Originally posted by GBP/JPY
nope....them there thingys been around since the 1900's
on da tv setedit on 3-2-2013 by GBP/JPY because: Yahuweh...the coolest of names, I swear
Skycam is a computer-controlled, stabilized, cable-suspended camera system. The system is maneuvered through three dimensions in the open space over a playing area of a stadium or arena by computer-controlled cable-drive system. It is responsible for bringing video game-like camera angles to television sports coverage. The camera package weighs less than 14 kg (30.86 lbs) and can travel at 13 m/s (29.08 mph). Invented in 1984 by Garrett Brown (also noted as the inventor of the Steadicam), Skycam was acquired by Winnercomm, Inc. in 2004. On January 12, 2009, Winnercomm was acquired by Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc., parent company of the Outdoor Channel.