A discussion has come up in another thread about the Fox affiliate bug that shows up in the lower right of the HD image. Because of the unique "splicer" that Fox uses at each affiliate, it can be loaded with a graphic of the affiliate's bug of choosing. Of course, there are restrictions. The current Fox standard for bug size and placement is shown in the single page PDF:http://vidiot.com/Fox_HD_Logo_Specv4.2.pdf
Even though it is the latest, it contains an error that they appear to have not noticed and fixed. The 719 value on the far right side is really 709.
I'm building a collection of all the Fox affiliate bugs on a web page:http://vidiot.com/cgi-bin/FoxBugs.cgi
Right now it only contains my local affiliate bug. When you hover the cursor over the logo, the station's call letters and city of registration will be shown. How that is done is browser dependent.
As indicated in the spec, the bug is no larger than 5000 pixels and is 96hx80v. The upper left corner of the bug placement area is 1120hx630v.
Here is what I need in order for the image to make the repository:
1) Capture a Fox program with the local bug on screen. An OTA ATSC card in a computer is the best way to capture some of the program. Try and capture some video where the background is dark.
2) Use a program, like VideoReDo to extract a frame.
3) Use a program , like Photoshop, to extract a 96 pixel wide by 80 pixel tall area of the image, starting at 1120h 630v (reference 0 is in the upper left).
4) Save the image as a TIFF, BMP or PNG (JPEGs are too lossy).
5) Put the 96x80 image in a zip file and e-mail it to me (vidiot at vidiot dot com), along with the station's call letters and official FCC city of registration. Use a subject of "Fox bug image" to grab my attention.
I'll then add it to the collection of images.
The reason for the complete 96x80 area is to see where Fox has been placing the images in the splicer, i.e., are they always using upperleft, or starting further down.
If you can't edit the 1280x720 image, you can send me the whole thing and I'll extract the image.
Please, no digital photos of your monitor, TV, etc. That does not provide for an accurate extraction of the bug image. It needs to be a direct ATSC transport stream capture and still image extraction. I know, not everyone can do that. But maybe you know someone who can. Have them do it for you.
Let's see if we can get all of the possible Fox affiliate bugs captured and see which are the best for being viewer friendly, i.e., really transparent, or really opaque and/or ugly.