Hanover, Md.—Broadcast Sports, Inc. (BSI) was in the car with its Dual Stream technology as Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne each prepared for impact on Monday night at NASCAR’s Daytona 500. The crashes, which happened during laps 2 and 188 of the Sprint Cup Series 54th Annual Daytona 500, sent cars spiraling in all directions, and BSI was able to capture a unique look into the drivers’ reactions at the moment of impact. Fox was able to broadcast a view of both the driver inside the car and the crash simultaneously from two on-board cameras on a split screen.
Speaking about the new technology, BSI GM Peter Larsson adds, “We can now deliver two COFDM transmission paths from one transmitter. We have always had three or four cameras per car, and then we would remotely switch the camera that was feeding the encoder. Now, as a crash is about to occur or when it is being replayed, viewers will be able to see two different on-board points of view of the car and driver involved.”
The combination of vantage points provides an exciting experience for viewers who are transported into the action as never before. This was the case in Monday night’s broadcast coverage on Fox. Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, and Larry McReynolds were able to virtually ride along with Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne using the dual camera views to analyze the crashes and illustrate the preparations drivers make before, during and after the moment of impact. Mike Joy explained the value of BSI’s Dual-Stream technology, “With our new Dual Path on-board cameras we can give you two views from the in-cars.” BSI’s dual stream on-boards will continue to deliver this new level of excitement in the NASCAR broadcasts throughout the season.
About Broadcast Sports, Inc.
For almost 30 years, Broadcast Sports, Inc., an L-3 Communications company, has been the leading provider of wireless technology and communications systems for television broadcasting. Headquartered in Hanover, Maryland, BSI provides HD on-board cameras and wireless audio for a wide range of entertainment events around the world including INDYCAR, NASCAR, X Games, NFL, PGA and LPGA Tours, Breeder's Cup, Kentucky Derby, US Open, MTV Video Music Awards, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.
For more information on Broadcast Sports, Inc., visit: www.BroadcastSportsInc.com.
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