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dosxuk4,204 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Brexitcast - The TV Show

Adding to the list of radio shows on TV:

Nyhetsmorgen (NRK 1/ NRK P2)(https://tv.nrk.no/serie/nyhetsmorgen-tv/2019/NNFA05091319)
Dagsnytt 18 (NRK 2/ NRK P2)(https://tv.nrk.no/serie/dagsnytt-atten-tv/201909/NNFA56091319)

The AM Show (Three, Magic Talk):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34_mksUWhIA

EDIT: Damn you, noggin! Laughing


You missed off many hours of Sheffield Live's output , but then again you wouldn't want to use that as a good example of radio on TV...
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dosxuk4,204 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Noel on Strike

I have a feeling this is the Nickelodeon studios soundstage, as those set pieces look a lot like those from Legends of the Hidden temple, a kids gameshow filming at the time. If so, that entire space is now a theatre for the Blue Man Group live show.


Legends of the Hidden Temple was later shamelessly ripped off by CITV as Jungle Run.


And that other program that should never be remembered...
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dosxuk4,204 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Brexitcast - The TV Show

There was knowingness to This Week’s cringeyness though. The Brexitcast trial feels like it’s trying to hard to be funny when it’s really not and without being very interesting and unlikely to make normal people want to tune in.
You're clearly not a fan. They persistently run themselves down for being geeky and cringey. They're very self aware.

I can't wait for it. Love it.

The only time I’ve consumed Brexitcast is when they did that weird One Show takeover which I can’t really remember. I will watch one of today’s showings and give it a fair run. I was just giving my opinion in regards to how the trail comes across to someone who’s not listened to the podcast.


Probably not much differently to someone who came across a This Week trail but had never watched it.
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dosxuk4,204 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Government to suspend Parliament

I want to know why there's very little mention that this is the same document as was leaked, with the only differences are the redacted bit about fuel shortages and the title being changed from "base case" to "reasonable worst case".

Everyone complains that you can tell a politician is lying because their lips are moving, but if nobody ever publicly calls them out on their lies, nothing will change and people's trust in what is being reported will continental to decrease Mad
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dosxuk4,204 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Sky News | General Discussion

Also, noggin I remember reading a case study that a US based broadcaster tried a split production method, with the vision mixer panels here in the US and the crate back in the U.K. and there was little to no delay difference between switching onsite or remotely. Do you happen to have any insight on that?


You're going to have a lot less latency on your control data than any video feeds, so any delays in switching will be masked.
dosxuk4,204 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

S4C Breakdown 7th September 2019

Why is there any need to make another topic post when we already have numerous topics that are more interesting than this, Curto?


Threads like this are literally the entire point of this forum
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dosxuk4,204 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Government to suspend Parliament

I'd be interested to see whether there are any 'odd' BBC Elstree D bookings in November or early December...

Well, they have access to TC1 again now, so perhaps that's an option unless it's already booked for the 'shiny floor' entertainment shows.


Problem with that is that all the comms facilities needed for a general election show were moved out of TVC and there isn't the space for an adhoc set up.
dosxuk4,204 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Government to suspend Parliament


I was going to say it seems to take 15 seconds for the pan to get into position but IIRC when they did that vote that required suspension it was called and the gap between the Speaker and the clock appearing wasn't anywhere near 15 seconds. But of course the camera probably can move faster than the show-for-effect we see at the end of a session.


Most camera remote systems will re-position differently based on whether they are on-air or off-air (with tally/red light interlock), and/or when manually configured.

When in off-air mode (or CUT mode I think it was called on Radamec - now Shotoku) - the camera will reposition as quickly as possible to the shot being recalled with no consideration for the aesthetics of the move. When in on-air mode (or FADE on some systems even when being operated without red light/tally interlock) the camera will do a nice smooth re-frame over a longer period (which can also be user modified) suitable for being seen on-air.


Radamec is now Vinten.

Also could someone explain to me if the opposition now has more members than the government why isn’t Jeremy Corbyn the PM? Is it because it wasn’t a result of an election year?


We don't have a two party system, and the conservatives are still the largest party in the chamber. Also, a party is allowed to rule with no majority, even from day 1 after an election, but it will struggle to get it's agenda voted through, and there were numerous options available to opposition parties to force them out of power.
dosxuk4,204 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Brexitcast - The TV Show

The podcast is using a new graphic as of today. I presume it's taken from the titles of the TV show:

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The show starts one week today and is only scheduled to be 30 mins long. I'm sure on a busy news day there is scope to extend as it's only the BBC News simulcast that follows.


It has a new look and new titles, but the TV show is just doing to be them recording their normal (non-klaxon edition) podcast, with radio studios in Westminster and Brussels kitted out with cameras. Apparently they had the option to go to a full TV studio, but wanted to stay true to the format.
dosxuk4,204 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

BBC regional news - Now with added Reith

On a serious note does anyone there monitor the output, where’s the quality control even with out of date equipment it shouldn’t get to air like this.


I think this is a bit unfair, for all we know there could have been a technical problem and the options were either this dodgy bodge job or no graphics at all, and they decided the former was more acceptable. As has been mentioned in this thread, many of the regions are pushing their existing resources to the limit, so to cast doubt on their professionalism doesn't seem to be very fair.

Judge the quality of a news programme on its journalism, not some wonky graphics.


Round here though people would much rather they stick a technical fault slide up while they pause the bulletin to reload the graphic templates to get the correct ones on screen, rather than carrying on and having a discussion after to find out what went wrong.

I find it very amusing that some people (and by no means is this limited to this forum) think production teams have no idea what's actually being broadcast and carry on in the blind without a care in the world when things are obviously going wrong on the output.
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dosxuk4,204 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

BBC News (UK) presentation - Reith launch onwards

It’s been used a bit and looks at first like the camera shot is wrong, as the presenter has a big gap next to them, and you are just waiting for something to appear.


Probably needs to start on a close up presenter shot and then zoom out to allow the VR graphic to appear.


Is it a static shot? If it is it likely only is a simple graphic overlay or faux AR.


The cameras in Studio E at NBH are AR enabled.
dosxuk4,204 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

BBC regional news - Now with added Reith

Leeds have had some investment though over the last couple of years, with the new set and gallery upgrades. There's other similarly aged regions that haven't had that investment, including in the South.

With the rate of change in production technology going on at the moment, making the decision on when to decide what they're going to do going forward is part of the problem. Nobody wants to be the manger to sign off on the new regional kit, only to find out if they'd waited 3 months longer it would have worked out 10% cheaper / easier to do. In the meantime all the regions are stuck in limbo. I suppose they've been fairly lucky that what they currently have is as reliable as it is (and kudos to the regional engineering staff who have to do the maintainance).
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dosxuk4,204 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

TV Forum

ActiveX, the wonderful way many viruses made their way onto people's computers.


Was it ActiveX that caused the viruses, or was it because IE was the most used browser that it's plug in technology was the better target. The plug in format for netscape was just as much of a security hole as activeX, but gets none of the criticism...

Both were designed in the days of the internet being for geeks though and the idea that you could use it for nefarious purposes was generally ignored.
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dosxuk4,204 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

BT Sport - Launch of BT Sport Ultimate

I don't see anything wrong with it, personally.


Yes, in terms of implementing the logo into an app icon I’m not sure what else you could do with it other than omitting the word sport?


I've heard a couple of comments along the lines of "why have they removed the BT logo", followed up by incredulation that this *is* the new BT logo.
dosxuk4,204 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Continued implementation of BBC Reith

I assume Gill Sans was an exclusive BBC font, and of course these fonts only need to remain BBC exclusive as long as they require them to do so and could be a potential revenue stream once the BBC are done with them.


LNER was the first major organisation to use Gill Sans, back in 1929. They didn't have an exclusive licence either. Of course, Gill Sans is very closely linked to Johnston - as used by the Underground - both in terms of design and designers (Eric Gill worked on Johnston).
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dosxuk4,204 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

A question about HDMI over ethernet

That idea would limit you to the HDMI over IP boxes, which cause visible compression artifacts even on their highest quality. But then I'm yet to see a powerline set up with anywhere near sufficient bandwidth to carry HDMI over IP.

You didn't mention powerline before - if the HDMI to Cat5 stuff is just a way to convert it to a connector that will work with powerline plugs, give up now!