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September 21, 2009
Wrangling Google Earth into submission: Part II

In our second installment of our Worldfocus Google Earth tips, I’d like to demonstrate another workaround that helped us zoom in on a given region more effectively.

If you’ve ever tried to zoom in from a very high to a very low altitude on Google Earth,  you will have noticed that it takes a while to process the zoom and adjust the resolution.  In addition, on the broadcast we use color overlays on our wide views of countries, which we don’t need when we zoom in close on a city.

You can see the problem in this zoom of the island of Capri, off the coast of Naples, Italy:

A nice way we found to work around this was to create two maps: one of the wider view, and one of the close-up.

Once I export these two map moves, I bring them both into Final Cut Pro and dissolve them together. Take a look at this zoom into the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin:

– Channtal Fleischfresser

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