Virtual Sets

March 13, 2014

CNN goes the virtual route to explain Malaysia flight 370

Last week, CNN had the low-tech solution for mapping the conflict in Crimea, boy the difference a week makes. Now, CNN has went all out for missing Malaysia flight 370. Reporter Tom Foreman has been locked in the CNN chromakey studio giving constant virtual updates, complete with a 3D airplane he can sit-in and walk through. While […]

January 28, 2014

N.C. station installs Vizrt virtual studio

Wilmington, N.C. ABC affiliate WWAY-TV has installed a trackless virtual studio solution from Vizrt. The station has eliminated its hard set and revamped its control room, as well as upgrading to robotic cameras in the studio. By using Viz Virtual Studio and Vizrt’s TV in a Box solution, an entire newscast can be controlled by […]

December 12, 2013

Prepare for the Olympics with a new environment

The 2014 Olympics in Sochi are now less than two months away… is your station ready? From preparing the medal winner graphics, to updating the music library for highlights; the clock is ticking down. The Olympics are a unique event to cover, not just for the world class sports, they also present many pitfalls from […]

August 13, 2013

Argentina broadcaster beams in election candidates

We thought CNN’s election gimmicks were bad… meet the virtual candidates on C5N. Using Viz Virtual Studio, Argentina broadcaster C5N was able to virtually insert all of the candidates for an election into the news studio. The best part? The Star Trek effect… This is, of course, similar to CNN’s never-again used hologram. We’ll see […]

July 24, 2013

Vizrt lets presenters jump right into the action

Earlier this year, Vizrt debuted a new virtual technology dubbed “Virtual Presenter.” The sports gimmick, currently in use on Canal + in Spain, allows a sports anchor to appear virtually on the playing field to break down the action. TVNewsCheck reports no US network currently utilizes the technology, but it is likely only a matter […]

July 17, 2013

NESN revamps daily sports show, utilizes virtual set

The New England Sports Network, NESN, went virtual with its newest show, “NESN Sports Today.” “We wanted to push the envelope of virtual sets by creating a photo-realistic look that has never been achieved before,” said Joseph Maar of NESN. “We now have an incredible-looking set that can be easily customized for a variety of […]

July 1, 2013

GMA Network uses Vizrt virtual graphics for election coverage

GMA Network, a commercial broadcast television network in the Philippines, led the ratings for its live Eleksyon 2013 coverage on its flagship TV channel GMA-7. As one of several GMA media outlets covering the country’s mid-term elections, GMA-7 together with its news channel GMA News TV, provided a total of 28 straight hours of live […]

June 28, 2013

Q&A: The latest from the industry with FX’s Mack McLaughlin

A exclusive talk with FX Design Group’s CEO

May 1, 2013

‘Nightly’ updates control room loop

“NBC Nightly News” updated its endless control room loop, adding more depth and color. The change debuted recently, and is noticeable on air. The new control room background is bright and featured bolder, richer colors and frequently shows up on the large rear projection screen along one wall of the set. The new background appears […]

April 18, 2013

Q&A: Inside the new ITV News with BDA Creative

We recently talked with BDA Creative’s Simon Jago about the ITV News project, which included two national sets and 10 refreshed regional sets. Talk a little about the background of the project? As part of ITV’s major channel rebrand, BDA were invited to re-design the two national sets (London, and Salford – due to launch […]