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james-20013,411 posts since 13 Sep 2015
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EastEnders

Watching today's episodes, they were filmised again, but the film look went off for about 10 seconds during one scene (the scene with Pauline, Dot, Kathy and Ethel in the laundrette, if anyone wants to check their own recordings)- and the point where it stopped and came back co-incided with a camera cut, which seems strange. So I'm wondering what on earth's causing this, especially with the few seconds the picture went back to normal neatly co-inciding with a change in cameras?
james-20013,411 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today

EastEnders

One strange thing about these repeats is seeing characters in consecutive scenes in totally different places. Like today we saw Lofty (half naked) in the Vic, then the next scene he's at Ethel's door (clothed), then we saw Nick Cotton at Ethel's, then at Dr Legg's the next scene, then we see Arthur at the allotment, then back at their house the next scene, then at Dr Legg's the scene after that. Gives the impression the characters are teleporting around.
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james-20013,411 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today

EastEnders

I used to edit on Windows Movie Maker (and VirtualDub) back in 2004 and always managed to keep the content properly interlaced (and in the correct aspect ratio) Wink

Funny how an 18 year old using basic software could do these things better than people making programmes and working for TV channels Razz
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james-20013,411 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today

Local TV

It's worth watching the Bristol version, being broadcast live on dailymotion, as I would accept that as a format for local TV in this country. Sadly, Ofcom won't even consider any further local TV stations, even though the Made model does seem to be the way to go.


That's if you get people applying for the franchise promising Made-esque content then turning into That's within a few months. All of the local tv channels promised the earth at the time then most couldn't deliver after all, which would doubtlessly happen again if they were to offer new licences.
james-20013,411 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today

EastEnders

No, there's no way it would have gone out like that in 1985. Not only was the technology to do it in its infancy, and UK Gold showed today's second episode as part of a "Dirty Den Weekend" back in 2003, and that wasn't filmised (though their showing then had the credits from the 1995 repeats).

The fact the picture's so jerky and the text on the end credits looks pixellated is an indication that they seem to have put it onto the server by directly removing every other field, presumably accidently. Even when they intentionally filmised shows they didn't usually do that because it degrades the picture quality so much, there'd usually be some sort of blending or interpolation. Though the fact it went back to 50i for about 5 seconds seems strange.

I've just looked on Virgin Media's UKTV play as well and it's the same- Monday & Tuesday's episodes are 50i, and Wed, Thurs and today's are filmised, so whatever's been done, it's affected the versions of the episodes on there as well. Have they been sent to UKTV in that state?
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