The Newsroom

New Newsnight Studio

Move to 54D from 5th October

JF
JF World News West Country (East) Points West
DTV posted:
I don't think the issue with the look of A is down to technology, it's down to dubious design decisions about how the studio should look (which were repeated with the AR done for the election in B).


I wasn't suggesting that the technology wasn't up to it - I'm sure the BBC invested in state of the art technology - just the actual VR sets themselves have tended to be fairly poor. I mean the generic news studio and Newswatch sets look like low-grade mocks off The Gallery. I just feel it's never been put to good use and the VR designers make elementary mistakes - like shiny floors.

Also, I wasn't going to mention the BBC's Election 2019 AR or VR - although ending Jeremy Vine's continued assault on the principles of information design would be my number 1 reason for preventing the BBC having access to green screens!


Studio A might be unmothballed for US election night
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
AlexS posted:
Not once the schedule reverts to it starting at 10.30.

Could Persian use 44D, where it was for a while during 54D's refit? Or Newsnight from A?

Studio A also appears to be mothballed with it's only regular output currently coming from elsewhere (a tiny greenscreen studio with one fixed camera in the case of Newswatch). At the very least I'd have thought BBC London could get away with using such a studio for their late bulletin which would free up D for Persian.


I don't think A is mothballed so much as just not being used at the moment to reduce the number of staff in the building.
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MO
Moz Wales Today
The new studio is growing on me. Looks a bit like a cool bar or nightclub.
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MO
Moz Wales Today
So where is the window on the Newsnight studio? A, B, C or D?

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SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Well we know it's the 5th floor. The one above A?
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AM
AlfieMulcahy Meridian (South East) South East Today
Well we know it's the 5th floor. The one above A?


A is the fifth floor. And the windows are the correct size so it must be A
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BA
bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
The biggest loss from B is losing the continuous video wall - if that could make it's way over to E it would be great.


Do they make a 48:9 290" display to fill the gap left by the old 103" displays?


Sure by using LED tiles. Some are already in 16:9 format. But a video-wall of that suze would be long.


Well yes, but that's not nearly as ridiculous.

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RT
Run_Telecine Meridian (South East) South East Today
Well we know it's the 5th floor. The one above A?


A is the fifth floor. And the windows are the correct size so it must be A


It is A, and just to confuse matters there's no real first floor in Peel Wing. Lifts go from 0 to 2. D is the second floor (!)
DT
DTV Meridian (South) South Today
As many posters have noted, the new set does retain a lot of the design features of Studio B - which is one of the interesting things about the 2013 look - B has had far more influence on regional and WS set design than C or E, despite B rarely being used for news bulletins.
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BF
BFGArmy Channel Channel Islands
DTV posted:
AlexS posted:
Not once the schedule reverts to it starting at 10.30.

Could Persian use 44D, where it was for a while during 54D's refit? Or Newsnight from A?

Studio A also appears to be mothballed with it's only regular output currently coming from elsewhere (a tiny greenscreen studio with one fixed camera in the case of Newswatch). At the very least I'd have thought BBC London could get away with using such a studio for their late bulletin which would free up D for Persian.


Studio A being permanently out of action would be no loss in my book. In seven years, I don't think I've seen anything from it that I would describe as 'good'. The quality of the BBC's VR is massively behind ITV's - the standard news set being particularly poor.


BBC Sport seem to do VR quite actually for the generic football set - certainly far better than BBC News does. Maybe the news department should get some pointers from the Sports team.
SE
TheSebastian
DTV posted:
AlexS posted:
Studio A also appears to be mothballed with it's only regular output currently coming from elsewhere (a tiny greenscreen studio with one fixed camera in the case of Newswatch). At the very least I'd have thought BBC London could get away with using such a studio for their late bulletin which would free up D for Persian.


Studio A being permanently out of action would be no loss in my book. In seven years, I don't think I've seen anything from it that I would describe as 'good'. The quality of the BBC's VR is massively behind ITV's - the standard news set being particularly poor.


BBC Sport seem to do VR quite actually for the generic football set - certainly far better than BBC News does. Maybe the news department should get some pointers from the Sports team.


BBC Sport in Salford has Zero Density for VR /AR which is a very nice modern platform based on the Unreal Engine that drives video gaming. I think NBH is on old proprietary Viz technology. It's like night and day difference in results
RK
Rkolsen World News
DTV posted:

Studio A being permanently out of action would be no loss in my book. In seven years, I don't think I've seen anything from it that I would describe as 'good'. The quality of the BBC's VR is massively behind ITV's - the standard news set being particularly poor.


BBC Sport seem to do VR quite actually for the generic football set - certainly far better than BBC News does. Maybe the news department should get some pointers from the Sports team.


BBC Sport in Salford has Zero Density for VR /AR which is a very nice modern platform based on the Unreal Engine that drives video gaming. I think NBH is on old proprietary Viz technology. It's like night and day difference in results

Not to get off topic but which is the better virtual studio engine? I know The Weather Channel uses the latest from Zero Density? Are the most recent versions up to date and similar to one another?
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