This year’s Super Bowl may not have many fans in the stadium, but broadcasters are aiming to make sure fans watching at home get to see all the action from every angle.
Super Bowl LV will be the 21st time that CBS has produced the Super Bowl broadcast, and because of the unique circumstances as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic—including the reduced number of fans that will be in the stadium for the game—the network has announced a number of new cameras that will be utiliZed during the broadcast.
In total, CBS says that it will have more than 120 cameras placed throughout the stadium, including 12 4K and 8K cameras to capture close-up shots during the game. The 4K cameras will be controlled robotically from the stadium concourse levels, while two Sony 8K cameras will be fixed on robotic gimbals from the lower field.
CBS is also introducing special graphics for its Super Bowl coverage. Four augmented cameras will be used to help create the motif of sea and sand in graphics. Additional animations, in-game graphics and augmented reality will be featured throughout the game.