Virtual Sets

May 14, 2015

CNN uses virtual studio for Amtrak derailment coverage

Well, we knew it was bound to happen: CNN has rolled out its virtual studio for its coverage of the Amtrak crash in Philadelphia. As usual, correspondent Tom Foreman is leading the virtual studio coverage, which includes integration with surveillance video from this accident as well as historical ones. In addition, Foreman is placed “inside” […]

May 8, 2015

Recap of Election Night in the United Kingdom

Elections in America represent big business for the various news networks, with them rolling out the latest and great in technology and coverage tools. In the United Kingdom, this though, has not been the norm. This years election is a bit different, with multiple parties vying for control of parliament, and likely resulting in a […]

May 6, 2015

Brainstorm’s Infinity Set wins IABM Game Changer Award

Brainstorm Multimedia, a real-time 3D graphics and virtual set company, took home a IABM Game Changer Award 2015 in the Post Production category at NAB for its Infinity Set. Brainstorm’s Infinity Set was selected by a judging panel of industry experts as a leading product showcased at NAB 2015 with “ground-breaking and innovative technology which will change the […]

May 4, 2015

Charlotte CBS implements virtual from Hybrid, FX

WBTV-TV, the CBS affiliate in Charlotte, has added virtual studio technology using Hybrid TV’s Neon solution. Earlier this year, WBTV-TV debuted a new hard set from FX Design Group that also included an area specifically designed for virtual breaking news, weather events, elections and special coverage. The virtual set at WBTV-TV relies on Hybrid’s Krypton 3D engine and […]

April 30, 2015

TV4 ‘Nyheterna’ debuts new studio

Swedish broadcaster TV4 debuted a new studio for its nightly news program, “Nyheterna,” earlier this month. The set was designed by Jago Design, with virtual backdrops from Jim Mann’s Lightwell. The design revolves around centric rings, with gold, red and silver hues. An oval rotating anchor desk with red stripe and polished silver finish is centered […]

April 12, 2015

Virtualsetworks debuts layered AE files

Virtualsetworks, a stock virtual set design company, has launched a new line of layered Adobe After Effects virtual sets, giving producers new control of design and setup. The .aep files allow for easier customization, which previously would have required additional costs. “These sets represent an enormous investment towards bringing more control and flexibility to the […]

April 11, 2015

intensiKey launches virtual sets for mobile devices

Initially launching on Android and Windows devices, intensiKey Live brings real-time virtual set software to a broader set of devices. “With half of all devices on earth running on Android we felt it was time to port our intensiKey Live PC software over to a growing OS,” said Eric Pratt, CEO of Virtualsetworks. “intensiKey Live […]

April 3, 2015

Hybrid debuts updated virtual studio tracking

Hybrid TV will showcase Plutonium, its updated camera tracking system for virtual studios, at NAB. According to a release, Plutonium combines added power and precision to bring real time, precise camera motion within 2D or 3D computer-generated backgrounds. “The true superiority of Plutonium rests in its remarkable Zero Delay system,” said Yann Brosse, CTO of […]

February 25, 2015

Fox Chicago goes virtual for election night

WFLD-TV, the Fox O&O in Chicago, opted to use a chroma keyed background for its election night updates Tuesday. The station was doing brief cut-ins during primetime programming to update viewers on the results, with a focus on the city’s mayoral race, and opted to have its anchors standing in front of a green screen […]

January 26, 2015

CNN map takes over ‘New Day’ floor

CNN‘s Nor’easter coverage this morning included placing forecaster Chad Myers on a virtual map “projected” on the “New Day” set floor. After Myers gave his regular forecast update at the set’s freestanding monitor, he walked off frame and the control room cut to a wide view of the studio floor, which had a large map […]