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Topic # 32185 15-Apr-2009 17:49
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Just wondering if anyone knows if the Hamilton V8s this weekend will be available in HD on tv3?

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  Reply # 207132 15-Apr-2009 18:00
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My flatmate is a huge V8 fan and the word is its still in SD, Channel 7 Australia will be providing the feed, etc

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  Reply # 207146 15-Apr-2009 19:22
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mentalinc: Just wondering if anyone knows if the Hamilton V8s this weekend will be available in HD on tv3?


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Just looked in TV Guide.  No mention of HD..  Typical for NZ sport..





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  Reply # 207196 16-Apr-2009 01:38
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mentalinc: Just wondering if anyone knows if the Hamilton V8s this weekend will be available in HD on tv3?
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IMHO You'ld be better off getting in touch with the V8 office ASAP

846 6559

9am - 5pm

email info@csml.co.nz

as a last resort you could email teleops@hcc.govt.nz  and ask for your email to be forwarded to someone that can give you a ring back (or a return email back)

O_O Just checked my roster and I'm working the teleops desk the V8 weekend which is umm ....this weekend .... ummm ...oh dear ....




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  Reply # 207277 16-Apr-2009 12:29
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almost certain it won't be in HD.  No V8 Supercar events have been in HD yet.  Seven don't really tend to do much in HD, guess it depends on whether they'll bring over their own equipment or not.  Will probably be a high bitrate SD feed (8mb/s or so) sent back to Australia via Optus D2 using a Globecast transponder

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  Reply # 207319 16-Apr-2009 14:52
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yea - wot he said...

V8's are filmed by V8 Supercar TV (or that's what they were called last time I checked), which is a subsidary of V8 Supercars Australia.  They send the feeds to 7 for processing.  Not exactly sure about the tron, but I assume they will provide the coverage here as well, unless its contracted to 3 - in which case you know it won't be in HD Smile

Tony Cochrane (V8 Supercars Chairman) made a comment early/mid last year that HD was on the V8 horizon but not a priority, his indication from that interview that it was unlikely in the near future, but may happen during 09 depending on priorities.

I would assume the given the state of the auto industry, and pressure on V8 funding sources that the HD priorities would be currently very low.


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  Reply # 207336 16-Apr-2009 16:36
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There are HD OB trucks based here in NZ run by OSB, Kordia can link in HD via satellite uplinks so it is technically possible. 3 as far as I know have no permanent incoming HD feeds but if someone stumped up the $, it could be done. The video feeds from across the Tasman (and beyond) are still SD I think into their building.



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  Reply # 207351 16-Apr-2009 17:53
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Cool thanks for the replies, looks like my guess was right




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  Reply # 207398 16-Apr-2009 21:53
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Hamilton V8's coverage will def not in HD. TV3's truck there for unilaterals is TAB SD only, the host isn't using OSB but their flyaway kit which puts everything into portacom units (no centralised OB truck).

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  Reply # 207466 17-Apr-2009 08:35
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Its gunna be in HD, 3D for me. I have tickets. You know theres still planty available, so get in the car and see it live. Much better live, although you see LOTS more racing on TV, but thats what the big screens are for.

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BadMac: Its gunna be in HD, 3D for me. I have tickets. You know theres still planty available, so get in the car and see it live. Much better live, although you see LOTS more racing on TV, but thats what the big screens are for.


LOL. Me goes green with envy.Yell You just can't beat that ground-shaking and chest-rattling noise at the circuit.

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  Reply # 207884 19-Apr-2009 08:51
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"Hamilton V8's coverage will def not in HD. TV3's truck there for unilaterals is TAB SD only, the host isn't using OSB but their flyaway kit which puts everything into portacom units (no centralised OB truck)."

Yay someone who knows what they are talking about. OSB doesn't always mean HD
There is a centralised truck/Container how ever.Known as the host broadcaster. It comes as part of the flyaway kit, its very impressive, I used it when TVNZ had the V8s (ah the good old days). The kit is used all over Australia and Asia, V8s and A1GP

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  Reply # 207923 19-Apr-2009 13:40
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Looks like the Ozzys are calling the shots here.  "Your watching the Hamilton 400 on 7" 




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  Reply # 207940 19-Apr-2009 16:05
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Once they goto HD, would there be any probs getting an HD video feed out of the cars given the bandwidth needs?

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  Reply # 207944 19-Apr-2009 16:16
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DjShadow: Once they goto HD, would there be any probs getting an HD video feed out of the cars given the bandwidth needs?


HD feeds from the cars can be done, You just need to upgrade the cameras and links to carry HD which again is about the $$. Also you might need to licence more bandwidth to transmit your signal. They would more than likely up convert the SD  back in the link truck and pass on a HD signal when they 1st go HD, to the host broadcaster.

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  Reply # 207956 19-Apr-2009 16:48
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tstone:
BadMac: Its gunna be in HD, 3D for me. I have tickets. You know theres still planty available, so get in the car and see it live. Much better live, although you see LOTS more racing on TV, but thats what the big screens are for.


LOL. Me goes green with envy.Yell You just can't beat that ground-shaking and chest-rattling noise at the circuit.


^^ This

Our contractor we use for noise compliants is right down there. They said it wasn't so much the noise but the fact that you could't get away from it. Ground shaking and chest rattling alright.

I'm also happy to report there it wasn't as crazy as last year at the HCC after hours calls desk :D . Saturday was busy and sunday was quiet. Not that many calls about the V8s really. Just mainly about the bus services (gotta love a 24hr call desk for the buses we can put people throgh to :D). I think we might of gotten at most 5 or 6 noise compliants about it - tons better than last year :D

And yes. We could hear the noise from the cars where we were in Garden Place !!!!

PS Just noticed while packing up to go home - they had heart monitors for the drivers ??? Crazy !




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