• WNBC Skyline

    WNBC Skyline

  • WNBC Main Set

    WNBC Main Set

  • WNBC Franchise

    WNBC Franchise

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A 26′ x 7′ seamless, concave, projection screen with a 3900 x 768 pixel image of New York City is the main set element for News Channel 4′s six and eleven o’clock news. To achieve a panoramic effect, a single piece,.57 gain rear projection screen material was used.

The challenge of creating a single 26′ x 7′ high-resolution scene lies in the critical edge blending and precision curving of four projector images to create one seamless video backdrop. The geometry of these large images had
to be corrected to eliminate key stoning and other distortions. The four synchronized real-time images are stored and played back from a multi channel hard drive player.