As if it’s not enough that this year’s Olympics in London will be in HD and 3D and Super Hi-Vision and holograms and shit, Reuters is currently busy rigging Olympic stadiums with radio controlled cameras to get views of the action that human photographers can’t.
Reuters photographers Fabrizio Bensch and Pawel Kopczynski are taking Olympic photography to the next level, perching remote-controlled camera rigs in stadium rafters. The system, which the duo has been developing since 2009, can turn, adjust focus and receive commands wirelessly. Once stills are snapped, they’re sent to an editing system and then off to distribution. The team is spending more than 12 hours a day installing the cams at different Olympic venues before the games kick off on July 27th.