Sports Video Group reports that ESPN has announced a commitment to showing live K-Zone pitch-tracking graphics on every pitch for each MLB game they broadcast this season. In addition, they will utilize K-Zone 3D technology to show the strike zone in 3D during some replays.
Enabling the behind-the-plate perspective that ESPN will show is Admiral Video’s FiOPS Fiber Optic POV System. Overcoming the challenges that placing a conventional camera in the netting behind home plate would pose, the FiOPS system combines the Marshall Electronics CV500-MB2 camera (which measures less than 1.5″ in each dimension) with Admiral Video’s integrated power, video, remote control, and fiber-optic solution. This means that the camera can be unobtrusively mounted in the netting behind home plate.
More information about the FiOPS system can be found on our website here.
More details about ESPN’s MLB coverage this season can be found at Sports Video Group.