Behind-the-Scenes Footage of 60 Minutes' Hidden-Camera Technology


60 Minutes' staffers have long been the masters of the hidden camera. In the video above, they break down all the cameras they used to get the shots they needed for a surprise interview with a guy purporting to sell stem cell treatments in Ecuador. In the two days preceding the interview, they set up several hidden cameras including one in a lamp, another in a purse, and another in a printer. All of the cameras were controllable by operators in an adjacent hotel suite there in Boca Raton.

If you ever wanted to know how to set up a broadcast-quality video sting operation, this is the behind-the-scenes video for you.