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Visual Effects Society Handbook by Susan Zwerman, Susan Zwerman, Jeffrey A. Okun

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OTHER WORKFLOW CONSIDERATIONS

VIRTUAL STUDIO TECHNOLOGY

Dan Novy

Virtual studio is a term that describes a loose collection of technologies used to achieve real-time mixing of live-action foreground elements with a chosen background—real or created inside a computer. The technology is used currently for newscasting, entertainment news shows, and children’s broadcasting. It is a way of creating much grander backgrounds than can physically be built on the budget available. Additionally, it has been used on film sets to help the director and director of photography (DP) set the shots for scenes that will take place in a virtual background. Regardless of the system used, all virtual studios capture, process, mix, and render the final output ...

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