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Old July 27th, 2007, 05:53 AM   #1
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Weather Forcast: Maps / Graphics / Effects

I don't know where to post this because it not really has to do with digiztal video, more with TV graphis.

Can someone tell me:
- where I can get wheather maps
- how I do that thing with temperatures flying in and after that the complete thing starts to move (fly-over)
- how I can do a five / seven-day forcast animation with animated clouds and suns.

Thanks
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Old July 29th, 2007, 09:06 PM   #2
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I don't know where to post this because it not really has to do with digiztal video, more with TV graphis.

Can someone tell me:
- where I can get wheather maps
- how I do that thing with temperatures flying in and after that the complete thing starts to move (fly-over)
- how I can do a five / seven-day forcast animation with animated clouds and suns.

Thanks
I can't help you with everything, but try Digitial Juice for some graphics to get your started.

Backgrounds: http://www.digitaljuice.com/products...cts.asp?pid=24

Motion design elements: http://www.digitaljuice.com/products...?cid=1&pvid=11

Transitions: http://www.digitaljuice.com/products...?cid=1&pvid=13

These graphics plus a little creativity should help you composite most of what you need.
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Old July 30th, 2007, 01:25 AM   #3
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Most, if not all the graphics you see on screen during the weather portion of the news come from proprietary hardware and software. It's leased or purchased outright by that particular station for several/tens of thousands of dollars. I know that one TV station here in town, for example, bought a system several years ago that runs on a couple of Silicon Graphics workstations. Unfortunately, I can't remember the exact name of their weather system, but it comes with all its own graphics package- built in. The meteorologist or weather forecaster can come in and basically plug numbers into pre-constructed maps or templates. This probably makes it so that you don't need a graphic-savvy weatherperson, and also so that us production people aren't spending tons of time putting graphics together for the 5, 6, and 10 o'clock news

It wouldn't surprise me if there are more "off-the-shelf" systems out there, but I don't know of any. Another poster recommended Digital Juice, and I would agree with him that a place like that is a good place to start.
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