As technology has progressed drastically how can the television production stay behind? Because of these changes, the Television studios, DC now are able to save much more money on set. That’s not all, there are flexible options for changing the backgrounds and arranging different sets for each shot. It might seem that the virtual studio technology has some drawbacks, but the benefits it comes with offset these weak points.
The foundation of the TV virtual studio technology recording is Chroma Key Technology. It is a process by which two frames or images are combined together by removing the color ranges of the images. The common colors used include green and blue. You would know it well that blue screen and green screen are the core of the virtual studio technology.
This concept was present from decades. It was being used by many of the news channels for weather broadcasting where the weather map used to be displayed and there was a background which made the audience see the images combined together and the screen was hidden from them.
Trends today have been changed. The television studios are now using the green and blue screen too. They are shooting a number of scenes at the same time due to which they are able to save much money. This also helped them in increasing the production options. The actors act in front of these colored screens. The technical staff makes changes by doing alterations in the background. The visual setting are used which enable one to record a single shot at different locations. There is no need to be actually in Egypt to shoot the scene. The visual settings of Egypt can be used and it will actually feel as if the scene is shot in Egypt. That’s the whole trick of technology and this is a revolution in the filming industry indeed.
This technology is beneficial in many ways but one major drawback is that there is limited ability to move the camera and make changes in the zoom. If the camera will be moved, then the cameramen and the director will have to reposition the spatial references. As images are blended together, this may cause distortion or blur the whole thing. If the technology is managed by experts then such errors can be minimized however. They will know how and when to focus and so the chances of error will be less. When I needed technical and artistic assistance I hired the services of Bella Faccia, the best television studios DC.