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ABS-CBN-2 vs GMA-7 (Virtual Presence vs Hologram)

IT PINOYs might have been amazed with how the two major (warring!) networks brought the recent Philippine Automated National Elections yesterday with the use of “virtual presence” and “hologramtechnologies.

in the last days before the election, GMA-7 boasted of it’s expensive set and eventually surprised everyone with it’s hologram effect of reporting (it looked like a scene from star wars!). well, this wasn’t really new as CNN used the same technology in the 2008’s US election and was actually based on a chroma-key technology that’s been taken “to the Nth degree.”
chroma-key is a technique for mixing two images or frames together, in which a color from one image is removed (or made transparent), revealing another image behind it. this technology is commonly used for weather forecast broadcasts, wherein the presenter appears to be standing in front of a large map, but in the studio it is actually a large blue or green background.

ABS-CBN 2 on the other hand used a technology called “virtual presence.” Joel Lamdani, vice president of Orad Hi-Tech Systems Ltd., explained that virtual presence is a feature of an advanced technology called Augmented Reality (AR), which blurs the line between what’s real and what’s computer-generated by enhancing what we see, hear, feel and smell.
unlike GMA-7s hologram, which was taken from an adjacent room, ABS-CBN 2’s virtual presence was taken on a live field report, which was way kewler!!

ABS-CBN 2 also had a gigantic touch screen and a “war room” that looked like those we see in big hollywood movies like “Armageddon” and “Apollo 13.”

like how Comelec succeeded with automating our national elections,  these new innovations are definitely a treat for all IT PINOYs as finally we have these technologies on our local tv’s. thought there’s still more cleanup to do (compared with CNN’s hologram) nonetheless, kudos to both stations for bringing their news reports to the next level – world-class!!!

read more [abs-cbnnews.com]

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  1. y is abs-cbn making a very big deal out of this. is it because pagdating sa news reportage taob cla ng gma at di nla matake na pati sa teknology eh mapantayan cla. ung nagsalita na foreigner kgbi sa tvp is i think from europe wyl ung sa gma is from malaysia(not xur). nahurt cguro dahil umabot pa cla ng europe eh meron naman d2 sa asia at preho lang naman ang knalabasan. wat was important naman and pretty sure u will agree is the news that is being delivered regardless of how high-tech it was delivered…gosh…bitter…so bieber…ahahaha**********************************************************************************ahaha! natawa ako dito to be fair to you..news report ba kamo taob ang abs-cbn? I just noticed lang kasi sa mga GMA7 reporters when they are reporting, it's either walang buhay or exagerated.. walang katikas-tikas, hindi mafeel yung reality sa mga nirereport, not even complete yung information that they are trying to convey. Hindi malinis ang details, hindi ka man lang maattract na makinig, kakahaggard pakinggan..Samantalang sa abs-cbn, hindi pa sila nagsasalita, presence pa lang nila talagang hihintayin mo silang magsalita..yung dating na parang napaka init talaga ng balitang isheshare nila..buong-buo at malinaw ang mga boses, snappy ang dating, hindi yung parang nagmemorize lang ng irereport at sapilitang pinatayo sa harap ng camera para magbalita..Isa pa, obvious na Mr. Mike is just pretending na nakikita niya yung reporter sa mismong studio nila? Try niyo kaya panoorin at tingnan kung saan nakatingin sa Mike Enriquez, hindi lumelevel ni swak sa anggulo ng kausap niya..base sa video sa taas, sa 0:56 if you could noticed sa iba nakatingin si Mr. Severino even si Mr Mike Enriquez. The two were just pretending that they could see each other.***********************************************************************************Apparently some people don't mind being dooped.. Maybe that's the problem with us Filipinos.. Masyado tayong walang pakialam.. Halata nang nandadaya, pinagtatanggol o kinukunsinti natin. Minsan kahit umamin na at nagbitiw na ng \”I am sorry\” patay malisya lang. At least yung GMA na yun nagsorry sa panloloko. Although wala siyang choice natakot na siya sa people power kaya para humupa ng konti tensyon.Haha anyways watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTXF3W9L11s

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  2. GMA pa efek!!!! FAKE NAMAN..end of storyyun nah…nakita nyo ba c mel tianco na kunwari nag \”touchscreen2x\” para xang tangga…hahahaha

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  3. There no such thing of lies and fake. The use of terms only is the mistake. The term Hologram Technology should not be used but the term Hologram Effect. Hologram Technology as yet to be discovered to be used in live television streaming. CNN also has been criticized because of the claiming of Hologram Technology duirng their coverage of 2008 US elections. VIZRT made graphics both for CNN and GMA7. But as i said, only terminology used is the mistake and their is no such thing as lies and fake as bitter rival station is claiming

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  4. There no such thing of lies and fake. The use of terms only is the mistake. The term Hologram Technology should not be used but the term Hologram Effect. Hologram Technology as yet to be discovered to be used in live television streaming. CNN also has been criticized because of the claiming of Hologram Technology duirng their coverage of 2008 US elections. VIZRT made graphics both for CNN and GMA7. But as i said, only terminology used is the mistake and their is no such thing as lies and fake as bitter rival station is claiming***********************************************************************************If as you say that there was just a misunderstanding and the terminologies were just mixed up then please clarify these statements:1. There no such thing of lies and fake. The use of terms only is the mistake.2. CNN also has been criticized because of the claiming of Hologram Technology duirng their coverage of 2008 US elections.3. VIZRT made graphics both for CNN and GMA7.Because it apparently became a blur to me because as you said, 1. CNN commisioned VIZRT to do the so-called hologram. 2. CNN calls it hologram. 3. CNN gets heavily criticized. 4. GMA also hires VIZRT. 5. GMA also calls it hologram. 6. GMA says its a new technology. 7. GMA urges people to even wave their hands.8. GMA gets heavily criticized.So, did I get the wrong message about hologram and waving hands? Because as far as I'm concerned stating it on national television and the waving of hands is kind of implying it as the genuine hologram and not just hologram effect. Plus, if CNN and GMA both hired VIZRT, and CNN gets heavily criticized for it, then GMA must have known that it is in fact just hologram effect from the very beginning. Why still call it just hologram and even urge Noy to wave his hands… Plus yes the Mel Tiangco thing was hilarious!Don't get me wrong I don't hate GMA, I actually love their documentaries, which has depth and heart put in them. But something like this doesn't need protecting. So, I therefore conclude that its either I, and some others, are total fools and needs to go back to grade school and learn the proper meaning of words then get a masteral and doctoral in language, or we are just plain hippocrites.

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  5. First I congratulate ABS-CBN for an admiring, well planned, accurate and high technologically oriented election coverage last May 10 2010. C'mon guys… Let us all admit, Philippines is one the countries to adapt technology in late. But the mere fact that the 2 networks introduce that \”kind\” was a great job for both! But the main issue is that, \”what was the reality behind virtual presence versus hologram that ABS-CBN and GMA used?\” People must understand why IT people or non IT people criticized or even corrected GMA for the terminology since they are trying to give people the \”precise information\” which exist do today.It's not bad to debate such things and it's not even being \”mababaw\” as Filipinos to discussed this kind of issue because this is a big thing! And it's such ashamed if we got being reported by people from other countries for disinformation with regard to the terminology. This one is a very good example for boastful guys, and hope people will learn that before sharing information to others especially in public, please rest assured and have it surely confirmed by not just one IT person but as many as you can to get it accurately. Use world wide web, searched for it and then understand…Expand your knowledge…Okay GMA?

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  6. ibasura na yang ch.2 at ch.7 … dito na tayo sa TV5! Para sa'yo Kapatid! Nag-a-away-away kayo,, for what?!?!?!

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  7. tingnan nyo nalang, ung virtual presence ng abs kita ung reporter pati na rin ung background, what i mean is ung nasa surrounding nya. eh sa gma ung mismong reporter lang ang andun. pagkumparahin nyo

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  8. tingnan nyo nalang, ung virtual presence ng abs kita ung reporter pati na rin ung background, what i mean is ung nasa surrounding nya. eh sa gma ung mismong reporter lang ang andun. pagkumparahin nyo********************************************************************************whats your point? na mas maganda yung ginawa nila kaso nababalot ng kasinungalingan o disinformation? merong smoke effect yung output nung hologram effect nila kasi hindi gaya ng cnn na 30+ cameras ginamit, sila isang camera lang ginamit. ang masama pa imbes na humingi ng pasensya patay malisya lang sila. binago lang yung term. nakihabol pa sa touch screen halatang peke naman. yung sa abs minadali lang pro katotohanan naman.

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  9. congratulations to kapamilya..I hate mike.arikis..lols..kakahiya xa mgbalita walang ethics ata un..umuubo pa..d man lang takpan muna ung bibig bago umubo..kakahiya xa tlga..excuse me poh..ulol..kala ko expresion lang un..un pala totoo pla tlga..bsta his sooo irritating..ang angas pa ampotek..duwag naman..magaling pa sa knya c anthony taberna..bilid ako dun..mtapang un..GMA ang aangas nu..halos araw2 sa balita nu my nadidinig akong no.1 kau lagi,nanalo kau sa gni2 gnyan..pwee..uo kau na no.1..no.1 sa kayabangan..LOLS..GO ABS….

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