Originally Posted by jdspencer
Fine, then these stations should upgrade to HD, right?
Of course, $$$ is the problem.
But, to brighten up their studios would only require some new lighting equipment, or is that only SD too?
HD does make bad lighting more evident, but there's no magic to the equipment needed to make a subject look good. One of the unfortunate side effects of cameras getting so much better over the years is that they will tolerate really poor lighting technique that would have been rejected out of hand back in the image orthicon / vidicon / plumbicon tube days. The picture might not look very good, but there is
a picture, and the camera pickup devices aren't being damaged.
In many instances, several hundred dollars worth of well chosen paint for the set, careful deployment of existing lighting fixtures, and good choice of clothing and makeup will make an enormous difference without replacing a single piece of equipment.