HD On-board Cameras - The Way Forward
Designed for installation in GT cars
Traditionally, Gigawave have specialised in the design and manufacture of the RF aspect of on-board camera systems but have recently developed their own HD camera specially designed for installation in GT cars. Attached to the roll-cage, the camera provides viewers with the drivers POV (point of view). However, Gigawave engineers have mounted the same camera on a remotely controlled pan and tilt head.
Mounted where the passenger would normally sit, the camera can be used to provide shots of the car's interior and the driver. It can also be used to overtaking manouvers and other shots involving other cars.
According the Gigawave Chairman, Henry Barczynski, "We developed the camera as part of our ongoing development programme after we found we could not purchase a commercially available product that would do what we wanted to do."
The new HD camera was exhaustively tested last season together with Gigawave's latest digital HD microwave links and is ready for the start of the 2010 season. The next challenge for Gigawave engineers is a 3D version of their on-board camera!