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Full 360-Degree Replays Coming To NFL (VIDEO)

05/08/2013 10:12 BST | Updated 05/10/2013 10:12 BST

You might think Sky Sports' touchscreen is still cool - but the reality is that American sports get all the futuristic toys.

Take NFL. Not only have they already pioneered the use of Google Glass - albeit only in training, they're also about to get something straight out of the Matrix: full 360-degree slow-motion replays.

The FreeD system, which has already been installed at Yankee Stadium for some baseball games, uses 12 cameras at various points around the arena to capture the action from every angle. After just 30 seconds the system can produce a slow-motion, 360-degree replay - vital in sports like American Football, where key plays are often hidden between heaps of falling bodies.

NBC said that the first game to use the cameras will be the Dallas Cowboys-New York Giants game on 8 September, but added that every stadium will get the replays "soon".

Take a look at how it works: