Ncam Technologies, a developer of real-time augmented reality technology for the media and entertainment industries, announced the availability of its new Mk2 Camera Bar, Mk2 Server and Ncam Reality 2020 software. First shown as a prototype at IBC 2019, the Mk2 Camera Bar has undergone development and enhancement since; the Ncam R&D team not only further […]
Fox will use more than 100 manned and robotic cameras to cover the game, including 24 “Super-Motion” cameras to support replays; 20 goal-line and end-line pylon cameras; wireless “Line to Gain” cameras that travel up and down the field in alignment with the first-down marker; and two different SkyCam systems which operate at different elevations. It will also use 72 field mics, as well as wireless player mics, to capture game audio. And that’s just scratching the surface.
NEP Group, a global outsourced technical production partner for premier content producers of live sports and entertainment, is gearing up for this year’s IBC Show, Sept. 13-17, at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam. At IBC, NEP will exhibit in Hall 14, Stand H02, and be staffed with local team members representing their worldwide network. […]
Black News Channel is constructing a $26 million facility in Tallahassee, Fla., anchored by technology from Bitcentral, Vizrt and Sony. Its engineering chief, Kenny Elcock, explains how interoperability is key.
Snap Inc. on Tuesday said it will raise $1 billion in short-term debt and plans to invest in more media content, augmented reality features and may also buy other companies.
Google is making a push to expand augmented reality and interactive capabilities to its content and advertising offerings. The company, while slow to incorporate immersive ads, is testing 3D and YouTube live-stream display formats in DV360, its programmatic ad platform.
Developments in TV news graphics have seen a host of improvements from better real-time flexibility to more streamlined workflows and even monetization prospects.
Millions of citizens turned to TV3 E19: Special Elections broadcast on May 26 to learn the results from the 2019 European Parliamentary and municipal elections — and stayed tuned in because of the Spanish network’s innovative and engaging use of augmented reality and virtual sets powered by Avid. TV3, the public broadcaster in Catalonia, Spain, relied […]
Among the tech innovations on tap are Panasonic 8K cameras, which will be used to generate replays from each end zone, part of the 115 cameras the network will use, including a bevy of Sony 4K replay cameras. And for the first time, CBS will also use a live wireless handheld camera with AR graphics and camera-tracking capability designed to provide real-time virtual graphics from the players’ perspective on the field.
With outsize promises, the company lured massive investment from the likes of Warner Bros. and Legendary, but so far its hottest product seems to be hype.
Known as “immersive mixed reality technology,” videos like The Weather Channel’s Erika Navarro’s take green screen graphics and merge them with real-time, predictive data from agencies such as the National Hurricane Center. The result is a virtual scenario that unfolds around a studio anchor, engulfing the set with terrifying realism but allowing the anchor to walk viewers through potential weather with newfound urgency.
Accedo has launched a targeted advertising solution for augmented reality (AR) experiences with the API integration of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elemental MediaTailor. The Accedo AR experience, powered by the Accedo One video platform, is designed to give a TV viewer a more personalized and engaging second-screen experience during long-distance sports events such as marathons, rally, or bicycle […]
The integration of products is designed to give news producers new tools including game-quality on-air graphics as well as new photorealistic and hyper-realistic elements for on-air virtual sets.
Vizrt is offering a new tool for broadcast studio: Viz Libero AR. Just in time for the World Cup, Viz Libero AR combines the analysis power of Viz Libero with augmented reality (AR) graphics, creating a new way for sports presenters to tell the story of the action on the field. “Viz Libero AR brings […]
Virtual and augmented reality give journalists the ability to tell stories that the audience can experience rather than simply consume. Both involve computer-generated imagery but use it differently.
When VR first made its major CES reemergence via Oculus Rift years ago, it was jaw-dropping. Those moments, since, are harder to come by. But there were discoveries, and trends, and things to talk about in AR and VR AT ces 2018. You just had to pay attention.
NewsTECHForum panelists agree that virtual sets and AR are the next step in news production. They’ve become practical because computing power has increased to the point where it can render “photo-realistic” backgrounds and graphics.
Vendors say improved rendering and tracking systems will drive U.S. sales. In addition, many boast “trackless” technology, that reduces the cost and complexity of setting up and maintaining a virtual set. Above, a ChyronHego virtual set at WTLV Jacksonville, Fla.
While AR shows more promise than VR, there has yet to be a “killer app” that everyone must have, the way smartphones have become essential for navigation and everyday snapshots. Rather, people will discover AR over time, perhaps a few years. Someone renovating or moving might discover the furniture apps. New parents might discover educational apps. Those people might then go on to discover more AR apps to try out. But just hearing that AR is available might not be enough for someone to check it out.
With changing TV viewing habits, Tegna’s NBC-ABC combo in Jacksonville, Fla., is experimenting with augmented reality and 3D technologies to grab viewers’ attention and enhance the storytelling experience. During recent newscasts, anchors in the studio have dodged a school bus and shared the screen with a circling shark — both virtual, of course. News Director Meagan Harris talks about the experiments.
AR, mixed reality, VR, immersive computing: how many terms can reality take? The AR-VR turf wars have begun.
We’re not far from the day when any printed magazine or newspaper will be able to break free from its historic physical limitations by including a dynamic digital layer. Augmented reality has the potential to revive the once-thriving, now-desiccated print industry — but it has to be done right.