Congratulations to four time F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel on his superb win at the Race of Champions last weekend. The event, held at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium on 20th & 21st November 2015, also saw Team England 1’s touring car duo Andy Priaulx and Jason Plato take a storming victory in the Nations Cup.
Delivering thrilling, world class performances at the event was not just a job for the drivers though. To provide television viewers with an experience as close as possible to the action, Vislink’s on-board wireless camera systems, supplied by AMP Visual TV, were fitted to the cars. These enabled live video broadcast in high definition directly from the drivers point to view. Further capability for live on-board transmission was provided via GoProHERO cameras, each fitted with the HEROCast transmitters manufactured by Vislink. This solution was used in a number of vehicles, including the Mercedes F1 car demonstrated by the official Mercedes F1 test driver and DTM world champion, Pascal Wehrlein.
In addition, Vislink’s Clip-On 4 wireless camera transmitters, provided by Mediatec Broadcast Finland OY, delivered live high definition footage from roaming broadcast cameras around the venue. These wireless cameras enabled operators with the mobility to capture close-up footage not just from the trackside, but also from the pitlane, paddock and podium areas, delivering dramatic high speed action, plus interviews with the drivers and other celebrities. All of the video transmitted by the on-board cameras, HEROCast transmitters and other wireless cameras, was received using Vislink’s L2174 receivers and MDR (modular diversity receive) system.
With the world watching the performance of champions and no second chances to capture and deliver that vital footage, Vislink were delighted to work with these partners to deliver amazing live video to viewers directly from the action.