CBC News Toronto’s election coverage marked a couple innovative milestones last Monday. They inaugurated an application that allows a host to control on screen graphics themselves, instead of having the control room do it. And they marked the first use of the immersive graphics at the CBC.The first innovation allows the host to control the graphics presentation via an iPad in real-time. “We were the first station in North America to the app on air,” Allan Giacomelli, a senior character generator at the Toronto Production Centre, said. “Usually the control room controls the graphics, now the anchor can control them.”“It allows the host to tell the story they way they want,” Giacomelli said from his development lab. As you can see in the video above, they also rolled out immersive graphics, which allows graphic elements to be layered onto a set.“The next step is to integrate more technology into the newscasts,” Giacomelli said, “we have a lot of innovative ideas that we are planning to try for the next federal election.”From CBC Website http://bit.ly/a06SL0
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