Ultimate Batting Practice – Facts Analysis


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Ultimate Batting Practice

Story:

This amazing Youtube video of ultimate batting practice shows a Dude smashing pitch backs of baseball hitting as in a video game. It looks impossible, but realistic baseball hitting.

Analysis:

An amazing video popular on YouTube shows a guy hitting baseballs at pitch back nets in an unbelievable way. It is shown as ultimate batting practice. The video looks so real that many viewers in fact believed it to be real, but it is not so. We have found certain aspects in the video which prove that it is not a real batting practice.

Flaws in theĀ Ultimate Batting Practice Video

Firstly, the ball hits the same spot of the first screen every time, which is close to impossible. The shadows of all the nets look out of place, considering that of the two guys. The background is completely stable throughout the video, while there should have been some kind of shaking with the kind of recording shown in the video. The second guy who tosses the ball does not follow the ball after the first run and looks around randomly. Lastly, the screen on the extreme right side shows the same re-bounce movement while the ball hits it every time.

All the aforementioned flaws in the video do prove that the ultimate batting practice footage is not a fact. The video is an edited one, and the hoax story went viral because it looked pretty much interesting.

Update: 08 May 2018

As suggested above, the ‘Ultimate Batting Practice’ video is a fake one created by using computer generated imagery. The viral marketing video was in fact made for Easton Baseball brand in United States. It was released on the YouTube channel “eastondreamcrazy” in August 2011. While the marketing video was directed, shot and edited by Ross Harris, VFX was done by Joel Fox.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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Prashanth Damarla
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