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thegeek5,105 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
That’s bits of equipment being connected to a new Mosart system which Chris is in the process of setting up. Essentially Green means mosart can see it, red means it can’t. That can either be because it’s offline or manually been put into standby mode by mosart.

Not sure if I mentioned this before but would Viz Opus be a good way to launch HD broadcasts from the regions. It has 8 HD-SDI inputs, connect it to a Black Magic Router, new cameras and some Ravens for set playout and you would be good to go. It would cut down on a lot of the expenses if they went the piecemeal or HD equivalent of VILOR.

I can see two small flaws with your plan. The first is that the distribution chain is still based on SD, and it's not trivial to put HD in the local muxes; or cheap to put another dozen HD services on DSat.
The other is that, while they're cheap and cheerful, I wouldn't put anything that said Blackmagic on it anywhere near the path of a live TX chain.
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deejay2,935 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Central (South) Oxford
That’s bits of equipment being connected to a new Mosart system which Chris is in the process of setting up. Essentially Green means mosart can see it, red means it can’t. That can either be because it’s offline or manually been put into standby mode by mosart.

Not sure if I mentioned this before but would Viz Opus be a good way to launch HD broadcasts from the regions. It has 8 HD-SDI inputs, connect it to a Black Magic Router, new cameras and some Ravens for set playout and you would be good to go. It would cut down on a lot of the expenses if they went the piecemeal or HD equivalent of VILOR.


Don’t think opus is flexible enough for the regions (though it would be good for bulletin opts like Breakfast). But at 1830 even sub opt programmes include more than 8 sources routinely. A full half hour opt will include many more. Opus does incorporate the graphics and lower thirds into it admittedly but there’d still be a requirement for more than 8 sources. (Unless I’ve misunderstood its limitations).
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Parker78 posts since 16 May 2019
Lukwesa Burak seems to be struggling lately with presenting on the News channel.
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Rkolsen2,928 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News
That’s bits of equipment being connected to a new Mosart system which Chris is in the process of setting up. Essentially Green means mosart can see it, red means it can’t. That can either be because it’s offline or manually been put into standby mode by mosart.

Not sure if I mentioned this before but would Viz Opus be a good way to launch HD broadcasts from the regions. It has 8 HD-SDI inputs, connect it to a Black Magic Router, new cameras and some Ravens for set playout and you would be good to go. It would cut down on a lot of the expenses if they went the piecemeal or HD equivalent of VILOR.

I can see two small flaws with your plan. The first is that the distribution chain is still based on SD, and it's not trivial to put HD in the local muxes; or cheap to put another dozen HD services on DSat.
The other is that, while they're cheap and cheerful, I wouldn't put anything that said Blackmagic on it anywhere near the path of a live TX chain.

I was just making a suggestion as to getting them to HD infrastructure in the buildings. Where they’d be using the same software and equipment that the network uses.
I know some Black Magic isn’t that user friendly. Yet I’m seeing it in a lot of smaller new installs particularly SNG and smaller OB vans and in a few smaller network affiliates.


That’s bits of equipment being connected to a new Mosart system which Chris is in the process of setting up. Essentially Green means mosart can see it, red means it can’t. That can either be because it’s offline or manually been put into standby mode by mosart.

Not sure if I mentioned this before but would Viz Opus be a good way to launch HD broadcasts from the regions. It has 8 HD-SDI inputs, connect it to a Black Magic Router, new cameras and some Ravens for set playout and you would be good to go. It would cut down on a lot of the expenses if they went the piecemeal or HD equivalent of VILOR.


Don’t think opus is flexible enough for the regions (though it would be good for bulletin opts like Breakfast). But at 1830 even sub opt programmes include more than 8 sources routinely. A full half hour opt will include many more. Opus does incorporate the graphics and lower thirds into it admittedly but there’d still be a requirement for more than 8 sources. (Unless I’ve misunderstood its limitations).


Opus I believe is flexible to control and select sources from the router. KITV in Hawaii went HD using Opus, they had five cameras and several OS that could be switched.
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Worzel4,793 posts since 8 Jan 2008
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Lukwesa Burak seems to be struggling lately with presenting on the News channel.


Could say the same about Carrie Gracie too. Her delivery seems to be a bit 'off' (trouble getting words out and speaking through her nose) and seems to get caught out looking at the wrong camera quite a bit. I don't know what it is, but she seems to have lost her zing.

I thought it was just a matter of being out of practice from her time in the field but she's been covering shifts on the news channel for well over a year and not much has changed.

(This is not a have a go at Carrie post, I think she used to be excellent but don't quite know what's up).
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Brekkie32,574 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Re: Carrie. Is it simply a case of carrying (no pun intended) a 2-3 hour shift on your own being more difficult than co-hosting as she skd previously?
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