Saturday, March 22, 2008
This Is The ESPN Tech Center And Pit Studio
Here are some pictures provided by our friends at ESPN of the infield Pit Studio and the Tech Center.
The Tech Center is brightly lit and contains both NASCAR equipment and graphic elements that can be accessed by touch screen on a main monitor. The cameras are hand-held and move with Tim Brewer to whatever element he is discussing.
The Pit Studio is mounted on a tractor-trailer frame and rises with a scissor-lift to a height needed to present a "background" behind the on-camera talent. You can clearly see the remotely operated cameras that move along a track on the ground.
These pictures also help viewers to see that six or seven hours in the Pit Studio suspended high above the ground is certainly an interesting assignment for the announcers.
If you have any questions about these pictures, please ask them in the comments section by clicking on the COMMENTS button below. Thanks again to the readers that asked for additional information about these two elements of the ESPN coverage, and to the ESPN PR staff for providing these images.