If all weather segments looked like this, I’d watch all of them. In this insane augmented video, we see Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel, explain the anatomy of a tornado. The 3D graphics are overlayed on top of the standard video layer and with some strategic planning, pulls off a great effect.
Having the presenter descriptions integrated with the visual presentation is a great way to explain a fairly complex subject matter. When that subject matter is something like a tornado, obviously it’s not possible to have the explanation done live in the field.
The step-by-step walk through really helps viewers understand the elements that make up a storm that creates tornados and seeing them overlayed compared to cut-aways has a stark effect on the resulting explanation.
There’s a lot of work that goes into creating something like this, so don’t expect it everywhere, but it’s great to see people pushing technology, especially the camera tracking to pull of a neat effect like this.
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