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News in HD ?

Discussion in 'TVs' started by RecordablDVDfan, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. RecordablDVDfan

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    Ditto as with ads ?? I know that the breakfast shows are HD. Can we expect News at 10 in HD in a few years ?
     
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    The US networks are moving some of their news studios to HD in the US - and Fox News Sunday has been 16:9 SD for a while (like the BBC and Five news is)

    In Japan, NHK News is HD, as are many of their foreign bureaux apparently. In an article I read recently they said 80% of their news output was in HD...
     
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    Its interesting, but after 6 years of SD 16:9 in the UK, most news networks are either still 4:3, or in the case of the BBC stretching the hell out of everything that they don't shoot domestically.

    The fact is, HD news will require such a huge global investment, I doubt we will see it anytime soon.

    Of course, in studio stuff can be. But actually, news is one are where HD is a bit pointless.
     
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    But the BBC News is true 16:9 is'nt it ? The BBC news feeds I get are 16:9
     
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    Yes, but not all the materal was shot at 16:9, much of it ends up being converted to either 14:9 or some shoddy 16:9 super stretch thing.

    Obviously, all the studio stuff is proper 16:9, and many of the BBC originated material. US news and other parts of the globe is still all 4:3.
     
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    BBC News don't super-stretch anything unless a mistake has been made. They may use varying degrees of crop/zoom - but circles should remain circular.

    Increasing amounts of BBC News is being shot in 16:9 - much of the 4:3 material you see converted are library pictures, regional feeds from the remaining 4:3 regions (Southampton, Plymouth, Bristol, Newcastle, Manchester) - or overseas agency feeds. A significant amount of BBC material from overseas (especially self-contained features) are 16:9, most live outside sources are 16:9, all London studios are 16:9, and most network newsgathering is 16:9...

    US stuff is 4:3 because pretty much all news material in the US is 16:9. Liquid News, which was a BBC News show, was 16:9 in Los Angeles for lives and location reports.
     

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