Rice is buying 4k cameras for Football Stadium / ESPN3


As part of a multi-million dollar upgrade of its historic Rice Stadium (home of Super Bowl VIII), Rice University (Houston, TX) Athletics has recently purchased four of Panasonic’s new AK-UC3000 4K camera systems, as well as AW-HE130 integrated pan/tilt/zoom cameras for high end-zone coverage.

According to Ryan Bucher, Rice’s Associate Athletics Director for Facilities and Management, “The UC3000s are state-of- the art production cameras that will give us much higher-quality video to feed our new LED 1080p board, as well as to push out content via social media platforms and to ESPN3 and other broadcast partners. The new cameras will definitely enhance the game-day experience for our fans.”

CUSA needs to innovate. IMO - jumping directly to 4k is one reasonable way to do it. Streaming 4k content requires a 15mb/sec connection, which many people now have.

4k video on a 1080 screen…interesting decision.

4k is for streaming.

You’ll be able to read players lips.

[quote=“NinerAdvocate, post:3, topic:30385”]4k is for streaming.

You’ll be able to read players lips.[/quote]
Although it has gotten somewhat better, I would be happy with consistent 720p.

clt says this is bs.