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skyviewer1,444 posts since 9 Feb 2011
When did France 24 revamp their lower thirds?


Unsure, however I noticed them today. I have to say, they are awful. The previous ones were among my favourite from the international news channels, they were very modern and clean. These new ones seem intrusive and the gradients aren't smooth, they're too brash and tacky.


Indeed , I was shocked when I tuned in to France 24 on 12.4.2012 ( this was the day when they changed the lower third graphics). I really don't understand such a decision of replacing good graphics by messy ones. The graphics used from january 2011 were a lot slicker and modern and the nice animation of the current show has now also been removed.
Last edited by skyviewer on 15 April 2012 12:00am - 3 times in total
Joshua2,932 posts since 9 Jul 2005
The French elections are fast approaching, with the first round taking place tomorrow.

Both national broadcasters TF1 and France 2 are beginning their coverage at 18:45.

Here is a photo of France 2's election set, I think everyone will agree, it is amazing! A clever piece of virtual reality with the skyline above. A brilliant set!
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Courtesy of @oliviersiou1
WW Update3,560 posts since 6 Feb 2007
That looks great, can't say what's real and what not.

I think this will help with that, ginnyfan!

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The shot of the Elysee Palace is basically a huge video wall.


Thanks for this great photo!

I have a technical question: I always thought that a CSO/Chromakey background was necessary for virtual elements to be seamlessly combined with the real elements. In other words, sets usually have green or blue screens in areas where the virtual elements need to be inserted. That doesn't appear to be the case here, yet there is still a clearly defined border between the Elysee Palace video wall and the virtual sky in Joshua's first pic. How do they do that?
cityprod1,252 posts since 3 Oct 2005
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That looks great, can't say what's real and what not.

I think this will help with that, ginnyfan!

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The shot of the Elysee Palace is basically a huge video wall.


Thanks for this great photo!

I have a technical question: I always thought that a CSO/Chromakey background was necessary for virtual elements to be seamlessly combined with the real elements. In other words, sets usually have green or blue screens in areas where the virtual elements need to be inserted. That doesn't appear to be the case here, yet there is still a clearly defined border between the Elysee Palace video wall and the virtual sky in Joshua's first pic. How do they do that?


That certainly wasn't the case with the 1999 ITV News studio. The title elements at the top of the studio were virtual, but the rest certainly wasn't. It was almost like a split screen effect, and I suspect this is the same.