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Programming and Graphics / Re: Studio Upgrade/Revamp
« on: July 22, 2011, 05:55:44 PM »
IceManNYR, if you do not mind me asking, what device did you use to capture those HD snapshots? If it was an HD PVR from Hauppauge, could you show me how to get it to output in VLC (hence the name of the screenshot file :P)? Apologies for going :offtopic:

Yes the images are from the Hauppauge HD PVR.
I simply played back the file with VLC and used the shift + S command to take the snapshots.
If the files do not play back in VLC it might be because the computer does not have the MPEG4 AVCHD codec installed.
You should be able to google a freeware tool to install a bunch of video codecs.

If you need more help you can PM me so we stay on topic.

Local Forecast / Re: General LF Discussion
« on: July 22, 2011, 01:15:45 PM »
I noticed an interesting outage on Jun 22nd.
On my system we don't have an IS2 and just get the national forecast on the 8's.
There was a problem with the system that generates the HD national forecast and displays the LDL.
When going to the national forecast and we get music and a black screen.
Shortly after we get switched to an SD video feed with weather forecasts and maps.
Am I correct that this is the system that is used if The Weather Channel goes off the air?
Local Forecast Outage

IntelliStar 2 Discussion / Re: IntelliStar 2 Beta Launch
« on: July 22, 2011, 01:00:06 PM »
Are any Verizon FiOS VHOs testing the IntelliStar 2?

Programming and Graphics / Re: Studio Upgrade/Revamp
« on: July 22, 2011, 12:37:44 PM »
For 11am-2pm ET today they are using the Digital Media Center instead of the HD studio and using the old green screen they call the 3D Studio.
During a graphics transition Heather went from standing with Maria in the Digital Media Center to doing the Weekly Planner from the old 3D Studio green screen so I'm guessing those areas are close together.

OCMs & Personalities / Re: Maria LaRosa hired by TWC
« on: July 21, 2011, 01:23:53 AM »
Anyone know if Maria will be a regular on the 11am-2pm shift now that Carl Parker is off Day Planner through severe season?

OCMs & Personalities / Re: Carl Parker Now Dr. Forbes' Right Hand Man
« on: July 21, 2011, 01:21:02 AM »
Carl returned to Day Planner for July 12th working with Heather so I guess he might still do a few OCM shifts a month.

Programming and Graphics / Re: Studio Upgrade/Revamp
« on: July 21, 2011, 01:14:52 AM »
Crystal Egger posted a photo of the old 3D green screen area on March 25th when it was new.
It looks like they took the corner of a studio and painted it green.
That would explain why the keying does not look that good from it.
I'm not sure exactly were it is though its still in use.
I wonder if it will eventually only be used as a backup green screen?

Programming and Graphics / Re: Studio Upgrade/Revamp
« on: July 20, 2011, 10:48:49 PM »
I have to ask....why does the screen stretch that far out...?  :blink:

The new green screen stretches out to the floor so they can be walking on the graphics.
I noticed tonight the old green screen area is still being used.
They had Jim walking on a map. You could tell it was the old green screen because that blue light was reflecting on Jim and the video was noisy and darker.
When Jim was done they went to the new green screen for the Top5 segment with both OCMs standing in a wide camera shot. Old and new are shown in the images below.

Programming and Graphics / Re: Studio Upgrade/Revamp
« on: July 20, 2011, 05:36:16 PM »
Where does WUWA broadcast from then?

Al Roker does his stuff from a studio in the GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Center in NYC and as mentioned Stephanie Abrams does her segments from The Weather Channel HD studio.

On the construction,
I always wondered when they started to use expert desk area if the Global Forecast Center in the background was a part of the old studios.
Am I correct that the HD studio was built and attached to the original building?

Where is the Digital Media Center in relation to the HD studio?

Programming and Graphics / Re: Studio Upgrade/Revamp
« on: July 19, 2011, 10:50:53 PM »
I noticed when they started to use what is now the old 3D Studio (Green Screen) that the video quality was not the best. The color saturation was low, lighting was dark and who ever was standing on the left side had a blue light reflection on them which you can see in the last photo below.
During the construction the last two weeks it looked like they were using the old 3D Studio with the camera zoomed in for the map segments.

Since they switched to the new green screen the lighting and color is much better.
Attached are stills of the new green screen area, still of the new green screen in use and the old green screen.

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