After working whole night on a project I thought of getting refreshed and was checking Youtube. Suddenly one of my colleague passed me few links and asked to check out the videos.
It was a video of an old interview but I noticed that some of the people they were interviewing in their studio looked a bit eerie. They had a light beam beam surrounding them and sometimes their quick movement looked fuzzy, as in a video streaming over internet. I got interested and started paying attention, then they said it was a holographic interview they were conducting. I was surprised, it all looked so perfect, the quality & detailing were maybe not perfect but so good. Have a look at the video to see for yourself.
It’s like watching scenes from a sci-fi movie like Star Wars. I got curious to know how it’s done & what all has been happening in holographic technology and found out that this was actually the first time 3-D holographic technology was being used & CNN had launched it only for the big election night.
The details on the technology are not yet available other than what US Today reported,
“CNN will have 44 cameras and 20 computers in each remote location to capture 360-degree imaging data of the person being interviewed. Images are processed and projected by computers and cameras in New York. There’ll also be plasma TVs in Chicago and Phoenix that will let the people being interviewed see Blitzer and other CNN correspondents. Bohrman says the network can project two different views from each city so Blitzer can appear to be in the studio with two holograms.”
The win of Obama after a tech savvy campaign, a flying car being made by Ferrari & 3-D hologram technology to interview people live. What an year of new trends & technology it has been so far.