of talk: "TBA"
Televirtual, is a UK based VR company founded
by Tim Child. They launched the world's first computerised
TV presenter! The newsreader was modelled on Andrea Catherwood,
a UK Channel 5 personality, and has been given the name 'Vandrea'.
[Information from VRNews
Additionally, Meet Vince the fish, television's
oddest DJ. Vince is a realtime virtual TV programme host,
and features the first technology marriage between Mask VR
and Babel 2 lips from Babel Technologies in Belgium.
[Information from televirtual.com].
Title of talk: "Virtual
Studios and beyond"
The integration of real and virtual
scene elements has been a feature of TV production for many
decades. However, severe constraints are usually placed
on what is possible, for example by forcing the camera to
remain fixed. In recent years, systems have been developed
to overcome many of these limitations. This talk will review
the technological developments that have made these advances
possible, and show examples of how they are being applied
in today's TV production. Current research is looking at
pushing the technology further, to support applications
such as immersive TV. Some of this work will be discussed.
A Virtual Studio, whether working in 2D or 3D, is covered
with a chroma-key material, a suitable lighting rig and technical
equipment for combining the real action with the virtual scenery.
The scenery can be totally computer generated in real-time,
pre-rendered or normal video...
The BBC has developed an alternative to blue screen which
uses a specially developed, neutral coloured material for
the cyclorama combined with a low intensity key light around
the camera lens. [Information from BBC
Title of talk: "The
challenge of software development for games"
Infogrames has always been in the business
of creating new worlds. Whether real or imaginary, these worlds
have been brought alive by the experience of video gaming....
Entertainment is the key to Infogrames products but a big
part of Infogrames' philosophy is that all of our games should
give something else to the consumer.
[Information from Infogrames