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noggin14,632 posts since 26 Jun 2001


Studio 14: Being used temporarily (started yesterday). Will still be used for Inside Story, Counting the Cost, and Planet SOS.

Studio 12: this studio has been out of commission for a while. Formerly used for Inside Story and Counting the Cost a few years ago. It's being turned into a virtual studio... similar to ITV News and BBC News’ Studio A, where only the desk is real (in fact, it's the one from Studio 11) but everything else is virtual. It will LOOK like Studio 11.

This will be used until the real Studio 11 is done, with Studio 14 as a backup.

Although there will we new graphics and visual packages, I’m not sure if the AJE music will be updated or refreshed. I quite like the music as it is, to be honest.


Am I understanding correctly that the new look will be premiered, then, as a ‘temporary’ virtual studio first? That’s fairly unusual isn’t it – usually it’s a temporary studio with the OLD look, not the new one. Of course, I’m quite possibly reading this wrong – in which case, apologies.


Doesn't the above post say the VR studio will be using the desk from Studio 11? That sounds to me like the VR studio will be emulating the old/current look?
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JamesWorldNews8,361 posts since 22 Aug 2004
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To clarify: as Noggin points out, VR studio will emulate the current (now being rebuilt) Studio 11 set, with the current newswall and catwalk laid-in in VR. Only the desk is a "real" fixture (and it's the desk that was originally in Studio 11).

The brand-new look will launch in Jan 2020 from the rebuilt Studio 11, feat new newsroom, set, newswall, desks, graphics AND tweaked music.
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Justin399 posts since 9 Oct 2014
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Kamahl Santamaria is posting some great BTS pictures on his Twitter. Last bulletin from Studio 11 and a first look at the temporary set.







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Charles583 posts since 11 Nov 2009
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Hah! It's definitely close but perhaps the key is set sensitive enough that her teal pantsuit didn't get caught up in it. Maybe they deliberately had her wear that to test the limits of it? Nonetheless, they're definitely in the virtual set. Only those two shots were used, and you can see the spill in the desk reflection.
Rkolsen2,927 posts since 20 Jan 2014
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Forgive what is probably a really stupid question: but how come Martine is wearing (off) green in a green screen room??

Or do I need to check for colour blindness, Charles? Lol.

I believe a lot of keyers today can determine the chroma green versus what’s on clothes. No one on TV would wear chroma green on air unless it’s for a stupid Halloween joke where they wear chroma green fabric to be headless.
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noggin14,632 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Looks to be a very basic virtual setup — no tracked movements in three-dimensional space. Just a basic background chroma key.


There is more than a basic chroma key going on there - as there are background reflections in the desk that match a realistic desk reflection of the background (rather than seeing more of the background cut through the desk)

Either the backings have all been designed statically but with built in desk reflections that demand precise camera framing - or there is more than just basic chroma key going on.
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Justin399 posts since 9 Oct 2014
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Looks to be a very basic virtual setup — no tracked movements in three-dimensional space. Just a basic background chroma key.


There is more than a basic chroma key going on there - as there are background reflections in the desk that match a realistic desk reflection of the background (rather than seeing more of the background cut through the desk)

Either the backings have all been designed statically but with built in desk reflections that demand precise camera framing - or there is more than just basic chroma key going on.

+1, you're right. Some tracked camera movements have appeared in the TOTHs.

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