Broadcast RF wireless POV camera to debut at 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Scheduled to launch at the 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships – which will take place in Paris from 18-22 February – the VeloVue HD is a newly developed wireless point of view (POV) camera from Broadcast RF. Working in conjunction with the UCI and HBS, with VideoSys Broadcast serving as a technical partner, Broadcast RF has produced a full HD camera and wireless transmitter that is 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’s sales director, added: “The VeloVue HD is the holy grail for onboard 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 groundbreaking 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.”
Dan Miodownik, HBS’ director of production, added: “The live onboard 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.”