Intel said today it is expanding the use of its 360-degree replay technology for the NBA Conference Finals and The Finals.
Intel acquired startup Replay Technologies, which built the technology by setting up dozens of ultra high-definition cameras to capture the video from all angles. It then uses massive Intel server processing power to create 3D views of the video, allowing the broadcasters to freeze the action and then rotate the view.
The tech is being used as part of national broadcast games on ABC, ESPN, and Turner Sports. Intel’s 360-degree replay technology was also used during the 2016 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto.
Intel 360-degree replay technology stitches together video captured by these cameras into one seamless shot, which can then be manipulated and rotated. These replays will be available to fans during broadcasts or via NBA.com, the NBA App, and social media.