A new Gyroscopic OnBoard Camera is being used in the MotoGP at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland! We are all used to the ride along camera mounted on the tail of the bikes. The camera leans with the angle of the bike. This new gyroscopic Onboard Camera gives a unique and spectacular perspective much closer to what the rider actually sees, with a fixed horizon line and the bike moving around a reference point, the rider.
The camera comes equipped with two accelerometers, a triaxial gyroscope, a GPS and a micro-chip providing real-time data on the location of the bike and also the exact coordinates of the three gyro sensors, thus giving a better indication of the bike behavior on track.
This data stream is processed in real-time to control a miniaturized motor placed in the Gyroscopic OnBoard camera, which rotates its lens according to the movements of bike – the movements of the lens actually compensating the movements of the bike in order to maintain a fixed horizon line, as the riders see it – so that the resulting footage is not a shot moving with the bike, instead the bike is moving around a reference point, giving a better perception of the riders’ dexterity in throwing their +210 hp prototypes through hair-raising-fast corners and audacious moves.