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DP
D.Page
I watched this on BBC2 HD and it looked great. It's good to see Garden back with the original music. As nature intended! Very Happy


I agree, good to have it back on Network. I have to admit, though, I'm a fan of the version 2 soundtrack more ...it's natural for nature to evolve Very Happy
DP
D.Page
IF Scotland used this well, Is it possible there used it yesterday for the Beechgrove garden?


It almost certainly was Scotland who were first to air its reinstatement. I've been capturing every BBC2 Network junction for weeks and it definitely was not used before The A to Z of TV Gardening, very early in the mornings.

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Used this morning on Network leading into The A to Z of TV Gardening.
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CY
cylon6
IF Scotland used this well, Is it possible there used it yesterday for the Beechgrove garden?


It almost certainly was Scotland who were first to air its reinstatement. I've been capturing every BBC2 Network junction for weeks and it definitely was not used before The A to Z of TV Gardening, very early in the mornings.

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Used this morning on Network leading into The A to Z of TV Gardening.

Which just shows what we've all said for years. Keep the idents from 1991-2001 and just add to the set.

I personally think that if you launch a new ident package it should be with around 40, a different one for every junction.
CY
cylon6
I watched this on BBC2 HD and it looked great. It's good to see Garden back with the original music. As nature intended! Very Happy


I agree, good to have it back on Network. I have to admit, though, I'm a fan of the version 2 soundtrack more ...it's natural for nature to evolve Very Happy

Don't know why they didn't just use both variants at the time.
DP
D.Page
IF Scotland used this well, Is it possible there used it yesterday for the Beechgrove garden?


It almost certainly was Scotland who were first to air its reinstatement. I've been capturing every BBC2 Network junction for weeks and it definitely was not used before The A to Z of TV Gardening, very early in the mornings.

edit.
Used this morning on Network leading into The A to Z of TV Gardening.

Which just shows what we've all said for years. Keep the idents from 1991-2001 and just add to the set.

I personally think that if you launch a new ident package it should be with around 40, a different one for every junction.


There's no reason for Network not to add more now, as Garden (with its picture quality, in my opinion, nowhere near good enough for use on a HD channel) passing the BBC's internal compliance stage and, therefore, allowed onto BBC2 HD for use on air.
JO
Jonny
the BBC's internal compliance stage


lol.

As an aside, was it not only ever speculation on here that the reason for the limited network set was unsuitability for HD*? The only insider info posted on the matter was that they wanted "idents where the "2" is active, not passive", which ruled out quite a lot.

This was seemingly relaxed with the introduction of Silk as the serious/generic ident.

*and if you look at the appalling quality the increasingly seen next menus are broadcast in, you'll forgive me for thinking this was not a factor.
MM
MMcG198
I agree, good to have it back on Network. I have to admit, though, I'm a fan of the version 2 soundtrack more ...it's natural for nature to evolve Very Happy


This is almost certainly a copy of the 2001 version of the ident (which incidentally was titled 'Gardening') which was simply a 16:9 version of the 4:3 original from 1991 - hence why it includes the original soundtrack and looks rather poor in HD.
DP
D.Page
I agree, good to have it back on Network. I have to admit, though, I'm a fan of the version 2 soundtrack more ...it's natural for nature to evolve Very Happy


This is almost certainly a copy of the 2001 version of the ident (which incidentally was titled 'Gardening') which was simply a 16:9 version of the 4:3 original from 1991 - hence why it includes the original soundtrack and looks rather poor in HD.


However, the simple cropping does not explain the extent of the wobbly picture instability one can see when looking closely at the bricks, hence why I thought it might be via an analogue tape format never designed or accepted for broadcast use (in any other application other than Electronic News Gathering) such as BetaSP, or even Hi-band U-matic
MM
MMcG198
However, the simple cropping does not explain the extent of the wobbly picture instability one can see when looking closely at the bricks, hence why I thought it might be via an analogue tape format never designed or accepted for broadcast use (in any other application other than Electronic News Gathering) such as BetaSP, or even Hi-band U-matic


I've always believed that some sort of 'effect' had been added to the footage - to make the timelapse look a bit more authentic. It's also apparent on the 2001 version. I suspect this is only really becoming apparent now for you because it shows up more on HD transmission. It would probably have been more difficult to spot on SD transmission.
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A former member
Jimi: All Is by My Side is on tonight at 9.45pm, is there a chance this will have that arts type idents? I never been lucky yet Very Happy
DP
D.Page
End board for BBC2 NI 'Made in NI' Series 2 trail:

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A former member
Jimi: All Is by My Side is on tonight at 9.45pm, is there a chance this will have that arts type idents? I never been lucky yet Very Happy

I think that would be a near certainty. I'm seeking a longer version of one of the two, having a full length recording of the other.

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