By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer
Ever seen that special effect where the camera spins around someone while they’re not moving? First popularized by the sci-fi Matrix movies, this technique is now being brought to the NFL by a company called Free Dimensional Video (or “freeD” as they like to call themselves). By combining images into a three-dimensional, photo-realistic scene, the cameras can render a slow-motion effect from every single angle around a group of players in just 30 seconds. While the broadcasting company NHK first pioneered the use of this nifty effect, now NBC has announced plans to use their own Matrix-like camera on Sunday Night Football games this season. When sports fans yell at the refs on the television for making a bad call, they’ll now have a three-dimensional view of things to really get their blood pumping.