: Old CBC HD (Official thread) 2005 to May 2006.
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2006-01-21, 02:59 PM
Yeesh, that's ironic. DHC is all about getting the best solutions, then we do a Luddite thing like that? I must have slept through that argument here.
The next "luddite" decision may be made on January 23, however, "it is the will of the people". ;)
2006-01-24, 02:49 PM
Any word on when we will see the HD test paterns run again?
Keep your eye on the following thread. That question was not asked this week yet... ;)
Here's an odd one for you Marc. I was watching the programme "Shakin' All Over" tonight and it started out in 16:9, however, it changed to 4:3 after the first commercial. I can see why - someone had put the graphic overlays on as though this was a 4:3 programme, but it was all 16:9, except for the stupid graphic overlays. Looks like someone screwed up.
Too bad, it would have been nice to see the 16:9 programme in 16:9, but I would have misssed the bottom line of all the overlays... Dumb Dumb Dumb.
Great programme though.
A had a look at the tape this morning. The show was tagged as 16:9 in the automation and paperwork, that's why the the first segment aired as it did, but those graphics made it a 4:3 show. A note will be sent to the producers regarding graphic placement.
Thanks Marc. It's so great to have you on this forum to forward our feedback to your various departments and to provide valuable feedback/information to us in return.
2006-01-31, 01:23 PM
Boy the CBC produces some great content. My wife and I really enjoyed the show. It would have been nice if some of the musical content could have been DD 5.1, but I recognize that this was a documentary, not a musical and that most of the content would have been acoustically-challenged anyway. (And maybe on a rebroadcast the 16:9/4:3 overlay issue will be corrected.)
I liked the mention near the end of the show of the importance of CanCon. I think that many of today's music listeners do not appreciate how little airplay of Canadian talent there was before CanCon. I'm sure we lost a lot of good musical talent because performers couldn't get beyond clubs on Vancouver's West 4th Avenue, Toronto's Yorkville and other small venues.
As I drove into work today, I realized that my car CD player was all CanCon. Buble, Jacksoul and Oh, What A Feeling2. Kind of makes that hour enjoyable.
2006-01-31, 01:26 PM
My recollection is that The Beachcombers was a significant success for CBC in terms of foreign sales. I see that there have been a few attempts at Beachcomber specials.
I think it would be nice to see a Beachcomber special in HD. It would sure show off the scenery on the BC coast. And maybe a Beachcombers HD series? That should be marketable internationally.
2006-01-31, 05:04 PM
Shakin' All Over
I enjoyed this program inspite of the difficulties with the video. As mentioned, the start of the program was in the wrong aspect ratio with important information disappearing off the top and bottom of the screen. However there also seemed to be problems from time to time with clips that appeared to be the right aspect ratio but was was showing as window boxed, black bars on all sides. All in all not a good demonstration of the HD channel.
There were a number of the bands that I can't remember hearing anything about. I didn't catch the TV music shows mentioned and didn't go to live events so that may explain it.
I know many people take great exception to the CANCOM music regulations for radio but I do think that the radio stations were abysmal in their playing of Canadian content until the CANCOM regulations came into effect.
Alan, the entire programme was 16:9. Up to the first commercial, it was shown "fullscreen", but the "graphics" were off the bottom of the screen.
After the first commercial, the programme was shown "windowboxed" (black bars all around) for the remainder of the 2 hours, so you could see the graphics, which were added incorrectly, outside the 16:9 area, post-production. See posts 667/8.
2006-01-31, 05:38 PM
Thanks, I did not appreciate that. I guess that was the correct thing to do but it did spoil the program to an extent. Ah, the bleeding edge of technology strikes again. This was the first time I have experienced this type of glitch that I am aware off.
As an added comment. I can't use the spell checker accessed by the ABC icon to the top right with the IE 7 Beta 2 but have to use the Ispell invoked by a well hidden Ispell activation from the top Tool Bar. I happened to stumble on it by accident and remembered to try it when the ABC icon just asked me to download the Ispell program and then refused to proceed to load it as it said I already had it loaded. A glitch with IE 7 maybe.
Hugh Thanks... Name confusion?
You may wish to post your IE7 comment in the IE7 thread...
2006-01-31, 06:15 PM
Sorry, I am confused today. Maybe the stress of installing IE7 as well as doing other things at home here. Too many things. I'll copy the IE 7 comments to the IE 7 thread as well.
Marc, "Opening Night" has been on for the last 2 weeks in Widescreen, but it's not listed in your HD listings...
2006-02-03, 02:13 AM
do you know if CBUT-DT Vancouver staff (or whomever) will be working on their PSIP information in the near future? It's displaying "VANC-HD" instead of the call letters and there is no program information in the guide. The date and time are correct though.
As it happens, I had a chat when the supervisor yesterday because I think next week's schedule is missing items too. I'm told that due to last minute programming decisions the whole HD/WS business can be a moving target. The practice is: when in doubt, leave it out. I don't know if it applies to this incident. In any case, I forwarded your report.
Thanks for the heads up stampeder.
FYI The date, time and call letters are generated at the transmitter. The program guide information comes from Toronto. There are some issues with sending the PSIP data over fibre. It's not as stable as it should be. We're working on a fix with the carrier.
I've notified the engineer in charge.
(PS I typed CBUT-DT PSIP in the title. I guess the forum decided to correct my capitalization? :()