‘Robot cameras’ to be used for Olympic footage
3D cameras, lenses mounted on especially agile robotic arms and even electronic eyes that fly will be prominently featured at this year’s Summer Olympics in London.
A host of innovations in recent years in covering sporting events has led the world’s leading photography agencies, Reuters, Getty and AFP, to embark on a bold new frontier for 2012, and it’s likely to produce some unexpected and eye-grabbing results.
Better yet, much of this technology is relatively inexpensive — some of this tech was used to cover the recent British boat pageant, and homespun photographers have even made their own flying robotic drone cameras — so it can’t be too much longer before they’re applied to other forms of journalism as well.
Watch the videos below to get an idea of the amazing new journalism technology being deployed at this year’s Olympic games.
This video was published to YouTube on July 25, 2012.
This video was published to YouTube on June 6, 2012.
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