During this week’s Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals series at Busch Stadium, FOX Sports Midwest will bring Phantom Cam to its viewers for the first time. The super slow-motion replay camera records shots at an amazing 3,000 frames per second.
Phantom Cam was first used by the FOX Network during the 2012 National League Championship Series and World Series, when it captured images like individual rain drops falling on Sergio Romo and a ball striking Hunter Pence’s bat three times on a broken-bat hit.
See examples in this video:
FOX Sports Midwest will be using Phantom Cam for its Monday through Thursday telecasts this week. Fortunately, with FSM’s producer Mike Helling and director Tom Mee at the controls, Yasiel Puig shots should be kept under reasonable control.
Phantom Cam has been on an introductory road tour to FOX Sports’ regional networks for various home series since June. The Cards rightsholder will also have access to Phantom Cam during the key final-month series in Cincinnati from September 2-5.
This article goes into the details behind Phantom Cam and considers potential future uses of the new technology.