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    neat stuff there.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    thats really cool
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    It doesn't really translate well on TV because we're used to all sorts of special effects on television, but I bet it looks pretty damn cool in person.

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    And now the tail can really wag the dog...

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    So, was the anchor able to see her as well, or was this just for the television audience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aprilm View Post
    So, was the anchor able to see her as well, or was this just for the television audience?
    just the tv audience. she was added to the broadcast picture with computers.

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    It looked horrible. Like Princess Leah with blue static all around her.

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    I wasn't impressed with it on TV. Supposedly is looks a lot better when physically there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    It doesn't really translate well on TV because we're used to all sorts of special effects on television
    Yeah, someone sent me the video of it, and I was expecting all kinds of stuff to materialize and fly around the two people, but it was just the two of them standing there. I didn't even know what I was supposed to be looking at until now.

    Wow, a person standing in front of a greenscreen and motorized cameras. Whoop-ti-doodle.

    It was so awful when they had to put remote reporters on a screen. How primative!

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    a long time ago I was forced to attend a star trek convention, kicking and screaming all the way in - I found myself in a big auditorium where they beamed up Scotty and a few other people in the audience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhota View Post
    just the tv audience. she was added to the broadcast picture with computers.
    I don't think that's true. Wolf Blitzer said he could see her, and it wouldn't be any kind of big deal at all if it was just an image for the viewing audience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    I don't think that's true. Wolf Blitzer said he could see her, and it wouldn't be any kind of big deal at all if it was just an image for the viewing audience.
    That's exactly what I was thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhota View Post
    just the tv audience. she was added to the broadcast picture with computers.
    How is that impressive? They do that with the weather report all the time.

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    Wolf could see her the same way weather reporters see what they're pointing at on an off camera screen. The concept isn't new, it's just that today's hi def streaming doesn't make it look as bad as it could have.

    I think it would work best if both of them were 'teleported' together to a virtual stage which is becoming popular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    a long time ago I was forced to attend a star trek convention, kicking and screaming all the way in - I found myself in a big auditorium where they beamed up Scotty and a few other people in the audience.
    How'd they do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    it wouldn't be any kind of big deal at all if it was just an image for the viewing audience.
    The "big deal" isn't that she appears to be there, but that as the studio camera moves and pans, she still appears to be standing there.

    If she were standing in front of a greenscreen with a fixed camera, as she's digitally inserted into the studio that Wolf Blitzer is standing in, she'd always be facing the camera (like the monsters in Doom II), since that's what the footage is.

    This special effect involves a green room with remotely-controllable cameras, so that as the studio camera moves (or they switch cameras at the studio), the remote cameras move to capture a shot from the same perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    The "big deal" isn't that she appears to be there, but that as the studio camera moves and pans, she still appears to be standing there.

    If she were standing in front of a greenscreen with a fixed camera, as she's digitally inserted into the studio that Wolf Blitzer is standing in, she'd always be facing the camera (like the monsters in Doom II), since that's what the footage is.

    This special effect involves a green room with remotely-controllable cameras, so that as the studio camera moves (or they switch cameras at the studio), the remote cameras move to capture a shot from the same perspective.
    Dammit, I want real holograms, not this fake stuff CNN is peddling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwrides View Post
    It looked horrible. Like Princess Leah with blue static all around her.
    that sounds hot to me, but I am part robot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    This special effect involves a green room with remotely-controllable cameras, so that as the studio camera moves (or they switch cameras at the studio), the remote cameras move to capture a shot from the same perspective.
    Actually, this was done using multiple cameras and computer interpolation. The interpolation step is presumably the reason it looks so bad.

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