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Volume 10 No. 25
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Formula 1 Moves Closer To 360-Degree Broadcasts After Singapore GP Tests

Formula 1 moved a step closer to introducing live 360-degree footage from races "following successful tests that took place at the Singapore Grand Prix last weekend," according to Jonathan Noble of MOTORSPORT. F1 technology partner Tata trialed two live 360-degree video cameras at the Marina Bay circuit "to see if there was scope for them to be introduced as part of the regular television feed in the future." Tata wanted to trial the cameras and "check on its data transfer capabilities because live 360-degree feeds have proved a big challenge for sports to introduce due to a lengthy delay before the images can be processed." That delay, which can be up to 30 seconds, is caused by the 360-degree footage "requiring up to five times as much data for an image" as a normal HD camera (MOTORSPORT, 9/18).