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New Westminster Studio and Kay Burley Launch - 1st Sept 2020

RK
Rkolsen World News
This was picked up by some online tabloids earlier, but I've recorded this directly off the YouTube stream at better quality - a classic reminder of why you shouldn't do outdoor interviews when its windy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Sv0X0K-Gw


Why you need to carry sand bags in every satellite truck, seems to be SOP on every setup here in the US. Not much can be done by the umbrella.
Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re a VO/SOT when you’re a PKG.
MA
Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
A different view of the studio:



VA
valley
Kay Burley presenting from home this morning.

Here's her setup:





MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
...And Mrs Markymark complains when I get my work laptop out on the kitchen table ! Rolling Eyes
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HO
House Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Kay Burley presenting from home this morning.

How are these home setups powered, does anyone know? Do those lights and equipment require a generator of some kind, or can they somehow operate off a domestic supply?
VA
valley
House posted:
Kay Burley presenting from home this morning.

How are these home setups powered, does anyone know? Do those lights and equipment require a generator of some kind, or can they somehow operate off a domestic supply?

No, can all be run off a domestic power supply. It really isn't very much at all:

- four LED Dedolights at 40w each
- a fairly standard domestic television although running on custom picture settings to make it acceptable on camera
- the LiveU and the other networking equipment would barely draw more than a regular laptop (much of it designed to be run off a camera crew's V-lok batteries in the field)
- the 3x iPads for prompt/return/local camera output will draw barely more than 30w in total when charging
- the camera will perhaps draw 30-50w

Running a kettle to boil a coffee in the morning is going to use more than all that combined!

They could easily install a single 1000w UPS and run the entire setup (maybe excluding the television) but it would unlikely to be considered necessary, as there will always be a standby presenter in a hard-wired local studio if there is an issue on the remote presenter end - whether that be loss of power, loss of network connection, or another issue.
NG
noggin Founding member
House posted:
Kay Burley presenting from home this morning.

How are these home setups powered, does anyone know? Do those lights and equipment require a generator of some kind, or can they somehow operate off a domestic supply?


That's a very minor lighting set-up. You could probably run it on VLok rechargeable batteries. LED lighting of that level takes less electricity than a washing machine or a kettle.
JO
Jonwo
This was picked up by some online tabloids earlier, but I've recorded this directly off the YouTube stream at better quality - a classic reminder of why you shouldn't do outdoor interviews when its windy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Sv0X0K-Gw

Never work with children, animals and bad weather!
AA
Aaron_2015 West Country (West) Spotlight
Always strikes me how far away the autocue actually is from the presenter’s seat, far further back than you’d perhaps assume from watching.
RK
Rkolsen World News
Kay Burley presenting from home this morning.

Here's her setup:








I see a ubiquiti hotspot. Do they run a separate internet line or if the home line fast enough a line straight to the router? I’m sure the LiveU has all the SIM cards needed to operate by itself and the iPads have them as well as a fail over?
Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re a VO/SOT when you’re a PKG.
VA
valley
Kay Burley presenting from home this morning.

Here's her setup:








I see a ubiquiti hotspot. Do they run a separate internet line or if the home line fast enough a line straight to the router? I’m sure the LiveU has all the SIM cards needed to operate by itself and the iPads have them as well as a fail over?

I imagine they use the home line, wired from the ISP router to the Ubiquiti hardware which then feeds the iPads. Not sure if there’d be a iPad SIM failover but it’s possible. You could ask the Sky News Tech Team on Twitter, they might be able to clarify what I am inferring from conversations and pictures.
MA
Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
Is it really necessary for them to have "Get a first look at tomorrow's papers in the Press Preview" scrolling along the ticker as a "News Alert" at 22.45 during the Press Preview?
Use the ticker for actual news if you must have one.

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