Live OnBoard UCI Track Cycling Cameras
The VeloVue HD is Broadcast RF’s new wireless point of view (POV) camera being launched at the 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Paris. Working in conjunction with the UCI and HBS, using VideoSys Broadcast as a technical partner, Broadcast RF have produced a full HD camera and wireless transmitter, small and lightweight enough to be mounted on track bikes as well as many other athlete mounted applications.
The VeloVue HD has Cobham RF technology at its core, along with a bespoke mini camera design developed by VideoSys and weighs in at 199g (222g inclusive of bespoke bike mounts) for the complete camera and transmission system, including battery.
Chris Brandrick, Broadcast RF Sales Director, “The VeloVue HD is the holy grail for on board bike technology. We have been waiting for the technology to develop enough to allow us to come up with a wireless HD camera product which is small, light, and aerodynamic enough to mount on professional bike riders competing on the world stage.
This is a ground breaking project, the first system of its kind. We are very excited to show the world what can be done with this new combination of camera and RF technology in a single package,” Brandrick adds.
Dan Miodownik, HBS’ Director of Production, claimed: “The live on-board camera is the angle that has been missing from track cycling coverage. It’s one that will delight both the hardcore fans and viewers new to the sport. Getting to this point requires significant technical integration, but with the expertise from our technical partner Broadcast RF and the commitment and vision from UCI, we are ready to bring something completely new to track cycling coverage.”
About Broadcast RF:
Broadcast RF has one operational goal, the provision of the high quality state of the art RF camera technology to be used in the making of television programmes covering sports, news and light entertainment events.
They supply the complete package, from their focus on strong client service, to frequency management/booking anywhere in the world. The equipment is tailored to the specific task and needs of the client, supported by access to 24/7 technical support and their extensive range of backup equipment.