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dosxuk4,267 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
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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No reflections in that desk! Where have his legs gone?!
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Charles583 posts since 11 Nov 2009
BBC World News
Interesting they've gone to the effort of recreating the redundant plinth. I know it used to have a smaller version of the main desk on it - but was it ever used for anything?


It was originally used for Counting the Cost. The desk was skewed at an angle with white lighting. I thought it looked really nice.



I remember an insider posting on here (or perhaps it was on another site) years ago that they originally planned to also use that desk for Inside Story with it spun all the way around for a newsroom backdrop. I don't think they ever did, and they actually used a very convincing key for the newsroom/control room backdrop in the first few years of the show.

There also was a presentation area in the mezzanine. It was used briefly for headlines early on, as well as Sportsworld, which was eventually canceled after a few years.

JamesWorldNews8,360 posts since 22 Aug 2004
STV Central BBC World News
New panel show from AJ's DC studios, "The Bottom Line" hosted by Steve Clemons.



Interesting graphics being used for names. None of the normal lower-thirds feature at all other than the bug and ticker.


That’s a nice desk and backdrop. Doha could do worse than to replicate that.
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noggin14,632 posts since 26 Jun 2001

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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No reflections in that desk! Where have his legs gone?!


I've seen other shots where I could have sworn there were environment reflections in the desk (not just physical reflections)