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Fox Sports Phantom Cam Set for Tampa Bay Lightning Debut

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

FOX's Phantom Cam is revolutionizing game telecasts, and for the first time, it will make its North / Central Florida NHL debut on Sun Sports when the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Anaheim Ducks.

With the ability to record up to 5,000 frames per second, Phantom Cam is able to show live game action in never-before-seen slow-motion detail. A typical slow-motion camera records at 380 frames per second or less. The Phantom Cam frame rate allows the broadcast to slow video down with clarity to show things the human eye and other cameras cannot pick up.

After rave reviews following its introduction during the World Series last year, FOX Sports has been experimenting with it further this year, giving regional networks around the country a chance to try it out. In Florida, it was featured this past season for Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays games. Thursday will mark the first time Sun Sports has ever used this technology for a NHL broadcast.

What can viewers expect to see?

•Click to see: Phantom Cam a hit at World Series

•Click to see: Phantom Cam clips

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