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SNY debuts super-slo-mo camera

Oh, OK, you've been such a great audience I'll do an encore blog post.

SNY is experimenting with a super-duper slow motion camera during the Cubs series that it is calling "Ultra-Mo."

It unveiled the feature Tuesday night, to pretty cool effect, even using it to capture Jose Reyes' celebratory clapping after his second-inning triple.

SNY analysts also used it to break down players' swings and pitching motions in extreme detail.

The camera comes from a Belgian company called i-Movix, and can show slow-motion replays at eight to 10 times the frames per second of other slo-mo systems.

A key feature of the camera is that it can be used for live pictures in addition to replays.

Tuesday was its U.S. debut.

For now SNY only is scheduled to use it for this series, but it could be back later this season.

"We'll weigh the long-term benefits for it," SNY executive producer Curt Gowdy Jr. said. "We're very proud we were able to debut it, first and foremost."

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