Mysore's own news channel at Suvarna Manasa!

Exhibition: For news buffs, EMMRC has many surprises

Given an opportunity, the interested brains, especially general public, will definitely make a beeline into the studio. And, that’s what is happening at Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC) of University of Mysore.

The centre has converted a tad big hall into a newsroom, as part of the ongoing ‘Suvarna Manasa Expo 2011’, at Manasagangothri campus.

The exhibition is organised as part of the 50th year celebrations of the good old campus.
Aptly named ‘news room’, it gives the visitor a glimpse of the set up with a newscaster facing the camera.

With women making their presence felt in almost all the fields, media is not an exception.
Here too, at the newsroom, two girl students help you with the minute details, besides donning the roles of newscaster and cameraman, on request.

Brainchild

EMMRC Director Dr A Balasubramanyan, the brain behind the concept told Deccan Herald, he placed a computer screen in a reverse direction in front of a mirror to create a Teleprompter (device used at present to read the text seeing directly at the camera) making the facility complete.

For those having a taste for other technologies, a  photo sketch convert gives you a feel of swiftness- it takes a split second to show your photograph captured in the web camera, convert into contour.

Move a bit further, you have ‘photo shine’ literally meaning numerous photoframes with neatly worked out designs readily available, followed by ‘funmorph’.

Just place the curser and drag the photo according to your whims and fancies giving it a funny look for ‘fun morph’.

Other interesting exhibits are ‘PTZ’ camera- P-pan, T-tilt and Z-zoom, ‘Mysore marvels’ a slide show of the history of Mysore produced by EMMRC, multi-channel mixer, gramophone to name a few.

The studio too is kept opened, and it will sure answer most of your related queries. The exhibition will remain open up to February 24, between 2 pm and 8 pm.

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