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J301 post since 12 Nov 2017 new member
Anglia (East) Look East
I'm sure I'm seeing promos on BBC1 that use graphics that look too soft, like they're upscales from SD rather than native HD.

The endboards for the iPlayer promos look like that, and so have the captions on the Blue Planet II ones I've seen recently.

Does anybody else recognise what I'm talking about?
Markymark5,410 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
I'm sure I'm seeing promos on BBC1 that use graphics that look too soft, like they're upscales from SD rather than native HD.

The endboards for the iPlayer promos look like that, and so have the captions on the Blue Planet II ones I've seen recently.

Does anybody else recognise what I'm talking about?


This was discussed in DS at length a few months ago, it seems that currently most (all ?) promos on BBC TV are still produced in SD, it's a contractual thing apparently.
MMcG198527 posts since 14 Dec 2014
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This was discussed in DS at length a few months ago, it seems that currently most (all ?) promos on BBC TV are still produced in SD, it's a contractual thing apparently.


Linked to the existing Red Bee/Ericsson playout contract, which I believe comes to an end in a matter of weeks?
MMcG198527 posts since 14 Dec 2014
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Wasn't the upgrade to HD supposed to happen last year, but got pushed back?


I recall comments along those lines: where it was believed that trails would switch to HD when trail production moved back in-house, from Red Bee. But trails remained in SD after that move. I believe that the existing playout contract stipulated that trails must be delivered in SD. That contract expires at the end of the year, so it's possible that trails could go HD in 2018.

I know that locally produced BBC NI trails have been in HD for some time. Presumably the same is the case for BBC Wales and BBC Scotland - can't recall?
denton970 posts since 4 Jan 2003
All BBC NI locally produced trails have been made and transmitted in HD on BBC One NI for the past 5 years. Network trails remain upscaled from SD.

Bumper trails (made by programme production teams) e.g. Match of the Day, etc... are HD. These are either played out live from the programme gallery, or played down the line and lines recorded in HD for later TX.
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