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Most simultaneous broadcasts of a Pepper's Ghost illusion

Record Text: The most simultaneous broadcasts of a Pepper's Ghost illusion is 53 by Raj Kasu Reddy and Mani Shankar of Nchant3D (India), who brought a live 55-minute electoral speech by Narendra Damodardas Modi, chief minister of the Indian state of Gujarat, to the 53 locations scattered across 26 cities in Gujarat, India, on 10 December 2012.

Further Information: The audience was estimated at 10,000 to 30,000 per location, but no officially verified figures are available. Media reports gave the cost for the event at 50 million rupees (£569,000; US$914,000; €697,000).

Pepper's ghost is an illusionary technique that uses plate glass and special lighting techniques to create illusionary effects. It is named after John Henry Pepper, who popularized it. The high-definition video projection system used in Gujarat events is commercialised as Musion Eyeliner by Musion Systems, UK, and allows moving images to appear within a live stage setting based on the old Pepper’s ghost stage illusion. A thin metalized film is placed across the front of the stage at an angle of 45 degrees towards the audience; recessed below the screen is a bright image supplied by an LED screen or powerful projector. When viewed from the audience's perspective, the reflected images appear to be on the stage. The system is intended to create the illusion of life-size, full colour, 3D moving images. It consists of a flat, two-dimensional image that produces the illusion of being three-dimensional and suspended in free space.