You may remember an earlier blog post where we talked about NASCAR’s plans to incorporate 360º video into it’s racing broadcasts. Well those broadcasts are finally here, and the 360º broadcast of the Daytona 500 proves just what 360º video footage can really do.
It would be an understatement to call this year’s Daytona 500 eventful. Very early in the race, an incident occurred in which Bubba Wallace slammed into the back of Kurt Busch’s vehicle, causing him to spin out across the track, as other race cars sped by. If you were watching the race from Wallace’s perspective( with Nascar’s 360º in-car presentation feature), there’s something even more magnificent about watching the thrill of NASCAR, than watching in
It’s hard to think of a more perfect sport than NASCAR with which to exhibit the superiority of 360º broadcasting. While it would be difficult to convince a tennis or football player to wear a 360º cam while competing, adding a 360º to a racecar would hardly, if it all, affect the performance of the driver. On top of this, the high speeds of a NASCAR race leave most viewers fraught at how quickly a car zooms in-and-out of frame
While Daytona is the first of many steps to bringing 360º sports broadcasting to everyone, it serves a great example for 360º future potential.