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noggin14,437 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Its so crazy how tiny live broadcasting equipment has gotten, so reporters can broadcast live from anywhere.
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Reed Timmer - Accuweather


Interesting.

That rig, as photographed, would fail a BBC risk assessment. The camera isn't tethered within the car. If there were an accident at speed, the camera could turn into a high speed projectile, a tether would stop this... (This has happened in the past during in-vehicle filming)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/safety/resources/aztopics/recording-in-and-from-vehicles
"Secure camera & kit i.e. by using a camera strap attached to the seat belt or suitable lanyard."
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Mouseboy332,653 posts since 10 Feb 2014
Keep in the mind thats the national feed. The Weather Channel has a L-strap that features specific data for your location feed in by the head-end. So for example you will only see the Miami area forecast if you live in Miami. If you live in Los Angeles you will only see LA current temps etc. Also this system will feed alert data to your screen in the event of Tornadoes etc.

By the way this is why these cutting edge live broadcasting tech is so valuable. Especially for weather.
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elmarko1,036 posts since 27 Jul 2010
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Out of Interest - does anyone have any links to watch The Weather Channel LIVE?? I've literally trawled the whole internet to no avail.


This one works for me in the UK.

https://www.livenewson.com/american/the-weather-channel.html

This is the one I use but occasionally people stream it on YouTube during big events.

Edit: Ugh, El Reno, what a horrible day. They reckon the biggest tornado ever seen on land and obviously a few chasers died that day
Rkolsen2,802 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News
Its so crazy how tiny live broadcasting equipment has gotten, so reporters can broadcast live from anywhere.
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Reed Timmer - Accuweather


Interesting.

That rig, as photographed, would fail a BBC risk assessment. The camera isn't tethered within the car. If there were an accident at speed, the camera could turn into a high speed projectile, a tether would stop this... (This has happened in the past during in-vehicle filming)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/safety/resources/aztopics/recording-in-and-from-vehicles
"Secure camera & kit i.e. by using a camera strap attached to the seat belt or suitable lanyard."

This looks like a rental. The trucks that local stations and the networks specifically have tiny mounted cameras that are secured to the frame.
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Rkolsen2,802 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News
In 1994, CNN reports on a new trend of meteorologists doing localized forecasts for various stations from a central production facility:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IojG8h36lLM


As far as I am aware of AccuWeather still does this and there’s one guy Geoff Fox who does/did weather for a few stations from his garage using NewTek and Black Magic in his garage. He actually receives files from a producer that has the actual weather computer at the station are FTP’d to him. He transmits uses a Dejero VSET.
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Rkolsen2,802 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News
Didnt WeatherNation used to have affiliates as well? Not sure if thats still a core part of their business, but i know they used to have affiliates for their weather forecast subchannels

They do on subchannels but the affiliates just had the option to drop in prerecorded forecasts if they wanted. I don’t think they offer coverage.
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