The September issue of The Digital Journalist is out and it’s packed with great stuff. I just had a quick look over the Olympics article but there’s lots more there too..
Underwater cameras with remote control could be used for the swimming contests, diving and synchronized swimming – a first for Olympic Games. After some back and forth, the IOPP …. had their cameras installed at the bottom of the pools. Scuba-diving AP photographer Mark Terrill was brought in from Los Angeles with the technology he knows well and, after some trial and error, flash pictures of swimming star Michael Phelps and others moved on the “wires.” At first the disks had to be removed from the camera after races; later, wireless transmission worked off and on.
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