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SatGold274 posts since 10 Apr 2006
London London
saw this youtube clip of the bbc demonstration video from the 1936/7 on and old pre war television just looked fascinating. The announcer said that the demonstration video was not for home viewing just for technicians and bbc .there was no ways to record the back then just using a cine camera anyway the link
stevek21,322 posts since 28 Jul 2008
Granada North West Today
very interesting, thanks for posting

saw a programme about children's TV and in the early days it was an announcer and several small sets around the studio for each programme with the camera just moving round to each set

this site is a facinating one for Tv history of studios and everything


interesting with all this change for HD tv that back in the very early days a row of shops could be depicted with just a giant photograph backdrop such was the quality of the image
aberdeenboy369 posts since 7 Apr 2004
Indeed... if you look at some early colour programmes, you'll see times when 405 line production techniques were employed but found wanting.

In a few early colour episodes of Dad's Army there are examples of things which you could get away with in monochrome 405 line. Still pictures placed on music stands for instance. And there's a particularly dreadful bit of set design in the episode called Branded. A door opens inside Godfrey's bedroom and you can see the curtains wrapped behind the set!

Of course, it's worth remembering that most viewers were still watching in 405 line monochrome - the production merely looks dodgy today. But it puts the "EastEnders train scene" last week into perspective. It's simply that many viewers now have higher expectations and rightly so.
stevek21,322 posts since 28 Jul 2008
Granada North West Today
Eastenders train scene

was it as dodgy looking as the Corry tram coming off the viaduct

so of this newer film technology is apparent in modern photo scanners, I've noticed even quite old negatives can produce a better image now with a new scanner than the original photograph