the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in February 2002, I worked
at the opening and closing ceremonies. Our television compound
was in the parking lot below the west side of the University of Utah
180° panoramic view shows that there were broadcasters from
many nations in attendance. As the photographer, I'm facing
north; you don't see the NBC-TV trucks, which are behind me.
The stadium is at the right.
last gray trailer on the left, behind the last light pole, is the
catering trailer where we ate lunch. Just to the right of the
center of the picture are the two production trucks supplied by
National Mobile Television. My workplace, standard-definition
truck DX-5, has its tractor still attached. Further to the
right, the next truck, HD-1, is there to produce a similar telecast
to ours except in high definition.
2002, the SD truck provided the primary feed. This was mostly
because HD trucks were still rather primitive, lacking enough
technical capabilities. If we were to produce this show again
today, HD-1 would be replaced by a more up-to-date truck,
HD-HigherNumber, which would provide both the primary feed and a
down-converted SD feed. A separate SD truck would not be needed.)
mobile units arrived after this picture was taken, including one for
German television and a little Japanese 3-D van.