Monday, November 03, 2008

New bells and whistles to be debuted on Election Night.

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From MediaBistro:

A tipster sent along an internal memo from NBC News which gives us a sneak peak at how NBC will use the HD "wings" on either side of the screen Tuesday night. The wings will accommodate a list of states and their electoral votes & poll closing times, and later in the night, the vote for president and the votes for congressional races.
And over at CNN... holograms.
CNN will have 44 cameras and 20 computers in each remote location to capture 360-degree imaging data of the person being interviewed. Images are processed and projected by computers and cameras in New York. There'll also be plasma TVs in Chicago and Phoenix that will let the people being interviewed see Blitzer and other CNN correspondents. Bohrman says the network can project two different views from each city so Blitzer can appear to be in the studio with two holograms.