Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



736 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 52


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.




View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
517 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 37


  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!

gzt

4331 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 196

Subscriber

  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.

134 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 45


  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.

238 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  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.

5341 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 208

Subscriber

  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..




Regards,

Old3eyes

2586 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 358


  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.

975 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 33

Subscriber

  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 !

Hawkes Bay
8481 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 749650 23-Jan-2013 15:43 Send private message

bom chikka wow wowwwwww




Visit http://www.thecloud.net.nz for New Zealand based Hosted Exchange, Virtual Servers, Web Hosting, FTP Backup & more.
(1GB free FTP storage, or larger plans from $5.75)
 
 - Setup your own mailserver at home on Ubuntu Server - full step by step howto here.
 - Have you seen this: Nathan "KFC4LIFE" Dunn.


480 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  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.

1310 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 235


  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.



736 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 52


  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

Tongue Out

10879 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 440

Trusted
Subscriber

  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.




Richard rich.ms

526 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 9


  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....

526 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 9


  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?




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

5341 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 208

Subscriber

  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..




Regards,

Old3eyes

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Orcon Global Mode launched
Created by freitasm, last reply by tgzerozone on 28-Aug-2014 07:49 (94 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Advice on Residential Fence replacement and neighbour
Created by networkn, last reply by nickrout on 27-Aug-2014 19:45 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


What would show if the net went down?
Created by gnfb, last reply by gnfb on 27-Aug-2014 23:33 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Moving to Auckland - advise & recommendation
Created by nakedmolerat, last reply by nakedmolerat on 26-Aug-2014 22:48 (47 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Vodafone TV multicast settings on pfSense?
Created by kenkeniff, last reply by kenkeniff on 27-Aug-2014 10:32 (182 replies)
Pages... 11 12 13


XtraHost - Closing
Created by achieveit, last reply by quickymart on 27-Aug-2014 18:57 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Slingshots Front Up! Are applauding or sceptical?
Created by gnfb, last reply by gnfb on 26-Aug-2014 21:49 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Another Gaming computer help question
Created by Lyderies, last reply by timmmay on 26-Aug-2014 18:06 (38 replies)
Pages... 2 3



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.