I'll post this here, as the main ITV thread is moving far too fast for anyone to take notice. A couple of people have mentioned that this new set is "virtual within virtual". Can anyone explain what that means?
It's in reference to the Lightwell virtual backdrop. Usually they'd be displayed on some sort of screen in in a physical set, but here they're incorporated as a secondary virtual layer.
I have to say I really like the bones of the design, very Scandinavian and a refreshing change in direction for ITV News. Though virtual sets which could easily be replicated in reality are a real bug bear of mine, I think imitating reality rather than embracing the potential of VR often creates an air of cheapness. Though I will of course reserve judgement until it's seen on air.