FOX Sports Will Use Cameras On Drones, Visors, Hats For Daytona 500

Fox Sports will use a drone to offer new angles of the monitor in the course of the Daytona 500 on Sunday. (Courtesy of Fox Sports)

FOX Sports can be introducing new vantage factors to its Daytona 500 protection this weekend, using a tethered drone for aerial views on the backstretch, a report variety of in-automotive cameras together with Visor Cams, a Hat Cam in addition to a return of the so-referred to as Gopher Cam, an HD lens buried within the asphalt monitor.

The drone, which shall be affixed to a line to extend the period of its flight time, will stay elevated outdoors the racing space and supply an unprecedented angle on the monitor.

As for its level-of-view cameras, FOX will deploy 14 in-automotive cameras; two Visor Cams (made by BSI and to be worn within the Daytona 500 for the primary by Kurt Busch and Daniel Suarez); one Hat Cam (to be worn by two-time Daytona winner and FOX analyst Michael Waltrip on pit street earlier than the race); and three Gopher Cams, that are offered by Inertia Limitless and are stated to have a wider, clearer image than in years previous. 

Visor Cam

“Annually, Daytona Speedweeks permits us to develop, check and deploy increasingly more technical enhancements than we’re capable of do at most different occasions,” Michael Davies, FOX Sports SVP for subject and technical operations, stated in a press release. “The sheer mount of multi-day, multi-platform programming FOX Sports has over a number of races, qualifying periods and follow periods permits us the reps to take action.

“This yr is not any totally different, as we’re utilizing the favored Visor Cam for the primary time in a Daytona 500, our first fiber NASCAR IP transmission, totally different stabilized digital camera mounts to entry totally different areas of the pits and our digital mosaic providing.”

The FOX Sports GO app will supply quite a lot of in-automotive digital camera views — constructing on the introduction of Automotive Channels in earlier years — and telemetry for followers to research the continued race extra intently. These parts are along with the community’s linear broadcast.

“With such superb assets and know-how round our NASCAR protection, we’re excited to offer the followers with some nice further content material,” stated Zac Fields, FOX Sports SVP Graphic Tech/Integration. “We look ahead to rising this all through the season.”