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Unaired footage and the Trump Tapes

Split from CNN International (October 2016)

JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I guess it was only the 4:3 SD feed that the BBC got and were able to use. Not that suprising, after all for quite a while in the 00s some shows made in HD were still only shown in 4:3 over here. Even Channel 4 in the mornings are still showing 4:3 SD copies of HD episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond and King Of Queens.
CR
Critique Anglia (East) Look East
I guess it was only the 4:3 SD feed that the BBC got and were able to use. Not that suprising, after all for quite a while in the 00s some shows made in HD were still only shown in 4:3 over here. Even Channel 4 in the mornings are still showing 4:3 SD copies of HD episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond and King Of Queens.


Wasn't this just as the shows were intended for 4:3 SD broadcast, but filmed on an HD medium? Programmes like the ones you've mentioned and others like Friends were intended for 4:3 broadcast, which goes some way to explaining why we still see them in 4:3, even with the existence of a 16:9 HD copy, as they weren't filmed for 16:9, so as seen with the episodes of Friends that have been converted, you see things that you shouldn't (like body doubles, the edges of sets) because they were never supposed to be seen on screen.

I'm not saying that they couldn't just make a 4:3 HD edit of these shows, but broadcasters don't seem keen on 4:3 HD.
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today

Going completely off topic but I have been thinking with all the recently leaked TUE reports in relation to drug testing in sports how the media seem to take a completely different view on leaked information, which seems to be fair game, compared to leaked pictures, which seem to be an absolute no go.
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JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Wasn't this just as the shows were intended for 4:3 SD broadcast, but filmed on an HD medium? Programmes like the ones you've mentioned and others like Friends were intended for 4:3 broadcast, which goes some way to explaining why we still see them in 4:3, even with the existence of a 16:9 HD copy, as they weren't filmed for 16:9, so as seen with the episodes of Friends that have been converted, you see things that you shouldn't (like body doubles, the edges of sets) because they were never supposed to be seen on screen.

I'm not saying that they couldn't just make a 4:3 HD edit of these shows, but broadcasters don't seem keen on 4:3 HD.


Both shows were shown in HD in the US, definately (King Of Queens from Season 2, Everybody Loves Raymond from Season 4), though we only ever got them in 4:3. The final 2 seasons of Fraiser were HD too- again Channel 4 only ever showed them in 4:3 (I think Comedy Central have since showed them in 16:9).

The original Channel 5 Broadcasts of Season 1 of Two and A Half Men were in 4:3 as well, again a show that was in HD from the start- though that has since been shown in 16:9on Comedy Central, Viva and ITV2.
Last edited by james-2001 on 16 October 2016 11:48pm - 3 times in total
IS
Inspector Sands
Remember that the US has never really done SD 16:9 or the 14:9 compromise like we did here. They went from analogue SD 4:3 straight to digital HD 16:9.

The only exceptions such as some stations's digital 'sub channels' broadcast alongside their main one.

I'd have thought that any international SD versions of US programmes would have been sent out 4:3
RK
Rkolsen World News
Remember that the US has never really done SD 16:9 or the 14:9 compromise like we did here. They went from analogue SD 4:3 straight to digital HD 16:9.

The only exceptions such as some stations's digital 'sub channels' broadcast alongside their main one.

I'd have thought that any international SD versions of US programmes would have been sent out 4:3


The local affiliates may have an archive of 16:9 SD content before they were upgraded their ENG trucks and receive sites to HD. A lot of stations didn't like using the pillarboxes so they went SD widescreen. The cameras may have been HD capable because station groups buy in bulk.
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RK
Rkolsen World News
NBC has officially fired Billy Bush.
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I warned against being complacent, I said the media and the pollster are doing a bad job, How the TV networks were dealing with the election,there all underestimated him and look Trump won, yet it was a complete an utter shock.... Its a two horse race.

I was told to drop the agenda.....well I said its not over until its over.... Nat sliver got it wrong....

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