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noggin14,271 posts since 26 Jun 2001



An interesting tweet - seemingly BBC Reith is making it to the regions (going by the responses).


My guess is that getting it into some regional Astons might be tricky, particularly the older ones which may only have 3.5" floppies and 44/88MB Syquests.
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deejay2,853 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Central (South) Oxford
Rumbled. Fivers all round then? Very Happy

Despite it being nearly 30 years old it does have an Ethernet port on it and files can be copied straight into it via a bit of desktop software (that amazingly still works) called Aston Gateway. It can also accept images on floppy disc and Magneto-Optical discs (that look like a big MiniDisc) but I haven't used either of those for a very long time.
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noggin14,271 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Christ. What’s the specs? CPU/RAM etc?


They're kind of irrelevant I suspect - as the video rendering is more custom hardware than software. Astons weren't PC-based solutions like Caspar, Viz etc. are.

The original Motifs had 44MB removable hard drives for archive storage to backup entire shows...
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Earlie37269 posts since 20 Oct 2003
Meridian (South) South Today
It's good to see that the local regions have finally been updated with the new templates for BBC Sport recently. I'm assuming the massive delay in deploying them was possibly down to getting the Reith font on to the various systems as discussed a few posts back.

Don't know if it is a problem in other regions but the new split screen has a problem with the text where it's actually transparent on the South Today template. It's a bit hard to see on this photo but you can see how Tony's tie shows through the word 'STUDIO'.

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RDJ2,656 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
It's good to see that the local regions have finally been updated with the new templates for BBC Sport recently. I'm assuming the massive delay in deploying them was possibly down to getting the Reith font on to the various systems as discussed a few posts back.


Not all regions. Birmingham are certainly still using the old Sport graphics and old Sport logo. Not a hint of Reith anywhere yet on Midlands Today.
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deejay2,853 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Central (South) Oxford
It's good to see that the local regions have finally been updated with the new templates for BBC Sport recently. I'm assuming the massive delay in deploying them was possibly down to getting the Reith font on to the various systems as discussed a few posts back.

Don't know if it is a problem in other regions but the new split screen has a problem with the text where it's actually transparent on the South Today template. It's a bit hard to see on this photo but you can see how Tony's tie shows through the word 'STUDIO'.

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Hmm! That’s a discrepancy between black and see-through, which look the same on the output of the Aston but are different when you look at the corresponding key signal. I’m sure the head scratchers are on the case in Southampton on that one.
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