At television's biggest event, the Superbowl 2024 in Las Vegas, ten newly developed Antelope Nucleus Pico 90° 4K cameras were used.
The Nucleus Pico 90° is a new design of the proven Nucleus Pico 4k ultra slow-motion camera, which makes it possible to be discreetly placed in tight spaces, such as goalposts, pylons, and net posts, to capture never-before-seen angles of sporting events.
At Super Bowl LVIII, for the first time ever, six Nucleus Pico 90° cameras were positioned within the goal posts ("doink" cameras), offering revolutionary perspectives on critical field goals and extra points. With the built-in zoom extraction system, it was possible to create digital zoom effects at key points within the live feed and slow-motion replays.
CBS Sports VP, Remote Technical Operations, Jason Cohen on the development of the ‘Doink Cam’: "... a company called Antelope, which was known for the Pico cameras, had developed a new camera called the Nucleus. It’s similar to a camera that we’ve started to embed in the pylons as well, but it is a 4K 4X–super-slow-motion mini POV camera. I had said, “Great, let’s just put a regular [small] camera in there.” [Fletcher] said, “No, no, no, you want to go super-slow-motion; you want to go to the 4K cutout. Let’s bring in Antelope...”
Gert Kappes, CEO of Antelope System and his team were present at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas and made sure everything ran smoothly. “We are thrilled to introduce the Nucleus Pico 90° camera to the world,” said Gert Kappes, “This innovative camera has the power to change the way sports are broadcasted, offering viewers a more immersive and exhilarating experience.”
Additional Nucleus Pico 90° cameras were strategically positioned inside the pylons on the sidelines and provided incredibly detailed footage of players' movements, ball trajectories, and players reactions in super-slow motion.
In addition to its impressive performance at Super Bowl LVIII, the Nucleus Pico 90° is now available for purchase. Learn more about the camera and its specifications here.
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