I’m curious if any of you have seen this before. KNBC on Thursday had their primary anchors on site commemorating the one year anniversary of the Borderline Bar and Grill mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, CA
. They fed their primary anchor feed back to the station as a single full frame 1920x1080, however a secondary satellite feed had this:
This feed had a cutaway shot along with a reporter standup. As you can see it’s two 960x1080 video feeds, which are cut in half and resized for air. Apparently on air they look like it’s a full 1920x1080i frame without issue and KNBC has done this before. This comes from a friend of mine, blizzard59 over at TVNewsTalk. He has a satellite receiver that can pick up the various backhauls that are unencrypted and never seen it done elsewhere.
I assume they are probably setup that way as most satellite trucks built have two paths out and at a memorial event parking maybe tight or restricted to bringing a second truck in.
So I am curious has this appeared in the UK or elsewhere? Is this some compression technique brought up by satellite encoders where a two 1920x1080 feeds are encoded together and decodes to two outputs?
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