CNN Uses Holographic Technology to Beam Reporter to Studio

CNN brought all the tricks out of the bag this year during the presidential Election Day. On Tuesday, they “beamed” CNN’s Jessica Yellin to the CNN studios hundreds of miles away and made it appear as though she was in the room talking with Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper.

They called this “Holographic” technology, and in reality it was not. While it was very interesting to watch and will probably be used more in the future by studio’s, it’s far from holographic technology.

This fancy trick involved over 44 HD cameras and nearly 20 computers to produce. The HD cameras shoot at all different angles of the body to produce an entire image of the body, similar to motion pictures like The Matrix. This entire system is hooked up in trailers outside the HQ’s of Obama and McCain.