How the combine gets to slow-mo

A cameraman captures the combine action in slow motion Sunday. (Ben Liebenberg /

INDIANAPOLIS — One aspect of the NFL Scouting Combine that you won’t see unless you’re in the building is the number of cameras on the field. Showing the action on television and the Internet — on — takes people and equipment.

Along the sideline where the 40-yard dash is held, five cameras record every step for NFL Network and NFL Films. There’s two cameras at the end of the chute, two along the side and one that’s mobile from the middle of the field.

One of those cameras is particularly interesting, and you might have already witnessed what it can do this week on NFL Network. It’s a slow-motion camera that captures what we normally see in a totally different way.

The camera itself looks heavy and expensive, and three guys constantly tend to it. They said the camera can shoot 2,500 frames per second in high definition. Oh, and it runs about $125,000, in case you’re interested.

— Frank Tadych

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