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Google Glass. Future Application in Motorsport TV Coverage?


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#1 grandmastashi

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:57

Google's new Glass system has started appearing out in public as the first developers and testers get their hands on it.

One took it for a spin as he went Karting and this is the result

It's a very cool point of view direct from the driver's eye, making it look a little like a videogame. Question is, do you think TV companies could use Glass in future to show coverage direct from this in future?


Edited by grandmastashi, 18 April 2013 - 07:59.


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#2 EthanM

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:02

sure

cue F1 driver "OK glass record a video"

Edited by EthanM, 18 April 2013 - 08:03.


#3 One

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:06

Vergne cannot say any more like, Oh sorry Mark I did not see you!

#4 pingu666

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:13

theres been camera's in glasses for years already...

#5 Tony Mandara

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:21

Is there a plastic version for Sutil? He's not allowed to have glass!...

#6 grandmastashi

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:23

Is there a plastic version for Sutil? He's not allowed to have glass!...


:rotfl: Well played sir.

#7 undersquare

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:25

That's pretty good quality for indoors.

#8 Kalmake

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:24

Ten years ago in Champ Car. It's pretty cool to get driver eye level view. Why can't we have this in F1 I don't know. There was one pathetic attempt years ago where they put the camera in the chin of the helmet. You couldn't see anything.

#9 EthanM

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:28

they run plenty of helmet cams last season, the result didn't test well with the audience, too jittery and hard to follow

#10 Jackmancer

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:41

Would be great for drivers to have an interface like racing games on the glass.

#11 One

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:07

All Vision via Wifi and small camera, that will change the broadcasting system.
As of what we see on TV, might not b too different.
Imagine moving picture shot in 4K, and viewers able to zoom in and out.

#12 aray

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:13

best will be to use visor of the helmet equipped with that technology.....

#13 Cool Beans

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:19

What about motorsport applications for the powerglove?

#14 Kalmake

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 13:20

Lotus team of early 90's experimented with projected visor HUD.

#15 techspeed

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 15:07

Why can't we have this in F1 I don't know. There was one pathetic attempt years ago where they put the camera in the chin of the helmet. You couldn't see anything.

They already have done.
Di Resta in Monaco
Lucas di Grassi at Spa
but these still had the camera above the visor.
To show you what proper drivers view is, Lucas di Grassi tested with a camera right in front of one eye here.

As has been pointed out, the pictures jump about and the T-cam gives you a much better idea of what's happening.

#16 Lights

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:15

So.. Lewis was wearing one in the paddock this weekend: https://twitter.com/...706106753806336

 

Future application? I'd hope so. It's better than a helmet-attached camera. It's just that I don't think a current glass model would fit comfortably in a helmet.

 

Btw, a bit awkward Lewis was wearing Google Glass while sponsored by Blackberry.



#17 spacekid

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 13:57

they run plenty of helmet cams last season, the result didn't test well with the audience, too jittery and hard to follow

 

Thats a shame - I really enjoyed some of the footage we had last year.

 

I feel that the T-cam - while giving a good picture - is much too sterile. I actually enjoy a camera that shows the vibrations and what a violent environment the interior of an F1 car is.

 

Stupid audience...



#18 P123

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 17:54

 

 

I feel that the T-cam - while giving a good picture - is much too sterile. I actually enjoy a camera that shows the vibrations and what a violent environment the interior of an F1 car is.

 

Stupid audience...

 

Agreed.  The current onboards are bit like the long zoom head on shots we often get.  They give no impression of speed or the violence involved.  It's all a bit lifeless.  The sound is neutered too.  The onboards from the late 80s/ early 90's (lots on Youtube) are far better.



#19 jcbc3

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 16:28

Windows glasses!

 

http://retardo.dk/videos.php?id=2316



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#20 dave34m

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 22:53

Classic



#21 SenorSjon

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:02

F1 still has live timing from the java stone age. It risks getting blocked by Sun themselves due to the safety risks from such old code.

So I guess technology from 2013 is a bit farfetched.