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Topic # 113628 22-Jan-2013 19:27 Send private message

For the past week or so, everything live coming out of TV3's Auckland studio has looked atrocious !

Too dark, too much ruddy reds etc.

Like someone HDR'd or Instagram'd all the studio footage.

Tonight's Campbell Live with the live cross to Stephen Joyce in Wellington studio showed just how bad things from Auckland look while Wellington was fine.

Joyce looked good while John Campbell looked HDR'd.




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  Reply # 749096 22-Jan-2013 19:52 Send private message

And why do the studio cameras in Campbell live have to be in constant motion. Keep still damn you. If I wanted to be in continuous motion I would hop on a roundabout with the kids!

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  Reply # 749343 23-Jan-2013 09:50 Send private message

This technique helps news programs retain casual viewers with short attention spans by convincing their brain something is happening or is about to happen.

In other news TV One has announced a partnership with logitech to make presenters appear at random like talking dinosaurs, aliens or talking flowers.

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  Reply # 749373 23-Jan-2013 10:26 Send private message

gzt:

In other news TV One has announced a partnership with logitech to make presenters appear at random like talking dinosaurs, aliens or talking flowers.


I would totally watch that.

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  Reply # 749384 23-Jan-2013 10:39 Send private message

A triumph of technology over content.

Wouldn't the money be better spent teaching them to READ from a teleprompt, and stop ad libbing all those umms, arghs and nows. I guess that last is a preferred pause interjection as it helps give the story a sense of urgency.

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  Reply # 749552 23-Jan-2013 14:02 Send private message

Wouldn't it be better to just have one news reader and a half hour program.. This Tweedledee and Tweedledum approach is a complete waist of money..




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  Reply # 749646 23-Jan-2013 15:38 Send private message

old3eyes: Wouldn't it be better to just have one news reader and a half hour program.. This Tweedledee and Tweedledum approach is a complete waist of money..


+1

Prime do the 5.30 bulletin which is far less irritating to watch.

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  Reply # 749649 23-Jan-2013 15:41 Send private message

Maybe the lighting is to help make the presenters more attractive... cue 70's xrated music here !

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  Reply # 749712 23-Jan-2013 16:56 Send private message

old3eyes: This Tweedledee and Tweedledum approach is a complete waist of money..


A waist? It must cost an arm and a leg.

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  Reply # 749893 23-Jan-2013 22:22 Send private message

old3eyes: Wouldn't it be better to just have one news reader and a half hour program.. This Tweedledee and Tweedledum approach is a complete waist of money..


The news is already less than a half-hour program! the trouble is, without a PVR, it takes an hour to watch it.

The slot is 60 minutes.

Subtract:

  • 17 minutes (for commercial breaks)
  • 4 minutes for the cute carefully scripted adlibs between presenters
  • 1 minute for the cute carefully scripted adlibs between presenters and the weather presenter
  • 2 minutes for the weather forecast in the Pacific islands and Australia (which is pointless), and the banal shot of somewhere in NZ
  • 3-4 minutes for the "community busy-body" item at the end: "Jim has been picking up leaves outside local schools for 27 years......."
  • 4-5 minutes for soft "news" coverage on Obama's cat, Kate Middleton's new dress, Algy the claustrophobic budgie, or whatever "human interest" pap they can come up with to pad the program
  • 1 minute for the intro music and closing credits

And you are left with a news of around 26-28 minutes. Subtract another 12 minutes if you don't regard the sports roundup as regular news, and that leaves 14-16 minutes of actual hard news. All carefully crammed into 60 minutes, and needing three presenters to share the hard work.

And that's - drum roll- why I tend to read things online, read the paper, or listen to morning report.



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  Reply # 749919 23-Jan-2013 22:59 Send private message

Gooseybhai: Maybe the lighting is to help make the presenters more attractive... cue 70's xrated music here !


Dunno about that...

Mike McRoberts is looking a bit like Michael Jackson

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  Reply # 749942 23-Jan-2013 23:48 Send private message

And I would swear that the ads for campbell live returning were in HD - the text was at least nice and sharp, yet the news still looks like the same shoddy oversharpened on a crappy image processer SD crap that it always has been since they went 1080.




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  Reply # 749958 24-Jan-2013 01:14

JimmyH:
old3eyes: Wouldn't it be better to just have one news reader and a half hour program.. This Tweedledee and Tweedledum approach is a complete waist of money..


The news is already less than a half-hour program! the trouble is, without a PVR, it takes an hour to watch it.

The slot is 60 minutes.

Subtract:

  • 17 minutes (for commercial breaks)
  • 4 minutes for the cute carefully scripted adlibs between presenters
  • 1 minute for the cute carefully scripted adlibs between presenters and the weather presenter
  • 2 minutes for the weather forecast in the Pacific islands and Australia (which is pointless), and the banal shot of somewhere in NZ
  • 3-4 minutes for the "community busy-body" item at the end: "Jim has been picking up leaves outside local schools for 27 years......."
  • 4-5 minutes for soft "news" coverage on Obama's cat, Kate Middleton's new dress, Algy the claustrophobic budgie, or whatever "human interest" pap they can come up with to pad the program
  • 1 minute for the intro music and closing credits

And you are left with a news of around 26-28 minutes. Subtract another 12 minutes if you don't regard the sports roundup as regular news, and that leaves 14-16 minutes of actual hard news. All carefully crammed into 60 minutes, and needing three presenters to share the hard work.

And that's - drum roll- why I tend to read things online, read the paper, or listen to morning report.



Think you're talking about tv1... Wasn't this a thread about 3?




don't mess with me.... i'm the hd insider....

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  Reply # 749959 24-Jan-2013 01:17

richms: And I would swear that the ads for campbell live returning were in HD - the text was at least nice and sharp, yet the news still looks like the same shoddy oversharpened on a crappy image processer SD crap that it always has been since they went 1080.


If it was gonna be in hd this year wouldn't they have advertised it as being in hd?




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  Reply # 749990 24-Jan-2013 08:34 Send private message

hdinsider:
JimmyH:
old3eyes: Wouldn't it be better to just have one news reader and a half hour program.. This Tweedledee and Tweedledum approach is a complete waist of money..


The news is already less than a half-hour program! the trouble is, without a PVR, it takes an hour to watch it.

The slot is 60 minutes.

Subtract:

  • 17 minutes (for commercial breaks)
  • 4 minutes for the cute carefully scripted adlibs between presenters
  • 1 minute for the cute carefully scripted adlibs between presenters and the weather presenter
  • 2 minutes for the weather forecast in the Pacific islands and Australia (which is pointless), and the banal shot of somewhere in NZ
  • 3-4 minutes for the "community busy-body" item at the end: "Jim has been picking up leaves outside local schools for 27 years......."
  • 4-5 minutes for soft "news" coverage on Obama's cat, Kate Middleton's new dress, Algy the claustrophobic budgie, or whatever "human interest" pap they can come up with to pad the program
  • 1 minute for the intro music and closing credits

And you are left with a news of around 26-28 minutes. Subtract another 12 minutes if you don't regard the sports roundup as regular news, and that leaves 14-16 minutes of actual hard news. All carefully crammed into 60 minutes, and needing three presenters to share the hard work.

And that's - drum roll- why I tend to read things online, read the paper, or listen to morning report.



Think you're talking about tv1... Wasn't this a thread about 3?


They're both have the same level of tabloid news..  JimmyH sumed up pretty well the state of TV news in this country..




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