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Topic # 26991 9-Oct-2008 15:46
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Hi all,

Does anyone know if the V8's are ever recorded/broadcast in HD in Australia?
TV3 has this live (yay anyone can watch it!), but they don't have the little HD logo up next to this on their web TV listings.
Not sure if it's native HD in Australia yet anyway, anyone know?

Cheers.

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  Reply # 170193 9-Oct-2008 16:10
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Its in widescreen but not HD as far as i can tell (in aus). Found that on yourtv.com.au, by the way its on channel 7 in aus



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  Reply # 170207 9-Oct-2008 16:47
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Sweet widescreen is a step up already.
Freeview has opened the door to broadcast's in the aspect ratio of most newer TV's.

The online F1 streams have been in widescreen and they look great, presumably in HD as well.
I hear the F1 has been in widescreen for a while but SKY has started broadcasting it this way too.
(I do not have SKY, so unfortunately can't comment on that.)

Thanks for the info, looking forward to the weekend.

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  Reply # 170228 9-Oct-2008 17:53
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TV3's Bathurst will not be in HD, as it's a live event. The main control-room can't handle HD, and the feed on the fibre across the ditch from Ch7 will only be in SD anyways.
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  Reply # 171083 14-Oct-2008 15:20
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PromNZ: TV3's Bathurst will not be in HD, as it's a live event. The main control-room can't handle HD, and the feed on the fibre across the ditch from Ch7 will only be in SD anyways.
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Fibre, no, they'd take it straight off the Globecast feed on Optus D2.

So the TV3 control room can't handle live HD stuff?  That's odd, as HD sport is a big draw card.  Especially annoying as A1GP will be in HD as from round 3.


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  Reply # 171089 14-Oct-2008 15:31
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Yeah mybad, I assumed they were going to use via Globecast fibre ex Sydney but did take D2 instead.

The monitoring and cameras aren't HD, vm desk & gfx are (and lol so is sound!).



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  Reply # 171098 14-Oct-2008 16:26
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Yeah it raises a good point though, that all the stages along the distribution chain need to be HD capable before it can be broadcast in HD.  Formula one is definately widescreen now, but apparently is still not consistently HD. 

I wonder if the format will be 720p or 1080i, (as the interlaced signal still allows some motion blur with fast movement, which can happen in motor racing depending on the camera shot).  Either way though it will be an improvement as we've got interlaced now anyway.

I watched the bathurst over freeview satellite in the end for most of the race and the picture was flippin good.  Given good quality SD content, both the freeview mediums (uhf/sat) can look bloody good.  And I really enjoyed being able to watch that on free to air, so top marks to TV3 from me!

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  Reply # 171121 14-Oct-2008 18:51
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Jaxson:so top marks to TV3 from me!


Except the fact they thought it would be a good idea to give us a 3 minute news "update" at 6pm.

Expected better considering the backlash that occured each year when TVNZ when to their news.




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  Reply # 171161 14-Oct-2008 21:12
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3 did the news update instead of a commercial break that happened at the same time, nothing serious tbh.

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  Reply # 171178 14-Oct-2008 22:50
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well the uplink for Bathurst was in 8MB/s SD using 4:2:2 chroma, so was about as good as you can get in standard def really.  What TV3 did to it after that, well I don't know.  I thought it was good anyhow.

F1 isn't given to most broadcasters in true HD yet, I'm yet to see a good quality non-upscaled version of any race this season.  Fuji Television may well have done the Japanese GP in HD, but not sure.  They have in the past as I understand.

I have hopes it'll all be up and running for 2009.

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  Reply # 171216 15-Oct-2008 08:45
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I heard a month or two ago that HD broadcasts of F1 events depends upon the host broadcaster as the F1 organization does not specify HD coverage only SD..




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  Reply # 171221 15-Oct-2008 09:14
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Yeah no complaints about the coverage here.  I thought it was good all afternoon.

Looks like a few grand prixs were in HD, but yes the rest are not, widescreen only.  Then as you say, the distribution of it to the broadcasters and then the gear they use all needs to be capable as well before it can reach us in HD.  Here's hoping it takes off soon.

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