Research Tools: 700,000 Videos Including Nearly Every Pitch of 2016 Season Added to MLB Film Room, Total Number of Videos in Database Numbers More Than 5 Million
Ed. Note: Even if your not a baseball fan, MLB Film Room is an excellent example of what great metadata can offer the researcher when building or limiting a search query.
Major League Baseball today made over 700,000 new videos available on MLB Film Room powered by Google Cloud for fans and media to search through, watch, create their own highlight reels and easily share with their personal communities by embedding on their websites, posting to Twitter, Reddit and Facebook or sending via email and text. This includes nearly every pitch of the 2016 Championship Season and Postseason, including the Chicago Cubs historic World Series title, bringing the total number of videos on MLB Film Room to 5,000,000+.
Since the release of MLB Film Room in early September, another half-dozen search filters have also been added, allowing users to find plays by date, pitch zone, pitch speed, exit velocity and hit distance, among the 40 unique search categories.
MLB plans to continually update Film Room with new tools and additional video releases throughout the offseason. Users already can view pitch-by-pitch clips dating back to 2016 as well as historical clips from every decade dating back to 1926 in this highly curated digital library – a first-of-its-kind in sports.
New Search Filters on MLB Film Room Powered by Google Cloud:
- Search by Pitch Zone: Find videos based on where the ball ended up in the strike zone.
- Search by Date and Date Range: Relive historic moments from the most memorable games.
- Search by Pitch Speed: Looking for the fastest strikeouts?
- Search by Exit Velocity: Discover some of the hardest hit balls in the Statcast era.
- Search by Hit Distance: Homers over 475 ft?
Direct to MLB Film Room
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