Say a slapshot taken by a typical hockey player moves at 80mph (117.33 feet/sec).
Based on what research I could do into filming fast paced things such as hockey, it’s recommended that one shoots in 60i, which captures 60 frames/second, and most network broadcasts do.
Does that means that roughly 2 feet of puck movement is captured per frame? How does a hockey game seem so fluid, then, even in slow motion? Does that mean that video review of something like a goal scored off a high stick might have to be done from images that might not even include the actual deflection, but possibly from those a foot before and a foot after the player’s stick?
This doesn’t seem to jive with my perception of watching games on TV, so am I just under the spell of the magic of television, or am I right in thinking that these numbers don’t add up to reality and that there’s something missing?