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Stuart7,198 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Dreadful quality interview shown on Sunday Politics South West today using FaceTime.

It was from Truro, the home of BBC Radio Cornwall, and seemed to be using the standard scenic backdrop seen on news correspondent inserts, yet the picture/audio quality was dreadful. I wonder if they were having technical problems which prevented the usual DTL method of communication.

Even the FaceTime slug and Truro location indicator were of startlingly different qualities. Shocked
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Markymark6,384 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Dreadful quality interview shown on Sunday Politics South West today using FaceTime.

It was from Truro, the home of BBC Radio Cornwall, and seemed to be using the standard scenic backdrop seen on news correspondent inserts, yet the picture/audio quality was dreadful. I wonder if they were having technical problems which prevented the usual DTL method of communication.

Even the FaceTime slug and Truro location indicator were of startlingly different qualities. Shocked
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Were they using the name 'FaceTime' colloquially ? Because I'm not aware iphones of ipads have video and audio inputs, or does Apple have something that runs on Macs ?
noggin14,162 posts since 26 Jun 2001

Were they using the name 'FaceTime' colloquially ? Because I'm not aware iphones of ipads have video and audio inputs, or does Apple have something that runs on Macs ?


FaceTime is a core MacOS app that is installed as standard in most modern MacOS releases. You can also use HDMI outputs from iPhones and iPads using the Lightning to HDMI adaptor (I think), and I think you can also AirPlay screen mirror to an Apple TV with an HDMI output. (Most News studios have Apple TVs as a neat way of getting iPhones and iPads on-air without having to use a cable)
Markymark6,384 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today

Were they using the name 'FaceTime' colloquially ? Because I'm not aware iphones of ipads have video and audio inputs, or does Apple have something that runs on Macs ?


FaceTime is a core MacOS app that is installed as standard in most modern MacOS releases. You can also use HDMI outputs from iPhones and iPads using the Lightning to HDMI adaptor (I think), and I think you can also AirPlay screen mirror to an Apple TV with an HDMI output. (Most News studios have Apple TVs as a neat way of getting iPhones and iPads on-air without having to use a cable)


So I see, I should have Googled first. Doh !

https://www.imore.com/how-set-and-start-using-facetime-macos
RDJ2,632 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
Points West solely anchored by David Garmston during the first half of tonights programme and Alex bravely continuing on with the rest of the show.

Takes a lot of courage to continue as normal on a day when justice was found for her after six years of harassment.
Central News South
January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006
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Alex Plain-Later (previously Austin Tatious) 1,005 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
Tonight, Points West's main female presenter, Alex Lovell, is the news.

BBC News - BBC presenter Alex Lovell's rape-threat stalker jailed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-46746243


This was even briefly mentioned in tonight's ITV News West Country.

David Garmston presented the first 10 minutes or so of tonight's BBC Points West solo, whilst various items about Alex's ordeal and the issue of stalking in general were introduced. Alex herself featured in both of the main pre-recorded packages.

She then joined David to co-present the day's other news from about 18:40 onwards. Given how she's continued her on-screen duties throughout her 5-year ordeal, and even tonight, shows what a strong person she is.

At the close of the programme, she thanked viewers for their outpouring of warm and supportive messages received via the programme's social media outlets and email.

The "and finally" item on both ITV News West Country and BBC Points West tonight was about a memorial service for a recently deceased swan known as "Angry Bob" at a country house estate near Taunton!
I'm still a European.
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JamesTV289 posts since 4 Mar 2015
Westcountry Spotlight
Kylie Pentelow is leaving ITV News West Country for a while to become a main presenter on ITV News Wales. Didn't see this coming, and it wasn't mentioned on screen on tonight's 'West' variant of the programme, not sure whether it was mentioned on 'East'?


RDJ2,632 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
Interesting beings Wales is single headed and they have an abundance of main presenters, albeit mostly male. Presumably Andrea Byrne has either taken some time off again or left altogether.

I'm guessing it's intended as temporary hence there being no mention tonight, but it does seem from Kylie's tweet it may be for a fair while.
Central News South
January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006
South Today2,668 posts since 10 Feb 2003
Interesting beings Wales is single headed and they have an abundance of main presenters, albeit mostly male. Presumably Andrea Byrne has either taken some time off again or left altogether.

I'm guessing it's intended as temporary hence there being no mention tonight, but it does seem from Kylie's tweet it may be for a fair while.


Andrea Byrne is going on maternity leave.
London Lite10,097 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
ITV Wales like English anchors don't they? First Byrne and now Pentelow. Will be sorry to see Kylie leave West Country though.

So who is likely to become the main female lead on West Country? Ellie Barker must be a favourite, unless they parachute in another presenter from another part of the country.