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    CNN 'faked world-first TV hologram with a tomogram' on election night | NEWS.com.au

    CNN 'faked world-first TV hologram with a tomogram' on election night


    CNN faked its "world first" TV hologram and used Hollywood effects to make it look more like Star Wars, according to reports.
    On US election night, CNN presenter Wolf Blitzer stood in the New York newsroom as Chicago correspondent Jessica Yellin was "beamed in via hologram."

    "You're a terrific hologram," Blitzer told Yellin's image from across the room.
    "It's like I follow the tradition of Princess Leia," she said, referring to the Star Wars heroine.

    Underneath for what CNN said was the first time in television history the screen announced: "Jessica Yellin via hologram from Chicago. Live."
    But Wolf Blitzer couldn't even see the "hologram" in the newsroom, expert Hans Jurgen Kreuzer told CBC News. Instead, he was staring at a red spot on the floor.

    Yellin's flickering, glowing image was apparently superimposed over the top of the broadcast as with a news ticker so only viewers could see Yellin's image.

    The CNN image was "not technically a hologram," Vizrt technical director Ole Jacobsen told DagensMedier. Real holograms are projected into space, not on a screen, and have depth.

    CNN's image was a tomogram, which isn't truly 3D tomograms capture an image in 3D and then project an illusion of three dimensions. The technical feat was that CNN's tomogram was processed in real-time.

    There are also allegations the broadcaster used Hollywood effects to make it look more like a hologram.

    CNN knew it could use a clearer picture but decided not to, Norwegian news website Dagbladet.no reported.

    It may also have added effects such as flickering and a blue glow to make it appear more like Star Wars, users on FXGuide.com said.

    This year, there have been two real holograms demonstrated in Australia one beamed live to a Telstra conference, and one of Shane Warne in an MCG cricket exhibition.

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    I saw this. It fell flat, faked or not. Just dumb.

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    At one point, the reflection of what appeared to be a green screen could be seen on the suit and hair of a woman in hologram.



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    well of COURSE it's not fucking real.
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    i thought it was ridiculous
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    My grandma's probably the only person on Earth, who thought it was the coolest thing ever.

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    It was a bit much... I couldn't figure out what they were trying to prove with that shit. It didn't even look cool.

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    It was totally stupid. What a ridiculous prank
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    I knew it was green screen - the Will.I.Am interview was even more pathetic looking.

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    Why even bother? I caught it on TDS, and it looked like crap anyway! Don't they have enough shit flying around the screen?

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    Saw that on Ellen, made me laugh my ass off. How lame! It was straight out of 1982.

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