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By Scott Gentry | May 27, 2009
I've made a few errors in my day, and when you're working with a live feed, you can be in for a world of hurt, embarrassment or both.Back in the day, I used to work at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey. I did myriad of jobs including camera for the Giants, Jets, horse racing, special events and more. Over time, I took a regular position inside from the cold an managed the live simulcast of the horse racing from the Meadowlands. Not super glamorous mind you, but it was evening work, and it left my days free to pursue freelance and other such things.As you may know, the Canon lenses on the Ikegami's used there are incredible in their focal adjustments. From New Jersey, you could zoom in real tight to the Empire State building and as a man, whatever pretty young woman that might happen within view was ultimately a target (boy are men pigs or what?). With all men on camera and in the control room, except for one brave woman, the imagery and the communication over the headsets can get rather...interesting.