You're in charge! New technology will allow football fans to control cameras
They said 3D was the new way to watch football. They said it was the closest thing you could get to being in the stadium.
But with Technicolour's new invention, displayed at the 2012 Las Vegas CES show – a collection of the world's best technology – a different way of watching football has been created.
Their creation puts YOU in charge of the action, allowing viewers to control what they are looking at on the screen through a picture cleverly constructed with six different cameras.
Instead of being forced to watch the images which the director deems best, you can look anywhere you like – just like being at the stadium.
Look: You control where the camera points and what you see
Perfect for those moments when the television companies want to cut away from pitch invaders, but you're dying to see what's going on.
What's more, you can zoom in to get a good look at a particular player or official, or section of the pitch. Now there is something you can not do with your eyes.
Viewers – or perhaps users is more appropriate – manipulate the picture they want to see on their screen with a mouse.
And this is not just an idea – in the video below you can see the technology in action, being used to show Chelsea's match against Wolves.
However, it remains to be seen whether you will be able to rewind footage and watch it again from a different angle or zoom length – that would be an extremely powerful tool.
Regardless of that, it is an exciting innovation, but if you decide you would rather watch the ordinary pictures, you can switch back to the usual view.
All you need now is a microphone headset to join in with crowd chants and the banter from the drunk-and-occasionally-angry bloke who sits behind you, then you could do away with buying tickets and attending games altogether…
Watch the video here: