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AccuWeather provides HD support for weather systems
AccuWeather introduced its CinemaLive HD at NAB2007, offering realistic virtual sets and scenes, live performance on every layer, HD and SD quality and meteorological tools and coaches.
CinemaLive HD combines an advanced 3-D graphics engine with virtual sets, custom-built local landscapes and specially designed HD weather elements to produce realistic local weather segments. To draw viewers into weathercasts, custom-designed 3-D models of local landmarks are available.
CinemaLive HD includes complete virtual sets, ready for on-air use. To complement these graphics, it also imports virtual sets from leading designers, such as Virtualsets.com and Full Mental Jacket.
CinemaLive HD also makes old-fashioned rendering architectures obsolete. It offers live performance on every graphics layer, which makes weather presentations fast to build.
It also offers state-of-the-art mapping technology to automatically and continuously integrate up-to-the-minute warnings and current conditions into ready-for-air graphics.
For more information, visit www.accuweather.com.