Having a television studio in my home allows me to experiment when I get the urge. That’s what happened last night.
My control room, a Tricaster Mini, has a virtual set feature built in. With a camera and green wall you can insert the ‘talent’ in the middle. Hit a button and my non-zooming camera zooms in. It all looks so real even though none of what you see with me is with me!
That’s the problem. If there’s one thing wrong with the virtual sets, they look too good. Too expensive. Too expansive. Unbelievable because they look unaffordable.
More to explore. More to learn.
I poked my head out tonight and told Helaine, “It’s pretty cool to have a studio in the garage.”
10 thoughts on “Experimenting in the Studio”
It looks like the set for “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”! You could do virtual game shows from your garage.
That is very cool. I’ll bet you could have a lot of fun with that. 😉
Cool….you could broadcast from the Starship Enterprise…… or the Space station…..so many possibilities…..
There is a Starship set that came included!
So standing in the pit at Indy or having Jurassic Park in the background shouldn’t be a problem?
Yes, but there are real ethical problems when you use technology to fool people. Remember this: http://www.creators.com/opinion/roger-simon/real-outrage-over-fake-backgrounds.html
Folks might believe you were actually broadcasting from the Indy pits (you should – great place to be!) – but I really doubt if anyone’s going to think that you’re at Jurassic Park being eaten by a dinosaur.
How is it that you seem to be behind the desk from the waist down? Green pants?
It’s magical. Actually keying allows you to have layers. The desk is just the top layer so I am hidden behind it. All the reflections are digital.
Looks great Geoff, but I still wish you and Helaine were back in CT. So wonderful to be able to keep up with your new endeavors. Best of luck.