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Old November 7 2008, 03:16 PM   #16
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Re: Trek-like Hologram Makes TV Appearance

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I think he's had that all along, to some extent. I used to watch him years ago on ABC's World News Tonight (if I couldn't get back to sleep at 3 in the morning) and he had it then, too.
Ah, good ol' World News Now. I used to get up super-early in the morning to catch the last 30 minutes of it. Only place on TV where you could get the forecast for Lake Wobegon, MN.
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Old November 7 2008, 08:31 PM   #17
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Do the World News Polka!

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Old November 8 2008, 02:06 AM   #18
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It's a FAAAAAAKE! *is surprised no one has said that yet*

Yeah. Nice bit of camera trickery that normally would be insanely hard to do without green screen, and it's awesome how they synched the movement of the camera so it looked like the "hologram" was right there. But it's not a true hologram.
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Old November 8 2008, 06:33 AM   #19
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35 HD cameras??

If they're sending data from all of them to do this, that's some serious bandwidth!

HD data streams are 19 megabits, so that adds up to 665 Mb assuming there's no better compression scheme than standard HD has.

Didn't see the example sited, and likely won't see this in my home any time soon!!

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Old November 8 2008, 06:55 AM   #20
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Re: Trek-like Hologram Makes TV Appearance

It. Was not. A hologram.

Didn't anyone read my post? It was filmed inside a green-screen tent by 35 HD cameras surrounding the subject. Those images were sent to a computer at CNN which was telemetry-linked to the movement of the cameras on the CNN stage and adjusted the image perspective accordingly. The image was composited into the picture and broadcast. No hologram appeared on the red dot on the CNN stage. Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper were acting like they saw something that was not there. Calling it a hologram was a bit of marketing sophistry and the beam-in effect was pure digital showmanship. There was nothing even vaguely holographic about this image. Thus far, no one can create a three-dimensional holographic image without some medium (glass cylinder, mist, smoke, etc) onto which it can be projected.
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