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Getty Images Sochi Olympics image workflow..Wow!
« on: February 11, 2014, 04:20:41 AM »
From the article link below...

At the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, Getty Images has set up a state-of-the-art fibre optic network in conjunction with the AP, AFP, Reuters and EPA wire agencies to deliver these gold medal moments in record time. Consisting of 20 kilometres of cable, the 100Mbps network allows Getty to deliver images from gold medal moments direct to publications within 180 seconds.

Pushing through an image from capture to distribution in such a short period of time is a massive undertaking — and it's not just the photographer who is doing all the work. Behind the scenes, Getty has a team of editors, captioning specialists and Photoshop experts who are preparing the image for delivery in record time.

Once the images arrive from the photographer, basic metadata is already embedded in the photo. Then, there are three editors who select the best images to send through to the Photoshop experts who colour correct and crop images based on the best composition. They may also adjust saturation and contrast. From here, the images get sent through to the caption team who identify any names and send the images through to the Getty website and feeds.

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http://m.cnet.com.au/photographing-the-sochi-winter-olympics-with-getty-339346598.htm?redir=1
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Re: Getty Images Sochi Olympics image workflow..Wow!
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 05:29:02 AM »
Cool stuff but 180 seconds including PP and caption? Captions are to be ready before (watching the event live, prepare 3 or 4 captions for leaders of the event) and PP is probably set on auto + crop.

Very cool none the less, specially since this sense of emergency brings us back to a somewhat straight of the camera approach and thus photog skills.

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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 06:24:58 AM »
very interesting. Thanks for sharing, Northstar.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 06:32:29 AM »
... a state-of-the-art fibre optic network ... the 100Mbps network ...

Huh?
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 07:02:28 AM »
Interesting statement from this article:
"We have about 20-25 per cent of our guys on the sports side here using Nikon."
Honestly, I would have expected more...  :o
OTOH this means...  ;)
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Re: Getty Images Sochi Olympics image workflow..Wow!
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2014, 07:06:04 AM »
... a state-of-the-art fibre optic network ... the 100Mbps network ...

Huh?

Surely they mean mbit? 100mb/s would be 800mbit/s, which is pretty damn fast......  My own connection is only 60mbit/12mbit hehe.
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Re: Getty Images Sochi Olympics image workflow..Wow!
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 08:01:30 AM »
... a state-of-the-art fibre optic network ... the 100Mbps network ...

Huh?

Surely they mean mbit? 100mb/s would be 800mbit/s, which is pretty damn fast......  My own connection is only 60mbit/12mbit hehe.

You're confusing bits and bytes. Lower case b (as in Mbps) is bits- so this is 100mbit. If it was 100MBps, that would be 100 megabytes, which is 800Mbps. Regardless, I'd expect them to have more speed within a lot of their network, but to maintain that 100Mbps all over the venues is pretty good. Especially because I bet the photogs get pretty far from wireless access points at times....
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2014, 08:51:02 AM »
Especially because I bet the photogs get pretty far from wireless access points at times....

Well, I'd think they would have the place covered, especially since all current professional cameras are WiFi enabled.
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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2014, 08:57:17 AM »
Especially because I bet the photogs get pretty far from wireless access points at times....

Well, I'd think they would have the place covered, especially since all current professional cameras are WiFi enabled.

The linked article states that the photogs covering the ski races (i.e. cross country) don't have access because they set up along the course to get the shots of the athletes along the route, and that they try to dump the images at access points a few times a day.

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Re: Getty Images Sochi Olympics image workflow..Wow!
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2014, 09:34:20 AM »
Especially because I bet the photogs get pretty far from wireless access points at times....

Well, I'd think they would have the place covered, especially since all current professional cameras are WiFi enabled.

What "pro" does Canon have that's WiFi enabled.  The closest you can get is a 6D, which is not really something I would be using for sports.  None of the 1-series or even 5-series have WiFi.
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2014, 10:00:45 AM »
Especially because I bet the photogs get pretty far from wireless access points at times....


Well, I'd think they would have the place covered, especially since all current professional cameras are WiFi enabled.


What "pro" does Canon have that's WiFi enabled.  The closest you can get is a 6D, which is not really something I would be using for sports.  None of the 1-series or even 5-series have WiFi.


I think he meant the Wireless File Transmitter?

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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2014, 10:57:46 AM »
What "pro" does Canon have that's WiFi enabled.  The closest you can get is a 6D, which is not really something I would be using for sports.  None of the 1-series or even 5-series have WiFi.

I think he meant the Wireless File Transmitter?

No, I really meant built-in WiFi. It was a sarcastic remark. (For the why, read my other posts.)
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Re: Getty Images Sochi Olympics image workflow..Wow!
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2014, 11:07:42 AM »
Don't know if this has been posted elsewhere on the forums, but since we are talking about Getty, here is what you can pick up for $425 grand at the Canon Store ... http://petapixel.com/2014/02/06/getty-images-sports-photographer-robert-cianflone-reporting-sochi/

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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2014, 11:11:21 AM »
... a state-of-the-art fibre optic network ... the 100Mbps network ...

Huh?
With normal cat5 cables you can achieve that speed, but not constantly and not more that few meters (~100 if I recall correctly) due to noise . To have constant 100Mbps for 20km, that's amazing and you can achieve it only with fibre optic.

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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2014, 11:18:19 AM »
What "pro" does Canon have that's WiFi enabled.  The closest you can get is a 6D, which is not really something I would be using for sports.  None of the 1-series or even 5-series have WiFi.

I think he meant the Wireless File Transmitter?

No, I really meant built-in WiFi. It was a sarcastic remark. (For the why, read my other posts.)

Regarding the WiFi enabled...with the way the world is so quickly going (gone) digital and online I'd bet that the next Canon 1D series has WiFi capabilities.  I know for my own use in sports photography, it would come in handy.
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