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Old October 23rd, 2002, 07:13 AM   #1
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Something for UK TV viewers...

Sorry folks but I reckon only members in the UK can answer this...

One of the regular 'soaps' on ITV1 (Emmerdale) has done something to the way they produce their programmes. From an obvious bog standard video production (mixture of set and OB) it now has a 'film look'.

Any ideas on what they have done as it now has the look of film shot drama 'specials'.

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Old October 24th, 2002, 09:36 PM   #2
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try emailing them?
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Old October 28th, 2002, 03:46 AM   #3
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Would you want to put your name to the fact that you had been caught waching a soap? ;-)

I is no big deal, I was just curious if anyone knew...

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Old October 29th, 2002, 08:42 PM   #4
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your right

i took a look on the satellite and its definately frame mode and virtually noiseless - which leads me to think HDW-F900

looks like they have a new lighting director too
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Old November 4th, 2002, 06:32 AM   #5
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Thanks for taking the time to look.

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Old November 4th, 2002, 03:21 PM   #6
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I suspect Sony IMX on this one... My cousin directed some Emmerdale episodes two years ago and they were experimenting with digibeta and deinterlacing - IMX would be the natural step.
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Old November 13th, 2002, 06:07 AM   #7
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Old November 18th, 2002, 10:33 AM   #8
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I've started seeing more and more of this on digital cable here - BBC news and documentaries as well as soaps (I don't watch these of course:p).

I was wondering if the driver behind this is to increase the quality of transmissions but use only the same bandwidth. I've seen a lot of macroblock pixellation on some channels (using too little bandwidth for their content I would say) but those looking "progressive" don't seem to have this.

I can believe that MPEG2 compression would be more efficient if it didn't have to compress field interlace jaggies - but this is just a gut feel on my part.

Does anyone have any insight on the reasons production companies may have for going progressive?

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