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

Steven Clark steven.clark at internode.on.net
Mon Feb 7 19:31:19 AEDT 2011

Your advice is sound, but it assumes that someone, anyone, involved understands *why* the broadcast image is breaking up :) (and that they or their superiors care about such things :)

Knowing how to use equipment and understanding how it works, even as a professional, is not the same thing. Tradespeople and professionals used to know the how and why of their crafts, but that is not always so anymore ...

Besides, what would be the point of being 'on location' if you don't include it in the broadcast? Live feeds are all about the local action, rather than quality of delivery. On time trumps on spec in media. (just ask anyone at news corp or msnbc ;)

from Steven via Bandersnatch, a frumious iPad

On 05/02/2011, at 10:00 AM, Tom Worthington <tom.worthington at tomw.net.au> 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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