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