By analog standards, today’s Olympic photo agencies are plowing through nearly 28,000 rolls apiece

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The second a photographer fires the shutter on a camera, the resulting image—a high quality JPEG, not RAW—is transported by ethernet to Getty’s central editing office in about 1.5 seconds. There, a team of three editors processes the photo. The first selects the best image and crops it for composition; the second editor color corrects; and the third adds metadata. The whole editing process is done in 30-40 seconds. Once the last editor is done, the image is blasted to the world. It takes about 90 seconds for the images to travel over redundant 100 Mbit/s dedicated lines to Getty’s data servers in the the United States.

via Gizmodo.

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  1. That’s amazing! I had no idea their workflow was so seamless. How are the images transferred, exactly? Is it an internal setup or an external device?