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by dave j
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New Python Outtakes
Replies: 65
Views: 8208

Re: New Python Outtakes

Further to Bernie's reply, on 2" VT of that era, there was often no coherent picture (or indeed stable syncs) for maybe 5 seconds or more after pressing the play button, this being most noticeable on older machines. The clocks allowed the VT engineers to find a ten second cue point by giving time to...
by dave j
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: A BBC-backed rival to Quantel's Paintbox?
Replies: 16
Views: 2623

Re: A BBC-backed rival to Quantel's Paintbox?

They were certainly both being developed at the same time, but the pace of development differed between the conservative, in-house, engineering focus of the BBC and the commercial, customer led development of Quantel. Quantel used an artist to help design a product that would be appeal to buyers, an...
by dave j
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: A BBC-backed rival to Quantel's Paintbox?
Replies: 16
Views: 2623

Re: A BBC-backed rival to Quantel's Paintbox?

The BBC frequently researched and developed equipment that was similar to kit being developed by manufacturers, in fact the BBC was frequently first with the developing technology only to be overtaken by a commercial product that had actually benefited from being a slightly later device. Sometimes t...
by dave j
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: BBC London News
Replies: 33
Views: 4836

Re: BBC London News

On the subject of the virtual reality studio, does anyone else find it slightly strange that everyone seems to have acquired a warm, salmon pink glow....? It seems from the screenshots that this may be a byproduct of the keyers, but I must say I find the whole effect a little garish. (I quite like t...
by dave j
Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: And so, goodbye TC
Replies: 47
Views: 7755

Re: And so, goodbye TC

............... I wouldn't have called them "cycs" (cycloramas), which I always understood to be a plain coloured drape Agreed, I think the correct name was "Artist Painted Cloth" If memory serves me correctly, that studio was regularly hired back by scenic artists well into the 2000s, but the leve...