Saturday, November 08, 2008

BPN 1261 Teleportation on TV

In the middle of the election broadcast by CNN on November 4 2008, a novelty was demonstrated. Correspondent Jessica Yellin, who stood close to the headquarters of Barack Obama in Chicago, was teleported over 1200 kilometres to the CNN studio in New York. The famous sentence of Stars War ‘Beam me up, Scotty’ had materialised.

Jessica Yellin stood in a tent with a circle of 35 HD quality cameras around her. The complete picture was transmitted to the NY studio. The 35 cameras were also coupled to cameras in the NY CNN studio, so that they move simultaneously in order to create a perfect illusion. Twenty computers have been used to realise the teleportation. The novelty has been developed by the Norwegian TV software company Vizrt and the Israeli SportVu.



Blog Posting Number: 1261

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1 comment:

Costas Troulos said...

That was really something! By the way, if i am not mistaken "Beam me up Scot" is Star Trek's, not Star Wars'.

regards
Costas