CNN "hologram" linked cameras and bluescreen

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 11/05/08 10:27 AM

Hi Folks,

Any thoughts on the linked camera setup and image inset technology used last night to permit what appeared to be direct dialog between people in different studios?

Yes, it's not holograms BUT it does permit realtime interaction with digital effects - tiny people, mythical creatures etc at least to the home TV viewer.

??? a new tool?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/05/08 11:03 AM

It's exactly how laymen already think certain types of illusions are done. You'll see TV magicians using it in the near future.
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Postby Magic Newswire » 11/05/08 12:53 PM

We blogged a couple of interesting articles explaining it. It isn't really a hologram as the reporter in the newsroom cannot see the "projected" image unless they look at the TV screen.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 11/05/08 01:13 PM

How close is this to the ghost that sits with you in the haunted castle ride?
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Postby Magic Newswire » 11/05/08 01:29 PM

Sounds like it is not even that good as you have to look at a TV screen to see the image as opposed to a reflection.. so in my mind it's one step above green screen.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/05/08 05:32 PM

Jon, nothing to do with the effect at the Haunted Mansion.
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Postby Eoin O'hare » 11/05/08 08:18 PM

Jon, you might find this interesting.. Link (It's not the same but related.)
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 11/05/08 11:56 PM

Thanks - here's as where things were thirty years ago

link <- David Bowie on SNL "Boys Keep Swinging"
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