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Old 2009-11-14, 02:09 AM   #31
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I thought it was just me! They seem to have improved their effects today but they are still green/blue screening all the news anchor shots...you can tell from the background and how its not quite right. Are they doing some newsroom renovations? They said they're going HD before the Olympics, so several more months of testing?
Yes, you are correct. There is a green screen behind them (the anchors). It looks so fake and there seems to be no movement behind in the newsroom! LOL! The exciting news is that you don't have to wait long for the new HD studio. They will be unveiling the new studio on Monday, November 16, 2009!

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Old 2009-11-14, 02:34 AM   #32
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That's great! It's about time! Looking forward to it.
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Old 2009-11-14, 02:39 AM   #33
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I can handle looking at Pamela and Tamara Taggart (is she expecting again?) but the thought of Bill Good in HD?!!!
I don't mind watching Sarah Galashan though, but probably only til after 2010 Olympics.
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Old 2009-11-16, 08:25 PM   #34
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CTV News at 5 isn't widescreen yet. Maybe they'll do a big unveiling with the main show at 6
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Old 2009-11-17, 03:36 PM   #36
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Yeah, I had a talk with Renu Bakshi.. she said they delayed it. No idea why but it is confirmed that they're launching the HD set sometime this week. I wonder when!!

I'll post an update as soon as I know when!
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Old 2009-11-18, 08:15 PM   #37
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They are going full 16:9 HD Monday November 23. They were planning to go a week earlier but they are upgrading their set and there was a delay with some of the set pieces. They technically have been in HD for weeks but are "artificially" adding the black pillars until the actual launch. All of their field cameras and editing are also HD, but their microwave trucks and helicopter won't be upgraded until next year.
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Old 2009-11-20, 02:00 AM   #38
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Think there'll be an on-air mention of the fact they're now broadcasting the news from Vancouver in HD?

Kudos to be had if they mention that they're available OTA in HD as well.
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Old 2009-11-20, 06:32 AM   #39
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Think there'll be an on-air mention of the fact they're now broadcasting the news from Vancouver in HD?

Kudos to be had if they mention that they're available OTA in HD as well.
As with all other CTV programming, CTV broadcast has been HD for at least one year now, both OTA and cable of course. But only until recently (September 09) that Vancouver newsroom coverage and some local news coverage became HD all the way from camera to broadcast (although still 4:3). Like somebody said earlier, the black side-bars are added back in in purpose before the final glitches to be ironed out. I've seen this practice on some other US TV stations a few years ago before they went for all HD source news. They added black side-bars so bad that they couldn't cover up the top most few lines and you could see picture extended beyond 4:3 boundaries all the way to 16:9 boundaries.

Looking forward to the day they remove the side bars.
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I was listening to Bill Good on CKNW this morning and he said that he has done camera tests for lighting the new set. He also mentioned that they would be flicking the switch on Monday. Excited to see how CTV News looks in widescreen
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Old 2009-11-21, 09:56 PM   #41
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can't wait. the ctv toronto hd studios look spectacular. hope the ones here are just as good
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Old 2009-11-23, 02:15 PM   #42
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Vancouver, BC (November 23, 2009) – Starting today, CTV British Columbia (CTV BC) becomes the first television station in British Columbia to broadcast local news in full HD, from field acquisition to studio. The local news broadcasts, airing weekdays at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. and weekends at 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., now join CTV National News and a full complement of CTV programming airing in full high definition (HD). CTV BC NEWS, lead by anchors Pamela Martin and Bill Good, premieres its modernized set, enhanced weather features, and new format, all in crystal clear HD, tonight, Monday, November 23 at 5 p.m. PT.

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Old 2009-11-23, 05:01 PM   #43
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Well then this is it! 2 hours 59 minutes to go!
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Old 2009-11-23, 05:28 PM   #44
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Awesome confirmation. I'll be sure to tune in today at 5
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Old 2009-11-23, 08:01 PM   #45
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First 16:9 fullscreen HD view of the newsroom! Yeah!
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