• Short Summary

    Trainee learns how to operate photo finish camera used at race courses.

  • Description

    Photo finish camera, London.

    Various shots of trainee operator learning how the cameras used at races courses work. An instructor in a white coat demonstrates with model race course with moving horses. He shows the trainee various bits of machinery. The trainee stands behind board and presses a button which operates photographic equipment.

    A photograph is taken of a finish of a race (using the automated model). As soon as the race finishes, the trainee shuts a blind and develops the picture. C/U of a photo-finish picture, developed 30 seconds after end of race. Photographs can be used to help judge's decide the outcome of close finishes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1369.09
    Media URN:
    44833
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:30:00 / 01:12:53:00
    Canister:
    NP 220

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