‘Bat cam’ a boon for viewers


June 6, 2019 - 9:01 AM

BALTIMORE (AP) — Without high-tech cameras and updated monitors, TV viewers would not have been able to see Justify win the 2018 Preakness.

At least not nearly as clearly as they did.

When the fog descended on Pimlico Race Course, everyone was blinded to the track. But NBC Sports’ use of the “BatCam” and high-definition monitors in the broadcast booth for the first time allowed announcer Larry Collmus to call the race — providing viewers accurate play-by-play — despite not being able to see the horses.

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