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Kay Burley Off-Air for 6 months | Beth Rigby for 3 months - Covid Breach

SK
skyviewer
I can see it is a combination between type of lighting, the filters and probably also the studio space, but is it so hard to counteract this by just changing contrast, saturation and brightness of the LED walls ? The glass box screen at least looks superb compared . It seems to have a lot of power lightwise, sometimes it seemed to be so bright that it apparently was dimmed or the camera settings changed.
MO
Mouseboy33
Apparently SkyNews operations of course is included in the 7 studios at it newly rebuilt DC Bureau.

According to TVNEWSER

Quote:
The new D.C. bureau spans six floors and 80,000 square feet with seven studios, and will be the home of programming across NBC News, MSNBC, and CNBC, in addition to NBC News Channel, Telemundo and SkyNews’ Washington operations . WRC-TV NBC4, however, will continue to broadcast from the old bureau on Nebraska Ave.
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VA
valley
True words. Don't understand the problem that in the year 2020 real background screens look far worse than a green screen or just a well adjusted TV with all the new technology. In the 2005er the newswall and everything looked far superior and more authentic, you couldn't even distinguish the 2008 newswall background from the real studio part. That's the problem when the studio as in this case the Westminster one is too small and the distance between background screens and TV presenter is too tight which makes the lighting for the presenter shine on the screens and completely deteriorates its CONTRAST!

Higher pixel density video walls need diffusion filters to reduce moire. Soft lighting - needed for Kay’s show - and diffusion filters causes the problem.


Yes and no. You can spend more money these days and get very fine pitch LED wall panels now that are so fine that they don't moiré across most shot sizes you will need, and thus don't need diffusion (which washes out LED if you can't keep the light off it). These do come with a much higher price tag.

Indeed - but those are way outside the price bracket for long-term purchase for a news organisation.

I can see it is a combination between type of lighting, the filters and probably also the studio space, but is it so hard to counteract this by just changing contrast, saturation and brightness of the LED walls ? The glass box screen at least looks superb compared . It seems to have a lot of power lightwise, sometimes it seemed to be so bright that it apparently was dimmed or the camera settings changed.

I imagine the Glass Box screen is a higher output panel as it is in a space where natural light can interfere with the screen - no such need for one inside a newsroom with relatively few windows and none which could cast light directly on the screen.
SK
skyviewer
Apparently there is a need of something different though , judged by the visual output.
DO
dosxuk Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I can see it is a combination between type of lighting, the filters and probably also the studio space, but is it so hard to counteract this by just changing contrast, saturation and brightness of the LED walls ? The glass box screen at least looks superb compared . It seems to have a lot of power lightwise, sometimes it seemed to be so bright that it apparently was dimmed or the camera settings changed.


The diffusion sits in front of the screen and if you point light at it (e.g. your presenter is stood close to it) the diffusion itself will light up. You could bring your black level up in the camera to compensate, but then dark grey things in the rest of the image will also end up black and the whole picture will start looking weird rather than just the screen looking a bit low in contrast.

You can't win every battle basically.
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SK
skyviewer
I was hoping for something like a smart detector that executes a selective edit just regarding the screen area .
VA
valley
I was hoping for something like a smart detector that executes a selective edit just regarding the screen area .

I think that may be slightly beyond the realm of possibility for a news channel, unfortunately.
RA
Ratflump Central Reporting Scotland
Apparently SkyNews operations of course is included in the 7 studios at it newly rebuilt DC Bureau.

According to TVNEWSER

Quote:
The new D.C. bureau spans six floors and 80,000 square feet with seven studios, and will be the home of programming across NBC News, MSNBC, and CNBC, in addition to NBC News Channel, Telemundo and SkyNews’ Washington operations . WRC-TV NBC4, however, will continue to broadcast from the old bureau on Nebraska Ave.


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FU
fusionlad Founding member West Country (West) Spotlight
Anna Botting visibly upset last night reporting on the 100,000 deaths milestone.

Then had to deal with Isabel Oakeshott's heartless comments basically saying most of them would have died anyway.



BF
BFGArmy Channel Channel Islands
Anna Botting visibly upset last night reporting on the 100,000 deaths milestone.

Then had to deal with Isabel Oakeshott's heartless comments basically saying most of them would have died anyway.





Indeed I get the worries about GB News but it’s not as if Sky and BBC aren’t already regularly giving ‘partisan pundits’ like Oakeshott, Sakhar, Toby Young, Hartley Brewer, Owen Jones, Brendan O’Neill airtime to just spout partisan rhetoric.
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
But generally, the 'balanced or opposing view' isn't too far behind on air - and presenters will pull up pundits and question them if they get too excitable in showing their true colours.

With GB News, the fear is with presenters and pundits being of the right leaning, a noticeable and balanced view will be there (otherwise Ofcom will remove the licence to broadcast) but it'll be so diluted it'll be bearly detectable.
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LL
London Lite Founding member London London
But generally, the 'balanced or opposing view' isn't too far behind on air - and presenters will pull up pundits and question them if they get too excitable in showing their true colours.

With GB News, the fear is with presenters and pundits being of the right leaning, a noticeable and balanced view will be there (otherwise Ofcom will remove the licence to broadcast) but it'll be so diluted it'll be bearly detectable.


They could do a talkRADIO and get in an extreme left-wing guest to 'balance' out the other contributor, but I really don't think it'll as extreme as them. It's the new News UK outlet which I think will be talkRADIO on TV.

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