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noggin14,939 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Ooh - talent have shadow/reflections on the floor that match the VR environment. That's smart. Very smart. (That may mean the chroma key is happening in Viz - so it has access to the key. No idea how it works out talent depth - unless they are on fixed marks) Alex Scott's feet weren't perfect - but it's a major improvement over other VR sets I've seen in handling talent.

Sensibly the desk is on a real physical rostrum (like ITV News)

The keying is very clean - but the studio lighting is very flat and looks very 'soft' and a bit 'house light' with no eye sparkle highlights, and no real visible backlight?

The more I see the more impressed I am with how clean the key is. No 'tell tale' hard edges, and hair is very well handled. (Maybe not having any significant backlight helps this?)

Given that they are in a green box - with green reflected light coming at the talent from all directions, the team have done well to minimise the green spill on faces.
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Critique3,228 posts since 9 Aug 2009
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Why is there no reflection of the studio set in the desk? The sofa and people in the studio are reflecting in it but looks very odd as there's no reflection of the virtual set - considering they've managed to get reflections on the floor this seems strange as one would assume reflecting the virtual set is a lot easier to do?

I don't have any strong feelings about the majority of the new VR set, but the pitch background is too obviously VR to look good, which is a shame. I wonder if MOTD and other programmes from the set will make use of different backdrops? Last year's World Cup studio with the virtual window onto the pitch looked very good.
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Jon8,593 posts since 11 Apr 2005
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I don’t think it looks as nice as the previous set, where you had the best of both worlds with a AR and a really sharp looking physical set. Or even as sharp as the ITV News at Ten set.

Hopefully they’ll tweak it and make it look a lot better.