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Latest: Really and Quest (January 2010)

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Andrew Wood Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Disney Cinemagic HD - A selection of current idents
Channel 4 - Latest presentation updates
BBC Three - Latest presentation updates

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16 days later

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Discovery History - Initial look at this new channel

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20 days later

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A mini film-fest update...

Horror - Current idents and presentation (2010-)
MGM HD - Current ident and break bumper
TCM - Current idents and presentation (2010-)

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17 days later

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Recent updates:

Movies 24 - Current presentation
Movies4Men - Current presentation

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And so to Christmas 2010:

BBC One, ITV1 HD, STV HD, UTV and GOLD

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with more to come!
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Andrew Wood Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Watch - Christmas 2010

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A former member
I take it there are in fact 4 Christmas STV idents? 2 with stv logo normal and 2 with the STV logo becoming a tree?
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Andrew Wood Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
As far as I have seen, the upright logo only appears on the STV SD idents, the logo remains pointing right on HD.
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Comedy Central - Christmas 2010
Five - Christmas 2010
Film4 - Christmas 2010

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16 days later

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History HD - Current idents (December 2010)

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UTV - Current Presentation (2011-) [1] [2] [2]

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Thinker
This site is easily the best one around when it comes to current British presentation. Love the work you do.

A question: Now that you have HD resolution videos from HD channels, is it possible that we will see better resolution videos from SD channels too? Videos from SD channels are currently scaled down to 640x360, and it would be lovely to see them in the glorious 576 pixels vertical resolution they were intended for.
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Andrew Wood Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Thank you for your comments, they're appreciated.

Way back in 1999 when I first started capturing presentation, the Real Media clips I posted used to be 188x140 - ie tiny. This was down to constraints of file size based on hosting costs and connection speeds.

Currently, DTT video is captured using a tv card at 576 lines, whilst all satellite video is captured via component output at 1080i regardless of it being SD or HD.

In today's world of fast broadband - for some, though not all - and cheap hosting (I use OVH), it would be easy enough to start posting full resolution videos.

However, at the moment, I feel that I have the balance right between file size and frame size and that the quality of detail on play back is good enough. You'll also note that HD captures are still only 504 pixels high - nowhere near 720p and less than half 1080i.

I believe that the latest SD and HD captures - even at the current frame sizes - provide darned good video when played back full screen. However, you may want to tell me different!

All comments are welcome - there is a feedback page at the Gallery.

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