Watch: Anchor scrambles for cover as Cyclone Amphan 'hits studio', courtesy of augmented reality
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Watch: Anchor scrambles for cover as Cyclone Amphan 'hits studio', courtesy of augmented reality

The Kerala-based news channel, 24 News, often uses AR in its reports.

By NL Team

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Ever seen a cyclone rip through a studio, shattering glass as the anchor runs for cover?

If you've ever wanted to, Kerala-based 24 News satisfied that very specific urge on May 19 in its coverage of Cyclone Amphan.

The report starts off quietly enough, with anchor Arun Kumar explaining that this is the strongest cyclone since 1999. "Even though its name is given by Thailand, all the damage will happen in India and Bangladesh," he says.

At the 3.34 mark on the video, the storm hits.

But 24 News has a reputation for using augmented reality to support its reporting. Here's a report from earlier this month on how to transport migrant workers back home during the lockdown. The anchor reports from next to a helicopter before climbing into it and flying away.

Or this reporter taking a little trip in a plane while reporting on provisions made for non-resident Indians.

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