F1 Centralizes and Looks Ahead to 8K
During lockdown, the production of video of F1 racing moved to a centralised system based in the UK rather than using a complete on-site production facility. As Autosport reports, this presented a challenge as all the content from up to 100 camera and 250 audio feeds has to be transported reliably in real time from the race to the production center. This avoids the need to ship the production center around the world, helping F1 move towards its green goals by reducing the shipping weight by 70 tons -34% of the previous shipping weight. F1 technology partner, Tata Communications has already seen the benefits of UltraHD in providing more detail and is looking at how to implement 8K in the future.