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The Ultimate Setup: Sports illustrated.

 
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Feb 29, 2008 20:11 |  #1

hey guys,

I just found this at the Microsoft website. It looks pretty interesting.
It shows how the sports illustrated team sets up before games and whatnot.

http://www.microsoft.c​om …o/articles/fina​lfour.aspx (external link)

There are 2 parts to it so here is the second part.

http://www.microsoft.c​om …/articles/final​four2.aspx (external link)

I apologise if this has been posted before :)

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Feb 29, 2008 20:13 |  #2

wow. very cool.


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Feb 29, 2008 22:48 |  #3

Thanks for the post. That's very interesting! Quite the workflow they have going there.


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Feb 29, 2008 23:55 |  #4

Good lord, that's a lot of different angles on the remotes to go along with one press of the shutter release.


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Mar 01, 2008 00:12 as a reply to  @ Riff Raff's post |  #5

I thought it was just crazy how they set it all up and then have that room full of laptops...

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Mar 01, 2008 03:16 |  #6

I'd be happy to be just one of the guys, sitting at the baseline...


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Mar 01, 2008 04:50 |  #7

That's just sick. Definitely need an assistant for that :p


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Mar 01, 2008 04:51 |  #8

Dunno. I know SI are the creme de la creme, but given the thousands of bucks spent on time and equipment over the threee days, I just thought the cover shot was a bit ordinary. A guy in the bleachers with 135/200 could have gotten the same shot.




  
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Mar 01, 2008 09:28 |  #9

I just thought the cover shot was a bit ordinary. A guy in the bleachers with 135/200 could have gotten the same shot.

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Mar 02, 2008 04:33 |  #10

Sure, the shot wasn't out of the ordinary. But considering who it was, timing, expression, lighting, I don't think someone without the setup could have gotten that shot. Their strobes recycle at 3 seconds. So, if the first shot wasn't a great one, they have none at all. Plus you wouldn't be able to get the quality they were getting by shooting at low ISO. You'll probably have to bump up the ISO really high to even get the shutter speed to stop motion.

I'm curious if they will be using wireless for image transfer straight from the camera in the coming year. So, they don't need someone running back and forth for the CF cards.


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Mar 02, 2008 12:09 as a reply to  @ Rellik's post |  #11
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For me, stuff like that takes some of the "vibe" out of photography. Part of the fun for me is "getting the shot" which, to me, includes an ability of timing. Given that kind of equipment set up, getting the shot seems almost a given, doesn't it? You'd almost have to try hard to not get the shot.

That said, these guys are making their living doing this, and their criteria for "getting the shot" differs from my own.

And, they're payin' the bills, so more power to 'em...


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Mar 02, 2008 13:48 |  #12

Steve Parr wrote in post #5033187 (external link)
Part of the fun for me is "getting the shot" which, to me, includes an ability of timing.

Did you not see the part where they mentioned that they could only fire the strobes once every three seconds? Meaning that for those using the strobe setup, they really only had one chance to get "the shot" on a given play.


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Riff Raff wrote in post #5033647 (external link)
Did you not see the part where they mentioned that they could only fire the strobes once every three seconds? Meaning that for those using the strobe setup, they really only had one chance to get "the shot" on a given play.

Nope, missed that. Admittedly, I didn't read the entire article...


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Mar 02, 2008 16:20 |  #14

And a glorious Final Four it was :)


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