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Sporting events greatly benefit from slo-mo replay. Slow motion playback can be achieved in two ways.
You can shoot at regular frame rate and replay at a lower frame rate from a disc based recorder.
You can use a high frame rate camera like Sony HDC3300 which is capable of simultaneous high frame rate feed and nominal frame rate feed. The high frame rate output can be fed to a disc based recording device for slo-mo replay while the nominal frame rate output is fed to the switcher.
The nature of increased frame rate allows you to slow playback down while maintaining a fine degree of temporal resolution. Ever seen a shot of a bullet flying through an apple? Well, maybe not quite as slow as that but you get the picture.
Click here for slow motion in post production.