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Billy Steele
B. Steele|02.09.16

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Billy Steele
February 9th, 2016
Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony is set to take place next week, and this year folks watching at home will get a rather unique perspective. The awards themselves, those iconic golden-horned record players, will have cameras built in to their bases. This means that you'll be able to catch views only the trophy would "see," including on-stage shots and more. Footage will be streamed online to Grammy Live, a pre-event feed that starts hours in advance of the show. However, it includes the Grammy Premiere Ceremony where additional awards are handed out. What's more, the producers for live broadcast coverage on CBS will have the option to use Grammycam clips as they see fit.

Six of the awards will be equipped with a custom GoPro camera to capture the visuals. Those internals will beam the feed via GoPro's HEROCast tech to a broadcast truck where all of the camera angles, including the online stream, are being managed. The main challenge for Monday night? Battery life. Each unit is battery-powered, so it'll have a limited supply of juice for the 3-hour event.This certainly an interesting way to capture new views, but we'll have to tune in on February 15th to see how well it works.

Update: This post originally reported that the statues would house a disassembled GoPro. After publication, the company reached out to clarify that it had a partnership with the Grammys out of which a custom camera was created for six of the awards.

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