High-Octane Broadcast: Vislink Technology Captures Live Action at Lenovo Gulf 12 Hours Racing Spectacle
December 12, 2023

Once again, Vislink technology was right at the heart of a fast-paced marquee auto racing event. This time, it was the Lenovo Gulf 12 Hours, the premier GT endurance race in the Middle East. The event took place this past Dec. 8-10th at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, home to the annual Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and one the most technologically-advanced tracks in the world.

The race featured three categories of driver crews, all competing with GT3 racing cars. The cars are based on their roadgoing counterparts and are known for their impressive power and pinpoint precision. Vislink live video transmission equipment, including the HCAM 4K UHD Camera Transmitter and Quantum IP-native wireless camera receiver, was deployed to cover the action.

Vislink was expertly assisted on the project by Media Mania Productions, its longtime local Middle East partner. Media Mania is a one-stop multi-media house that has created many high-end video productions, from content for TV broadcasting to livestreaming corporate events. With services from OB van design, pre-production, 4K content creation to full post-production, they provide full end-to-end commissions, having many documentaries, movies, television commercials and corporate video deployments to their credit. Media Mania’s post-production department is staffed with a team of skilled video editors, animators and engineers who ensure that every project is delivered to the highest standards.

Vislink’s wireless video technology has been trusted to cover some of the most challenging and high-profile international racing events for decades, including MotoGP, Formula 1, Formula E, 24 Hours of Le Mans and the World Rally Championships

The Middle East region represents a strong growth market for Vislink, where the company counts a number of distinguished clients in the broadcast news, sports, public safety and defense sectors. The region is served by a dedicated Vislink office proudly staffed by a local sales and support team in Dubai.