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Hatton Cross2,142 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
New F1 season. Points to note..
Sky Sports F1 still using the old style on screen captions. All upper case lettering. Must make this the only sport not to use the 'corporate' house style lower case astons.

Minor refresh for the FOM world feed graphics.
Slightly more silver and beveled effect in the F1 logo replay wipe.

Individual live lap sector progress 'squares' in the timing clock graphic, similar to how Dorna have been showing lap progress in MotoGP for years, have now turned up. Grey for no progress, green for best personal time, purple for best overall time.

One other amusing aspect with the new wider bodied cars for this season. The close up head-on shots make them look like it's a 4:3 picture stretched into a 16:9 aspect!
ITV "Occasionally it gives us something good, but for the most part, it is pathetic and puerile". Lord Taylor, House Of Commons, 1959.
rdd2,556 posts since 21 Jun 2001
New F1 season. Points to note..
Sky Sports F1 still using the old style on screen captions. All upper case lettering. Must make this the only sport not to use the 'corporate' house style lower case astons.



Although it's season is now over and won't be back till September, the NFL on Sky Sports was still using the uppercase graphics too this season gone.
Hatton Cross2,142 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Thanks for the HD/UHD comparision screengrab.

You know, apart from the left hand tower (how I hope FOM use that for the race instead of that stupid full width bottom of the screen strap) being smaller, as you pointed out - the rest of the picture (even for allowing of compression of the Jpeg, and viewing it on PC monitor) in the UHD picture grab, looks in no way '4 times sharper and clearer than HD' as burbled in the Sky Q advertising. The HD/UHD grabs look identical.
ITV "Occasionally it gives us something good, but for the most part, it is pathetic and puerile". Lord Taylor, House Of Commons, 1959.
DVB Cornwall6,605 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
I'm intrigued as to how this 4K spin is being produced. Surely they're not flying out to all races full 4K OB units are they? Is the infrastructure in place at the circuits to handle it?

I get the feeling that a lot of it will be upscaled HD presented on the UHD channel.

Anyone any evidence one way or the other?
Neil Jones3,413 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
The world feed for the practice sessions is apparently UHD as would be the qualifying and the main race but the rest of it (the links and the VT inserts and what not that Sky do) apparently isn't or won't be.

Oh and a poster on Avforums said the two practice sessions recorded in UHD takes up 75Gb of space on the Sky Q box. No wonder they come with 2Tb hard drives.
mromega1,088 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Thanks for the HD/UHD comparision screengrab.

You know, apart from the left hand tower (how I hope FOM use that for the race instead of that stupid full width bottom of the screen strap) being smaller, as you pointed out - the rest of the picture (even for allowing of compression of the Jpeg, and viewing it on PC monitor) in the UHD picture grab, looks in no way '4 times sharper and clearer than HD' as burbled in the Sky Q advertising. The HD/UHD grabs look identical.


Because the image is from an onboard camera which is still upscaled HD.

All trackside wired cameras are UHD and you can easily see the difference. All the RF cameras are upscaled HD.
fusionlad1,990 posts since 6 Sep 2001
Westcountry Spotlight
I should have pointed out the 'screen grabs' were just pics taken of my TV on my smart phone, so it would be difficult to demonstrate the quality of the pictures broadcast.

The fixed camera picture quality was superb, and you can tell the onboard shots and even the helicopter shots were upscaled. I read somewhere this will be addressed next year.