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TV ARK: Returns Jan 2020

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VMPhil
This is my favourite find on the All New TV Ark so far - a clean, broadcast quality copy of the Sky 1 1996 tombstone ident. Beautiful!

https://www.tvark.org/?page=media&mediaid=117543
GM
Gary McEwan
This is my favourite find on the All New TV Ark so far - a clean, broadcast quality copy of the Sky 1 1996 tombstone ident. Beautiful!

https://www.tvark.org/?page=media&mediaid=117543


I'll almost match you with the Sky Scottish Tombstone.

https://www.tvark.org/?page=media&mediaid=106824

13 days later

MD
MrDexB
This is my favourite find on the All New TV Ark so far - a clean, broadcast quality copy of the Sky 1 1996 tombstone ident. Beautiful!

https://www.tvark.org/?page=media&mediaid=117543


Woah. Who gave that into TVARK?
CH
channel4squares1
This is my favourite find on the All New TV Ark so far - a clean, broadcast quality copy of the Sky 1 1996 tombstone ident. Beautiful!

https://www.tvark.org/?page=media&mediaid=117543

That's either the early version of the music, or it's a daytime version as I'm more familiar one with the one seen on many videos.
TG
Tim Goodwin1
Been on it for the first time today and it is really good. Really like the mock section

83 days later

IT
itsrobert Founding member
I wonder when this buffering issue is going to be fixed for the HQ clips? I've tried watching some videos today and it's excruciating. Like being back on dial-up in 1997.

Is anyone else having these buffering issues on HQ clips again today, or is it just me? I was playing some clips around midnight last night and they were absolutely fine - then from this morning onward the HQ clips have been stopping and starting for me today. I don't think it's my broadband connection as everything else seems fine.
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Larry the Loafer
I thought it was just me, but I've had some lagging happening again with the HQ clips. Pauses briefly every few seconds, which isn't as bad as the dial-up speeds it was suffering a while back.

49 days later

JA
james-2001
One thing that's confusing me, TV Ark's latest updates have clips from the first 2 series of Not Going Out, but they're filmised. Normally I'd think this would just be because the videos had been encoded at 25p, but the scrolling end credits on both videos are still 50Hz (and on series 1 they scroll across the bottom of the closing scene, so they've clearly filmised the video, then added the credits on top of it), which means there must be versions of the show which have been filmised but with 50i scrolling end credits over them. The show's alwas been 50i wherever I've seen it (the original BBC1 showings, the late 00s Comedy Central Extra showings and the more recent Gold and Dave repeats), so I'm wondering where on earth these filmised versions come from, or why they were even made. Doubly so seeing as it was made in HD right from the start where they don't usually filmise 50i content because of the loss of resolution. Are the DVDs like this? Would seem a strange decision if they are.
Last edited by james-2001 on 6 October 2020 8:25pm
VM
VMPhil
Wikipedia says the DVDs were done like that until series 5. Presumably to give it a US sitcom look.
JA
james-2001
Seems a bit strange, especially as it's not a US sitcom, so I can't see why they'd want to make it feel like one.

Interestingly My Family is the other way round, the first series was filmised (and always has been whenever I've seen it on TV), but the DVD isn't.

There were plenty of US sitcoms that were done on video from the 70s until the mid-90s, then it all seemed to stop in the second half of the 90s for some reason (with the exception of some low budget kids & teen sitcoms, and even then I think several of them were filmised in the US, but not here). I wonder what made them decide to stop videotaped sitcoms, when over here most studio sitcoms are still video look even when few other programmes are.
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VMPhil
Looking at some of the recent TV Ark uploads myself, I've only just noticed that the 1980s Catchphrase titles were played out on film, as I noticed film dirt and the slightly wobbly picture (particularly at the end with the logo).

https://www.tvark.org/?page=media&mediaid=132154

23 days later

VM
VMPhil
Am I right - is this an old-fashioned physical slide being followed by a new electronically generated slide?

https://www.tvark.org/?page=media&mediaid=132315

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