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One frequent cameo during CBS' television coverage of the Final Four: AP's remote sideline cameras.
The cameras, which are mounted on the court, are meant to give a unique perspective from a vantage point not normally seen by fans. Photographers during the Final Four are generally on each baseline.
The Associated Press has been using remote cameras for almost 10 years, according to Tim Donnelly, AP's global photo operations manager.
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Donnelly says the AP has six cameras placed on the sidelines of 16 remotes in the arena at University of Phoenix stadium.
"It takes several days to set up, wire and test the remotes. The cameras are fired by our floor photographers by a combination of wired and wireless triggers," Donnelly said. "Each photographer tasked with shooting remotes knows exactly where the camera is focused and knows when to fire their particular cameras."
Here's a deeper look at AP's use of robotic cameras during the 2012 London Games.