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ETP26 posts since 22 Nov 2010
Think 1991-2002 clock, blurred ident with box lower left.


I believe that's correct. However, the logo box wasn't positioned correctly on the graphic and I believe this unfortunate flaw played a part in the clock being pulled.
deejay2,475 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Central (South) Oxford
It was more or less the same as the static still from Caopeira (never could spell that) that was used for the Queen Mum's death. It had the same clock as used for the baloons keyed over it. It was on the vision mixer for launch because I seem to remember News expressing reservations about being introduced over some pictures of some people dancing about. Sensible reservations IMO! Anyway, Marketing won and the clock never got to air. It was taken off the vision mixer soon after that I think.
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chris3,976 posts since 6 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
I seem to remember News expressing reservations about being introduced over some pictures of some people dancing about.


So instead they decided to just have the people dancing about instead. Great move.

Looking back at old clips, the clock gave a much smoother introduction to the news, particularly since regionally produced idents into the news. I always feel, at least in the North West, we crash into it, either hearing a bit of London's ident, missing a bit of the thunderclap, or having a few seconds of silence after the ident. A silent clock is not only more suited but provides a smoother transition.
Mike W4,534 posts since 30 Apr 2006
I seem to remember News expressing reservations about being introduced over some pictures of some people dancing about.


So instead they decided to just have the people dancing about instead. Great move.

Looking back at old clips, the clock gave a much smoother introduction to the news, particularly since regionally produced idents into the news. I always feel, at least in the North West, we crash into it, either hearing a bit of London's ident, missing a bit of the thunderclap, or having a few seconds of silence after the ident. A silent clock is not only more suited but provides a smoother transition.


BBC Midlands seem pretty dead on regarding idents these days. We rarely hear network and rarely miss thunderclaps. I miss little technical niggles like that!

ISTR seeing a BBC 1 Clock in the current style at a major BBC Centre, not used though!
There was also TV Mercia's mock for 2006 too!
WillPS
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I seem to remember News expressing reservations about being introduced over some pictures of some people dancing about.


So instead they decided to just have the people dancing about instead. Great move.

Looking back at old clips, the clock gave a much smoother introduction to the news, particularly since regionally produced idents into the news. I always feel, at least in the North West, we crash into it, either hearing a bit of London's ident, missing a bit of the thunderclap, or having a few seconds of silence after the ident. A silent clock is not only more suited but provides a smoother transition.


BBC Midlands seem pretty dead on regarding idents these days. We rarely hear network and rarely miss thunderclaps. I miss little technical niggles like that!

ISTR seeing a BBC 1 Clock in the current style at a major BBC Centre, not used though!
There was also TV Mercia's mock for 2006 too!


That mock foxed me!

So there is still a clock generator with a current-pres image on? Love to see that.

What is the technical reasoning behind the clock's demise? Something to do with different STBs introducing a different delay? Surely that delay could only be +/- a second or so?
Neil Jones3,414 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today

What is the technical reasoning behind the clock's demise? Something to do with different STBs introducing a different delay? Surely that delay could only be +/- a second or so?


The delays are different on each platform.
An analogue transmission isn't unknown to be the best part of three or four seconds ahead of a digital signal.
The STB itself isn't the issue.
deejay2,475 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Central (South) Oxford
I seem to remember News expressing reservations about being introduced over some pictures of some people dancing about.


So instead they decided to just have the people dancing about instead. Great move.

Looking back at old clips, the clock gave a much smoother introduction to the news, particularly since regionally produced idents into the news. I always feel, at least in the North West, we crash into it, either hearing a bit of London's ident, missing a bit of the thunderclap, or having a few seconds of silence after the ident. A silent clock is not only more suited but provides a smoother transition.


BBC Midlands seem pretty dead on regarding idents these days. We rarely hear network and rarely miss thunderclaps. I miss little technical niggles like that!

ISTR seeing a BBC 1 Clock in the current style at a major BBC Centre, not used though!
There was also TV Mercia's mock for 2006 too!


There isn't an official BBC 1 Clock in the current style and Red Bee Media do not have one on their desk. That's not to say it's not difficult to make one up though Smile In fact, I've done one myself... Smile
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VMPhil7,043 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
I seem to remember News expressing reservations about being introduced over some pictures of some people dancing about.


So instead they decided to just have the people dancing about instead. Great move.

Looking back at old clips, the clock gave a much smoother introduction to the news, particularly since regionally produced idents into the news. I always feel, at least in the North West, we crash into it, either hearing a bit of London's ident, missing a bit of the thunderclap, or having a few seconds of silence after the ident. A silent clock is not only more suited but provides a smoother transition.


BBC Midlands seem pretty dead on regarding idents these days. We rarely hear network and rarely miss thunderclaps. I miss little technical niggles like that!

ISTR seeing a BBC 1 Clock in the current style at a major BBC Centre, not used though!
There was also TV Mercia's mock for 2006 too!


That mock foxed me!

Are we talking about this particular mock?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNNSVyf2444

That is very good indeed, not sure how it would actually work in practice though (as in, keying in and transitioning it like in the mock, of which I know nothing about)