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NI showed Kebab (version 3, I think), with black logo, before Galaxy Quest.
Brekkie33,887 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
BBC NI showing how it's done again - really isn't that difficult either. As great as these idents were though and as superior as they are to the "window" ones it's kind of a shame BBC2 has found itself in this situation. Then again though if BBC1 want to bring back the balloon that's fine by me.
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These Idents are not in HD, hence its believe to be the main reason why the network are not using the other 30 odd.
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But what of those shot on film?


Which ones were shot on film? remember I said "hence its believe" There going out on a HD channel. Also been said the network wanted 2 doing something or colourful which the early sets were not. Why Ariel was not used is anyone gusses? was that shot on film?
MMcG198689 posts since 14 Dec 2014
UTV Newsline
None of the 90s BBC Two idents (nor those added in the early 2000s) were created in HD. The fact that Network is not using certain idents is possibly more to do with the fact that they don't have clean, broadcast quality copies of those idents in their archive.
VMPhil10,218 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
None of the 90s BBC Two idents (nor those added in the early 2000s) were created in HD. The fact that Network is not using certain idents is possibly more to do with the fact that they don't have clean, broadcast quality copies of those idents in their archive.

If the original film still exists, it's possible that it could be rescanned into high definition, like the high definition transfers we've seen on various TV shows that were shot on film like Inspector Morse. It is doubtful that network would go to the trouble though.


NI appear to be showing idents like Balloon which were never transferred to widescreen because they were dropped with the 1997 refresh. They have presumably made their own widescreen versions by doing the same crop-and-stretch job that was done back in 1997, as NI always seem to go the extra mile when it comes to their presentation.
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MMcG198689 posts since 14 Dec 2014
UTV Newsline
If the original film still exists, it's possible that it could be rescanned into high definition, like the high definition transfers we've seen on various TV shows that were shot on film like Inspector Morse. It is doubtful that network would go to the trouble though.


It is true that the original footage could be enhanced - but again, this assumes that Network retained the footage. One can't enhance what one does not have.
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