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(August 2001)

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DA
Davidjb Founding member
Not long to wait now then is there.
MG
MikeG
Re: the 'LIVE' webcam.

Is it me, or does it look like from the webcam that the GMTV set hasn't changed? Except - of course - for the dust sheet on the sofa!
SE
Square Eyes Founding member
I'm very dubious about that 'live' webcam, that ladder doesn't seem to have moved at all since yesterday. I wouldn't get too excited about a new look just yet though.
MG
MikeG
Square Eyes - I've just noticed this but your ITV region says Yorkshire TV, mine just says Yorkshire. Why?
SE
Square Eyes Founding member
Because I'm special.
LE
Lester Founding member
Back to the topic - the 'Live' webcam no longer wants to show a picture of the set so a new look will probably been seen tomorow.
SE
Square Eyes Founding member
Why would you unveil a new look midweek ? It doesn't make much sense to me.
TV
TV MAD
After saying that GMTV were getting a new look it appears this morning that nothing has changed (apart from the shelves) even the clock font has gone back to normal.
SE
Square Eyes Founding member
Seems I was right to be dubious of that webcam

08:19 on TELEVISION - Kate Garraway and Andrew Castle are sat on the sofa

08:19 on WEBCAM - dustcover on sofa, and the ladder is still there in the middle of the set

Trust no one Shocked
MG
MikeG
Re: Probable mistakes.

Yes, there were many. At the 8am bulletin, Penny Smith gave up reading the news after no footage was available, then it came back, then it went etc.

Kate and Andrew just laughed and cheered when Penny gave it up as a bad job!
NG
noggin Founding member
MikeG posted:
Re: Probable mistakes.

Yes, there were many. At the 8am bulletin, Penny Smith gave up reading the news after no footage was available, then it came back, then it went etc.

Kate and Andrew just laughed and cheered when Penny gave it up as a bad job!


Well I never - you might almost imagine that GMTV had just moved to server playout of video material rather than videotape! (Oh - hang on -they have!)

GMTV have just moved to similar technology to BBC News 24, World, Breakfast and all the ITN programmes from Grays Inn Road. (HTV Bristol, BBC Nottingham, and Central South also have similar installations)

If it's new kit, and they haven't had time to pilot, then it is not difficult to imagine how they could end up with no material! (It happened in News 24s early days in 97...)
BU
bugboy
Noggin.
I think you will find it is very different kit (same technology through) to what the BBC use. If they had used the Omnibus kit that i think the BBC use, it would probably have worked!!!!

Here is the press release:


UK breakfast TV show gets makeover from Quantel

UK breakfast broadcaster, GMTV has revamped its station's output with the installation of an integrated server-based system from Quantel. The system will be up and running later this year when London Studios, where GMTV is based, digitises all its studios.

The installation consists of a 14-port Clipbox Power, Clipbox Studio and two edit seats. The 14-port Clipbox will provide instant, direct access to 100 hours of DVC PRO 25 on-line storage for all facilities from lines-in to transmission. Craft editing will be carried out on the two edit seats operating directly with the Clipbox store.
The Clipbox Studio will provide extra storage and transmission backup facility. Clipbox Power and Clipbox Studio with shared unique agility and flexibility will ensure that GMTV will be as up to the minute as possible with late-breaking news, a prime consideration in the never-ending ratings war.

IBIS SprinTx will supply automation, providing media management for ingest to Clipbox from VTRs and lines-in as well as a video server library database manager. IBIS will also provide the desktop journalist with editing via SprinTx ClipTrim. Flash Intercart will supply the familiar Betacart-like gallery control of the Clipbox ports.

Dated:9April2001

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