hawkeye video replay illustration
As a fan of professional tennis, I thought it would be fun to create an infographic of the amazing video replay technology that’s used to call lines on the ATP and WTA tours. The officiating system, known commercially as Hawk-Eye, uses an array of cameras that feed three dimensional coordinates of the flight of the tennis ball into a series of networked computers. The calculated position of the ball is displayed on a video screen and is accurate to within a few millimeters. It even accounts for ball deformation upon impact with the court. Many have speculated how to adapt some form of the system to other sports, particularly soccer, where we witnessed some dubious referee decisions at the 2010 World Cup. Granted, a video replay system would interrupt the continuous flow of play that is unique to soccer, but I’m sure the fans of teams that are sent home early because of a blown call would be willing to put up with that inconvenience. Who knows, it might even increase the entertainment value of the sport, as it has in tennis.

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  1. The technology has changed the scenario of watching a game. Now a days there are 3 dimensional videos which is having the views in the form of three co-ordinates. This is a very nice inductment in the games. I like to
    watch pacquiao vs mosley
    boxing match in the 3- dimensional view.

  2. Curtis Sayers

    Yes, it's going to be fun and interesting to see how 3D technologies affect the way we view sports!

  3. Good way of describing, and nice paragraph to obtain facts concerning my presentation topic, which i am going to deliver in institution of higher education. Thanks you very much.

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