Fox has caught the eyes of NFL fans the past two weeks with one of its end-zone cameras. The occasional celebration shots in Washington-Seattle in Week 15 and Dallas-Philadelphia in Week 16 have used the crystal clear images as a change of pace from the usual broadcast views.
The broadcast network's new camera is an 8K Sony A7R IV, according to technology website Engadget. Fox Sports wanted to use the camera to give viewers a more cinematic experience, according to NFL Network.
Fox Sports began utilizing the 8K, Sony A7R IV in Week 15 when Seattle played the Washington Football Team. It's a $10,000 camera.
According to NFL Network, the Fox crew refers to the handheld camera as "The Megalodon."
Engadget writes that the full camera rig includes a Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens, DJI Ronin-S gimbal, a field monitor and a 1080p wireless transmitter.
Fox Sports was already utilizing "The Megalodon" to shoot some pregame and postgame footage, and they liked how the shots looked. So they chose to use it as the 11th camera in their repertoire for the Week 15 game between Seattle and Washington.
“This camera isn’t ordinarily made to shoot live video,” Mike Davies, a senior vice president at Fox Sports, told Sports Video Group. “It certainly does a great job of shooting beautiful video but is not typically used for live. We were astonished by how much this was recognized. Certainly, we liked it, and people on our crew have been working with it all year, but we didn’t know your ordinary viewer would see such a difference sitting on their couch. It’s fantastic.”
Davies told Sports Video Group that the technology isn't new, but it usually uses a post-production phase before the footage it takes is broadcast. Using such a camera for a live broadcast was a new touch.
“It wasn’t a thing we made a big deal about,” Davies said, “but all credit goes to this crew for seeing something that really worked, pushing it into the limelight, and using it so effectively.”
Wells Fargo Securities’ Chris Harvey is out with the bank’s top 10 predictions for next year.
No. 1 on his list: Tesla becomes the new AOL.
“It reminded us so much about 1998 — the late ’90s,” the firm’s head of equity strategy told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” last week. “AOL, similar to Tesla had a game changing technology, incredible performance [and] it goes into the [S&P 500] index late in the year in December after an amazing run. But it was a seminal event.”
AOL, the former king of media, saw its influence unravel because it failed to keep up with the rapid pace of technology. Harvey warns the electric auto maker could suffer a similar fate. His warning comes as Apple looks to take on Tesla by producing its own self-driving vehicle by 2024.
“After ’99, many tech and growth companies lost 50% to 100% [of value],” said Harvey. “We’re thinking in 2020, everything happens much faster. So, if it took 12 months for the end to begin, now it’s going to take six months.”
So far this year, Tesla stock has surged almost 700%.
Its record run is one of the reasons why Harvey tells clients to avoid thinking about growth at any price.
“They need to start looking at cyclicality. They need to start thinking about getting more high Covid-beta names in their portfolios,” he said. “Old economy, not new economy.”
And, that sets up No. 2 on Harvey’s list: Stocks with ugly charts start to prevail.
“You really want to look for those really beaten up, less picked over stories where the chart actually looks broken.” he said.
Federal authorities have confirmed the identity of the bomber responsible for the explosion in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning.
US Attorney Don Cochran identified the suspect in the case as Anthony Quinn Warner. He added that Warner died in the explosion.
Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives searched the 63-year-old's home in the 100 block of Bakertown Road in Antioch on Saturday.
A source close to the federal investigation said that among several different tips and angles, agents are investigating whether or not Warner had paranoia that 5G technology was being used to spy on Americans.
Investigators confirmed the song "Downtown" by Petula Clark was playing before the explosion.
PREVIOUS STORY: News4 Investigates has confirmed FBI agents spent Saturday speaking with a top Nashville real estate agent, who contacted them after fearing the subcontractor who worked for him may be the same man whose home they were searching.
Other federal agents spent much of Saturday searching the Antioch home of Anthony Warner.
Realtor Steve Fridrich contacted the FBI after reading Warner’s name, as for several years, a man by the name of Tony Warner had worked for him for several years doing information technology work.
Fridrich confirms that agents asked him whether or not Warner had paranoia about 5G technology.
Fridrich told the agents that Warner had never spoken to him about that.
But a source close to the federal investigation said that among several different tips and angles, agents are investigating whether or not Warner had paranoia that 5G technology was being used to spy on Americans.
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PREVIOUS STORY: The reward has been increased for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons in the explosion in downtown Nashville.
Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation released an update after an explosion outside the AT&T transmission building on Second Ave North early Christmas morning.
The NCVC offered another $10,000 to the reward to increase the amount to $37,000. To donate to the fund, click here.
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PREVIOUS STORY: After touring the damage in downtown Nashville on Saturday morning, the governor requested an emergency declaration from the president
As the federal authorities continue to investigate the bombing, Gov. Bill Lee tweeted that he has asked President Donald Trump "to support ongoing efforts and relief."
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Sen. Lamar Alexander and Representative Jim Cooper have sent a letter to the president in support of Lee's request.
"Tennesseans are so grateful for the tremendous law enforcement resources dedic
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