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EPL fans can see action from any angle with Intel tech

Intel True View technology to film matches at Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City

Intel True View has been deployed to film matches at the Emirates, Anfield and Etihad stadia.
Intel True View has been deployed to film matches at the Emirates, Anfield and Etihad stadia.

English Premier League fans will soon be able to rewatch match action from any angle and even from the players perspective, thanks to the introduction of new technology from Intel.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City are all testing the Intel True View technology, which will capture every moment of the match, from every angle.

From 10th March, matches at the Emirates Stadium, Anfield and the Etihad Stadium, will be captured using the new technology, and made available to fans through the Rights Holders' live broadcast and highlights, and through the clubs' official websites, mobile apps and social media.

Intel's volumetric video processing technology creates, 360-degree footage from every conceivable angles, using 38 5K ultra-high-definition cameras. The system also includes a ‘Laser wall', a virtual plane giving viewers a clear picture as to where players are positioned on the pitch, and the ability to freeze moments to view the pitch through the eyes of the players.

The technology will be able to fans and will also commentators and pundits greater insight into games.

James Carwana, vice president and general manager of Intel Sports, said: "Immersive media experiences continue to create more opportunities for sports teams and leagues to put the fan experience first. With the expansion of Intel True View into more stadiums with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City, we have the chance to transform the experience for fans of one of the world's top sports leagues with our leading and differentiated volumetric technology."

Peter Silverstone, commercial director of Arsenal FC, said: "We are always looking to find new ways to bring our 780 million fans and followers around the world closer to the action and this partnership will give our fans a whole new view of the game. The technology effectively allows a supporter to step into the boots of players and see the game from their perspective.

"We have seen the impact this Intel technology has had in other sports leagues across the world and are excited that it will be installed at Emirates Stadium.

The Intel True View process begins with volumetric video, the capture and rendering technique behind Intel True View. Using the volumetric capture method, footage is recorded from 38 5K ultra-high-definition cameras that includes height, width and depth of data to produce voxels (pixels with volume). After content is captured, a substantial amount of data is processed with servers powered by Intel Core i7 and Intel Xeon processors. The software then re-creates all the viewpoints of a fully volumetric 3D person or object. That information renders a virtual environment in spectacular, multi-perspective 3D that enables users to experience a captured scene from any angle and perspective and can provide true 6 degrees of freedom.