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Square Eyes7,758 posts since 31 Mar 2001
I'm not keen. As can often be the case with VR it seems they've gone over the top to create this vast illusion of space. There is no need for that chasm between the sofa area and the 'Welcome Back' screen.

The best use of VR I think is when it's used for compact spaces. Like they did with the World Cup studio and the ITV News studio.
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denton1,051 posts since 4 Jan 2003
I'm all for AR, it can be really useful in cleverly presenting facts and figures, etc... but I have yet to see a VR set that I actually like. I think one of the big problems is when they're created by graphic designers with no experience of, or talent for, set design.
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Jon7,996 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
I’m not a massive fan of the sofa. The ‘telly chairs’ looked a lot slicker. That’s not say they won’t appear on Match of the Day. But I think the sofa probably helps them with the effect.

Back to seats for final score. Although they look different to the usual telly chairs and look like a cheaper Ikea version. They’ve also extended to desk to hide the screens.

There is also a crowd in the stadium now.

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I prefer this studio floor.
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Brekkie32,043 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
One initial impression – if the intention is to appear to be in a stadium, then it’s a shame that stadium is empty on match day. Not that they should people in, but maybe something more abstract would not give the same odd feel.

It's like all the empty newsrooms up across the country.


Looks like it's empty for Focus, a crowd for the 3pm kick-offs then presumably empty and dark for MOTD.

Not sure if the occassionally seen ITV Sport studio is virtual (I'd assume so) but they have a similar idea executed better IMO. Great use though of a small space by the BBC - not perfect but better than most previous efforts.
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Jon7,996 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
I’m pretty sure the ITV Sport set isn’t virtual and uses screens that may be rear projection.

EDIT: https://www.disguise.one/en/showcases/tv-broadcast/itv-sport-studios/

A nice video of how that set works here.



I think the BBC set is a bit more interesting and ultimately there is more they can do with it even if it’s not quite right yet.
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Brekkie32,043 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Mark Clemmit barely raising his eyes from his tablets during his bit. He used to have a touchscreen TV which actually worked quite well and didn't feel like the gimmick it sometimes can.

Have Football Focus and Final Score both had new titles?
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