Wednesday, 07 January 2009

Ever wonder how they put that amazing magical yellow line on the line of scrimmage and at the first-down point on the college and NFL football games we watch on TV? It's a terrific technology and has in many ways made watching football very different since it was adopted several years ago.

Well, for those of use who have wondered exactly how they do it, here's a video via FANDOME that explains in some technical detail how the magic TV line on the football field works:

Very cool stuff.

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Geek Out | Tech
Wednesday, 07 January 2009 22:47:22 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
That was pretty darn interesting!

What they didn't do is tell us how they know where the first down line is. They talked near the end about having 2 people in the truck dedicated to that line, makes me wonder if they manually place it at the first down marker.

Either way, its done totally different than I had thought. Thanks for posting!
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