Get A 360 Degree View From An F1 Car At 200mph+

Red Bull sure has its fingers in a lot of extreme pies, and the latest is the collaboration between its racing arm, Red Bull Racing, and a Norwegian company called Making View. Basically, Red Bull installed one of Making View’s 360 degree cameras (called ViewCam 360) on Sebastien Buemi car, and set him off to record a hot lap at Rudskogen Motorsenter circuit in Norway, at 200 mph-plus (322 km/h+). The system itself weighs only 600g (21 oz) and contains 224GB of storage on board, which it needs to store the massive amounts of data that 50fps footage at a resolution of 4K x 2K creates. The best part though, is that with the use of a special player, you can look around all 360 degrees at will as the video rolls. Yes, we’ve embedded the player in this article, after the break, so you can knock your socks off and try it yourselves: it’s really slick! We suggest fullscreen, high quality, and multiple views.

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