This PTZ Camera User’s Guide, sponsored by Sony, provides an in-depth look at the flexibility of pan/tilt/zoom cameras and the myriad benefits they offer in applications across the spectrum of commercial AV. Where budgets are tight and staff is stretched, PTZ cameras have the potential to increase the value of a videoconferencing system or lecture capture application by reducing camera operator costs and enhancing image quality.
Phil Keoghan, host of ‘The Amazing Race,’ leverages cutting edge technology to tell the story of a 1928 cyclist’s achievement in the Tour de France. The Tour de France in 1928 was twice as long as it is today, the bikes were twice as heavy, and they had no gears. Harry Watson was not only the first New Zealander to ride in the Tour de France in 1928 but he was also part of the first English speaking team. Watson teamed up with three Aussies to form an Australian team and ride in what is considered the toughest sporting event on earth. The four man squad were planning on teaming up with 6 French riders to make a team of 10, like the other competing teams, but when they arrived in France the sponsor said they couldn’t pay for more riders. Racing as a team of 4 was considered a joke and “nothing short of murder”… “like 4 guys going against 10 in a tug of war competition” Harry and his mates would have to race alone 150 miles a day for 22 days.168 riders started the more than 3,500 mile race that year, only 41 finished! Miraculously three of those riders were from the Australian team who won the heart of the French public. Surprisingly this remarkable story has never been told… until NOW.
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Phil Keoghan, host of ‘The Amazing Race’ leverages cutting edge technology to tell the story of a 1928 cyclist’s achievement in the Tour de France. The Tour de France in 1928 was twice as long as it is today, the bikes were twice as heavy, and they had no gears. Shot on F55’s with simultaneous recording to 50Mbps and XAVC in 4K, the feature story is written by Phil Keoghan and the production team.