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Forum: Broadcasting 16-08-2012, 22:55
Replies: 18
Views: 3,242
Posted By Rab C
You would not notice it to be honest. Lets just...

You would not notice it to be honest. Lets just say they want to upgrade the software on the newsroom systems from 0100-0300 they will not move to another studio/gallery just for that. They will play...
Forum: Broadcasting 16-08-2012, 21:24
Replies: 18
Views: 3,242
Posted By Rab C
Sky Sports News repeats the past hour after...

Sky Sports News repeats the past hour after midnight.

Sky News will repeat a previous hour when they require down time on the studio/control room for technical work but can go live quickly if there...
Forum: Broadcasting 27-07-2012, 05:59
Replies: 17
Views: 1,966
Posted By Rab C
When I joined the BBC Engineering Department 22...

When I joined the BBC Engineering Department 22 years ago the testcard at that stage was generated from a photographic slide scanner.

This was shortly replaced by a solid state electronic device...
Forum: Broadcasting 12-06-2012, 22:44
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By Rab C
Getting a foot in the door in television is very...

Getting a foot in the door in television is very difficult as there will be 1000's of people in the same situation as you I am afraid. E-mailing senior production staff on shows will just get...
Forum: Advice 19-03-2012, 23:30
Replies: 12
Views: 3,941
Posted By Rab C
I assume you mean there are gaps appearing...

I assume you mean there are gaps appearing between two adjoining lengths of laminate rather than a split on a piece itself?

It all sounds like the floor was badly laid, you mention glueing a...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-02-2012, 22:18
Replies: 29
Views: 3,046
Posted By Rab C
I remember working in the crew of the pilot of...

I remember working in the crew of the pilot of Absolutely Fabulous. It was recorded over two days.

The first day was a pre-record of dream scenes starring Jennifer Saunders and thought to myself...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-02-2012, 22:12
Replies: 29
Views: 3,046
Posted By Rab C
Sketch shows are best pre-recorded, there is...

Sketch shows are best pre-recorded, there is nothing worse than having an audience having to watch re-take after re-take and then pretend to laugh like they have never heard the punchline before.
Forum: Broadcasting 18-02-2012, 20:13
Replies: 29
Views: 3,046
Posted By Rab C
This clip was shot in TC6 (Television Centre...

This clip was shot in TC6 (Television Centre Studio 6). I worked in that very studio as an Engineer in the early 90's but it was still using technology installed in the late 60's.

The cameras seen...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 18-01-2012, 06:04
Replies: 711
Views: 86,926
Posted By Rab C
I went to see a recording of 'They think it is...

I went to see a recording of 'They think it is all over' and a lot of the material was un-broadcastable due to guest Jonathan Ross's comments about disabled people.

You had to be there...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-01-2012, 21:10
Replies: 14
Views: 2,321
Posted By Rab C
Just watched it... Court sketch - Dragged on,...

Just watched it...
Court sketch - Dragged on, could have finished with the girl
Mel and Griff - Painful to watch, with Kwik Fit / Bank job the only laugh in it
Supermarket - You knew with five...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-09-2011, 20:47
Replies: 40
Views: 2,746
Posted By Rab C
1982 Sinclair ZX Spectrum

1982 Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-09-2011, 20:40
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By Rab C
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/extra...

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/extracting-numbers-from-alphanumeric-strings-HA001154901.aspx
Forum: Broadcasting 21-09-2011, 06:13
Replies: 27
Views: 3,992
Posted By Rab C
Indeed. This concept may have worked in the old...

Indeed. This concept may have worked in the old days but not now in the multichannel playout world.

Not sure what it is like now but for a long at the BBC there was a dedicated control room for BBC1...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 23-07-2011, 18:22
Replies: 132
Views: 5,934
Posted By Rab C
Been using it for a couple days and bit like the...

Been using it for a couple days and bit like the transition to Snow Leopard, the changes are there if you want them, no major learning curve apart from scrolling now being more iPad like.

Can't see...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 29-04-2011, 05:40
Replies: 56
Views: 6,716
Posted By Rab C
Matt Allwright and the production people who do...

Matt Allwright and the production people who do Rogue Traders bit spring to mind. The bits where they do something 'hilarious' as part of a sting is painful television.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 14-04-2011, 19:52
Replies: 12
Views: 3,331
Posted By Rab C
Reminds of the early days of Channel 4 and the...

Reminds of the early days of Channel 4 and the automation system cut the announcer short.

The announcer was saying 'Now on Channel 4, with Jack Hargreaves, the old country'.

Trouble is the audio...
Forum: Virgin Media TV and Phone 19-03-2011, 12:48
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By Rab C
Show the installer what cables are already there...

Show the installer what cables are already there as he may be able to re-use them.

The multiroom feed does not come from the main box but from the splitter box on the outside wall.
Forum: Mobile Phones 26-02-2011, 19:54
Replies: 6
Views: 1,722
Posted By Rab C
Indeed, this issue gave me a wake up call to the...

Indeed, this issue gave me a wake up call to the insurance and has now been cancelled.
Forum: Mobile Phones 26-02-2011, 09:45
Replies: 6
Views: 1,722
Posted By Rab C
Power cycled router and it all came good, even...

Power cycled router and it all came good, even though our two laptops connecting fine and fault was also present on a wifi network at a relatives..hmmm
Forum: Mobile Phones 26-02-2011, 08:31
Replies: 6
Views: 1,722
Posted By Rab C
Have faulty iPhone 3GS, out of warranty but have O2 insurance

I am a bit confused, I have a faulty iPhone where it will no longer switch to Wifi from 3G.

Have gone through all the fault finding; resetting network settings, system restore, etc. Fault exists on...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-02-2011, 17:47
Replies: 3,211
Views: 3,013,983
Posted By Rab C
He is more interested in his cup of tea!

He is more interested in his cup of tea!
Forum: General Discussion 13-02-2011, 16:57
Replies: 240
Views: 14,973
Posted By Rab C
A friend knocked on this door during a Christmas...

A friend knocked on this door during a Christmas collection with their Santa Sleigh.

A young woman in her dressing gown answered the door and her kid shouted 'Santa!' and tried to leg it...
Forum: Sky 04-11-2010, 19:14
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By Rab C
A lot of material is usually recorded on video...

A lot of material is usually recorded on video and the film effect added in post production.
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 08-10-2010, 18:54
Replies: 27
Views: 2,452
Posted By Rab C
Bit like the original iPhone camera which could...

Bit like the original iPhone camera which could not read barcodes either. With the autofocus/higher resolution of the 3GS onwards barcode reading worked.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-10-2010, 15:21
Replies: 328
Views: 36,114
Posted By Rab C
Just caught up with this on Sky+ and got to the...

Just caught up with this on Sky+ and got to the third sketch then deleted it. It was so painful to watch :(

The Dragon's Den sketch on Children in Need night was very funny with the real dragons...
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