Technology San Francisco 49ers unveil the first in-stadium 8K replay system
India: Hundreds of thousands of tea pickers in Assam on indefinite strike
© Biju BORO / AFP Tea pickers joined farmers in protesting the liberalization of the sale of fruits and vegetables. The strike began this Friday, October 9 to demand wage increases. These workers joined the farmers, who have been protesting for two weeks now against the new selling prices for fruit and vegetables. With our correspondent in Bangalore, Côme Bastin The State of Assam produces nearly 50% of India's tea, and it is found on many tables around the world.
Even with fan presences limited or eliminated due to COVID, sports stadiums continue to host games. Now Levi’s Stadium — which launched as a “” six years ago — where the 49ers play is leaping forward with the first 8K replay system. While the , the implementation in Levi’s Stadium is important enough that 49ers Vice President of Game Day Production and Broadcast Operations Aron Kennedy told Engadget that they consider it a “home field advantage.”
By adding five 8K cameras to “digitally map the field” (across the goal lines, sidelines and from above with ancamera angle), the new system has enough information to zoom in close on the action without losing any detail, and broadcast a 1080p feed to the stadium’s 200x48 foot video boards. The cameras capture everything at 120 fps, so slow-motion video and freeze-frame stills are possible with little or no motion blur. At that resolution, the team can zoom in up to 400 percent without losing any detail in 1080.
Bill Belichick: Resigning from New York Jets was 'one of the great moments of my career'
More than 20 years after he stepped down, Bill Belichick sees his decision to step down as head coach of the Jets one of his top career moments.After his New England Patriots beat the New York Jets on Monday in a last-minute 30-27 comeback victory, Belichick was asked on WEEI on Tuesday about his decision in 2000 to step down from the Jets after just one day as the team's head coach. He famously broke the news by writing "I resign as HC of the NYJ" on a loose piece of paper.
In California fans are still prohibited from the stadium so they won’t see it on the boards, but referees might, and a clear view of who touched the fall, whether someone was grabbed, or when and where a foot hit the ground could make all the difference. The first 8K test run happened during a game last year against the Rams, with more tests during home games in the last month.
Check out this sample clip for an idea of how the system looks in action.
While you won’t see any 8K at home, the first game with the system officially in use is next week’s Thursday Night Football matchup against the Packers. According to Kennedy, a TV broadcast could pull the 1080 signal from the compiled feed, and if higher-res broadcasts become the norm, there’s enough unused dark fiber in the stadium to enable 4K or 8K distribution.
Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians says Antonio Brown has 'matured' for second chance
Yahoo Sports' Matt Harmon gives his insight on moves to make after NFL Week 7 discussing Justin Herbert, Diontae Johnson and the Dallas wide reicevers.
The project is the result of a partnership with Foxconn Industrial Internet (Fii), and included replacing the displays in Levi’s Stadium with Sharp monitors. The 8K cameras are made Astro Design, and each push up to 6 Gbps of data that has to be distributed, processed and stored by the replay system. That’s why the 49ers say their system “is able to ingest the highest amounts of data for any existing stadium.”
A decade ago, stadiums. If a high-res replay system like this makes the difference in the NFC West playoff race, we might see a similar arms race over adding resolution to make sure refs see everything they need to see.
'Andy's been Andy': How Dallas Cowboys will forge ahead this NFL season without franchise QB Dak Prescott .
Playing without Dak Prescott for the first time since drafting the QB in 2016, the Cowboys hand the reins to Andy Dalton on Monday.Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was back at the Star for medical treatment early Thursday morning, just a few days after surgery for a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle. Teammates and coaches were thrilled to catch a smile on the face of the player whom they’d last seen carted off the field of AT&T Stadium, his ankle in a sterile splint, tears streaming down his face.