Over 25 cameras and solid-state recorders from Camera Corps captured the excitement of 2014 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy motorcycle races during the two-week event from 24 May to 6 June.
Working in partnership with North One Television for ITV 4, Camera Corps provided a range of equipment including forward and rear-facing motorcycle-mounted cameras, approach and recede kerb-cams and various wide-angle cameras around the course. Multiple HD on-board mini cams also provided driver’s-eye views of Mark Higgins’ record-breaking lap of the course in a Subaru WRX STi.
“The Camera Corps special cameras team worked alongside North One Television and the TT organisers prior to this event to develop guidelines covering the attachment of cameras and recorders to the bikes,” said Barry Parker, commercial manager, Camera Corps. “This included sending dummy units in advance to all the teams as well as making pre-event team visits, which are greatly appreciated and prevent any surprises on site especially when time is a premium.”
“As the course is closed to all non-race traffic for most of each day, a car was sent round behind each race to bring all the recorded files back to the onsite production hub. There they were ingested to the main edit control room so the footage could be edited by the North One Television team. A 60-minute domestic programme was created each day for ITV and another for international channels. These were then distributed via a digital satellite uplink. The ITV4 broadcast was at 9pm on each night of the TT series, also available on ITV Player.”