Feature Flick: 360-Degree On-Board F1 View That You Control

November 3, 2012
F1 Car Rear Facing View
In the mid-90s, you were a tech god if you had a 1 GB hard drive on your computer. Now, even the "dumbest" smart phones have that several times that much memory that fits in your purse or pocket. And likewise, two decades ago, if you would have suggested a production car could have 300 hp and be able to achieve 30 mpg, you would have been met with stares of incredulity, or your friends questioning your sanity or intoxicant of choice. Yes, technology has certainly changed our lives. Now, with the help of the technology wizards at Norwegian company Making View, we can now control the camera angle of a recorded video.
To showcase its technology, Making View teamed up with the Red Bull Formula One team, and strapped its cameras onto driver Sebastien Buemi's Infiniti F1 car for a spin around the track. Although the player doesn't look that much different than your standard video player, clicking on the "i" in the center bottom of the screen gives you instructions on how to change the camera angle.
We captured a few screen shots of Buemi driving around the Rudskogen racing circuit in Norway. You can check out the technology yourself by clicking here and giving Making View's tech a test drive. Although the extreme speed and vibration of the car makes the video a little shaky in places, it still shows the potential of the technology.
Source: Red Bull Racing


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