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EXTREME Ride on time Videosys off to the races with innovative camera systems by Alistair Horne, Videosys T he highly competitive sport of track cycling emerged in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th century as a way to continue the sport year round, and velodromes soon became a common sight on the Continent. Whether indoors or out, track cycling is one of the world’s most intriguing spectator sports and, as such, new ways of bringing its drama to multi-platform viewers are constantly being sought. With sport even then being a primary driver of innovation, the competitive bikes were streamlined as much as possible to reduce drag and do away with unnecessary components, including brakes. With modern cycling being such a popular televised sport around the world, how, then, do you enhance coverage of professional cycling events from angles other than traditional camera placements at trackside, on rails or overhead? One of our clients, UK-based Broadcast RF, was charged with just such a challenge by The Union 68 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 100 APRIL 2015