[LINK] NextG Wireless Stays Up As NBN Fibre Broadband Crashes

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Sat Feb 5 12:09:03 AEDT 2011

Technically it may be a really good point - artistically it's terrible.  The window, the tape, the trees waving around like they were in a storm - perfect news TV.  The point is that we need to fix the technical problem - those artistic types are not going to forego an opportunity like that, they would rather work around it.

On 2011/Feb/05, at 10:30 AM, Tom Worthington wrote:

> Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>> ... ABC ...  crosses to Townsville ...  as "via broadband"... there was a window
>> with tape on it and trees blowing in the background ...
> I sent the ABC a message suggesting they point the camera away from the
> window:
> ---
> Have static background for better image on broadband from Cairns
> There was a report from the ABC at the emergency evacuation centre
> located in the Earlville Shopping Centre in Cairns, "via broadband" on
> ABC 24. The reporter was standing in front of a window. When the trees
> outside waved in the wind, the picture broke up. I suggest pointing the
> camera away from the window. Otherwise the compression algorithm will
> waste bandwidth encoding the moving trees, instead of the reporter's 
> face. ...
> ---
> As it can be difficult to know who to contact, I also blogged the 
> suggestion:
> <http://blog.tomw.net.au/2011/02/have-static-background-for-better-image.html>.
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