NBC: The Thin Yellow Line

A nice report on “how does the yellow line appear on football fields in TV” is shown below at FANDOME. The company doing it is called SportsMedia. They use a combination of tracking systems, pipe it through the camera’s 2nd audio channel to their computers and have two operators for adjusting the line’s position and controlling the chroma keying for […]

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New Year, New Goggles

Hi all, happy new year! Let’s see what 2009 can do for us and our augmented reality expectations. The newest piece of gadgetymagics is the Wrap 920AV from Vuzix. These see-through glasses promise a 60 inch screen experience (from 9 feet distance) and come with stereo sound in a sporty

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AR goes live TV

Frankly, AR is nothing too new in live television. The good old blue screen is already a basic form of AR. But truely, it’s getting better with free camera movements and without the need for blue or green screens in the back (although the host still has to squint outside the camera to see the composed image on an additional […]

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cool cats don’t have to buy goggles

Alright, another fun application and a virtual wardrobe! Ray-Ban built a neat application you can download from their website: “virtual mirror”. This youtube video shows the idea ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvQVSHGam5A ). To help the tracking you have to pinpoint some 8 features of your face and then the latest models of Ray-Ban shades jump to your eyes. Tracking is not too […]

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USE! YOUR! IMAGINATION!

Well, this his highly necessary, since the prototype of maximum-hype-company tonchidot is not really there yet. So far everybody has seen the Super Mario soundtracked video on youtube, where they use an iPhone to tag the real world in an AR style. But tracking is poor and the prototype with the nice idea does not give any clues how far […]

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Virtual Worlds Panel

During the Virtual Worlds conference in Los Angeles, there was one panel on augmented reality. For those of you who couldn’t make it (like me, grrr) can take a 1-hour-glance at the whole presentation on Roo Reynolds website. Now running is the ISMAR08 in Cambridge this time. I hope we will get some fresh information on new prototypes, ideas and […]

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