A new viral video is going around showcasing the surprising way KBS shoots its fancam videos.
Of course, fancams are loved by netizens as they can see their favorite idols in more detail than a normal performance.
While it is believed that most companies do fancams traditionally with someone recording each member, KBS’s technique has shocked fans. Like most, KBS’s Music Bank is known for its fancams…
It seems like they have a different way of doing it. Japanese station NHK did a special feature on fancams.
The video showed girl group IVE recording a recent performance for their “Baddie” promotions. From the beginning, it showed the importance of technology as the monitors looked precise.
It then showed that each member’s face was inputted into the system to recognize them as they moved around, with it being changed for each performance due to the styling.
It then showed how the AI was then able to follow a certain member with the format of fancams, vertical, and following them on every move. It allows multiple fancams to be created from one shot and with minimal effort.
The OG video was what gained over a million views within a few days. The OP who shared the video pointed out that NHK did a special feature on fancams with IVE, adding, “Technology is amazing, isn’t it.”
— あいはま(2代目) (@izonehamahama) November 18, 2023
In particular, the video was shared on Twitter, and fans couldn’t hide their shock at the revelation, with one fan adding, “The truth of the fancam was AI. I thought it was a very talented cameraman doing his best every time.” It quickly amassed a lot of attention with many agreeing.
— 🍭토와‐サナヨン(キャリー君) (@Once_Towa) November 18, 2023
Fancams are truly one of the most unique parts of K-Pop, and like the rest of the industry, it seems like AI is becoming an even bigger part.