“Six Days of Ghent” Cycling Event Gets New Perspective with Compact Camera System from Presteigne

Working for Belgian broadcasters VRT and Eurosport, Presteigne Broadcast Hire, based in Crawley, West Sussex, UK, recently provided a compact on-board camera and production solution for coverage of “Six Days of Ghent”, the annual professional track cycling event held at the Kuipke Cycling Stadium in Ghent, Belgium. The race took place from November 17-22 at the Kuipke velodrome.

Presteigne supplied Vislink HEROCast wireless transmitters and GoPro cameras that were used as a live on-bike camera system during the recent six-day cycling event in London and decided it would be a good idea to try it in Ghent on the final day of the competition.

A fair amount of customization by Presteigne enabled the wireless transmitters and GoPro cameras to be unobtrusively mounted just beneath the saddle of selected bikes, giving viewers a unique POV that included outstanding, uninterrupted pictures and, more important, exciting viewing.”

Presteigne engineers fashioned a GoPro camera and a Vislink transmitter under the seat of select cyclists (one of whom eventually won the race).

Presteigne engineers fashioned a GoPro camera and a Vislink transmitter under the seat of select cyclists (one of whom eventually won the race).

HEROCast is Vislink’s smallest, lightest COFDM wireless transmitter and is designed for use with GoPro cameras. System and mounting customization by Presteigne enabled the on-board package to conform to the rules and standards of professional cycling, and provide high quality images while being virtually unnoticeable to the competitors.

The images provided by Presteigne’s system were extensively mixed into the live programs aired by VRT and Eurosport.

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