of producers select and package the replays.
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