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Stuart7,154 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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Markymark5,892 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 ?
noggin13,884 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)
Markymark5,892 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