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    When I went up to have an interview in the ABC Newsroom here in Austin, a gentleman there named Ed Sparks was nice enough to take me back to the inner sanctum. Ed is a frequent here in the community (hi Ed!) and quite the camera enthusiast. Before and after my live appearance (from a few weeks ago), he took me back into this control room so I could set up for a shot. As usual, I've uploaded the full-res version so you can see all the little details in the room. To see the full-res version, just click on the photo to go to the Flickr site. Click on "All Sizes" at the top of the photo. Last, click on "Original".

    They explained to me how the room worked and how everything was customizable. The crew can pull in whatever feeds they need and position them on the screen accordingly. They even can save templates, since each producer that comes in and out during the day can have their own setup. It was quite fascinating to watch these guys operate in precision... I had to catch myself and remember to take photos, since I would sorta stare at the screens at get mesmerized for a bit!

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    1. clarksvillehuckleberryyellow 67 months ago | reply

      Truly mesmerizing. I would love to work in there.

    2. Cliff_Baise 67 months ago | reply

      Nice paperweight on the left! : )

    3. Mathiasa 67 months ago | reply

      Awesome set-up, would be totally awesome to play around with news feeds and stuff.

    4. GT BraZil 67 months ago | reply

      Great work my friend! Have a great weekend!

    5. X-Ray Dennis 67 months ago | reply

      As sharp as the image is, I was amazed at the amount of noise and "pixel" problems when viewed at Original size. The motion of the arms made the photo! Is that you to the left?

    6. Boris Mitendorfer Photography 67 months ago | reply

      Wow, great looking control room! Good details and I think real joy for photographer.

    7. ZLamperti 67 months ago | reply

      SO interesting! that looks amazing.

    8. /\ltus 67 months ago | reply

      I'll say; wicked cool shot as always!

    9. GlobeTrotter 2000 67 months ago | reply

      Wow ! Awsome shot and so great processing.

    10. stephen_william_photo 67 months ago | reply

      great shot trey!!! i see that 14-24 lens cap in the corner! haha. amazing lens. just started using one about a month ago and i love it!

    11. degrassifan [deleted] 67 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot! You've managed to make this scene fascinating!

    12. AnNamir™ c[_] 67 months ago | reply

      Really like this mode and capture! Lovely!

    13. Paco Maldonado 67 months ago | reply

      Bravo maestro!!!!

    14. elmas156 67 months ago | reply

      Haha... the girl in front of the big screen got an "A" on the paper to her left. Nice detail!

    15. australianpolicyonline 18 months ago | reply

      Thanks from Australian Policy Online. This pic is on APO's home page (with attribution) for a few days from 17 October 2013. See (illustrating an article called "On-screen reading"). Thank you for listing your image with a Creative Commons license.

    16. 6 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing your great image with Creative Commons. We used it to illustrate this article: Al Nusra Front Captures Israel-Syria Border Crossing.
      Our image, attributed to you, is here.

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