NEW ORLEANS — Final Four attendees have a chance to prove they were present at college basketball’s biggest event, thanks to the NCAA FanCam. The semifinal FanCam was shot minutes before tipoff of the first game. The championship FanCam also was shot minutes before tipoff.
This 360-degree, high-definition image captured the Superdome in its entirety, taking between 5-7 minutes to shoot. Fans are able to “step inside” the panoramic image and look around, as if they were standing at center court for a frozen moment of time just before the tip.
The resolution of five-billion pixels is so high that fans can zoom in to find themselves or friends, “tag” themselves in the photo, and share via email, Facebook and Twitter. Fans can even cruise around the Superdome to see who else was part of the 74th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.
This technology has been rolled out at a number of high profile events including the BCS National Championship Game, also held in the Superdome.