Originally Posted by Star56
I am getting emails from a guy named Barry Gries and he is seriously confused. He thinks that since 13 uses a 720p standard that everything that goes out the transmitter tower is 720p. I have explained to him that RF signals do not have a resolution.
He honestly seems baffled by my question...when will the local news be in 720p? Barry thinks if I take video with a 1988 VHS camcorder....it magically becomes 720P when it leaves 13's transmitter.
Barry is one of the main engineers @ WTVG, I've been to NAB with him (years back). Any signal converted to "said" reso will be output @ that res...It's not magic, it's about a $4000 black box. Like it was said before, does not mean it's a native res.
Also... the 16x9 SD output WTVG is using, basically if it's like the gear I have, is a SD widescreen chip set camera. It is actually 50 scan line less res, but will output 16x9 signal. We used several production trucks in this config for SPEED channel races during their switch to all HD. This way, while the res was not HD, at least the aspect was correct and the home viewer did not have to watch letterbox or edge crop video.