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post #61 of 90
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Looks like Los Angeles won't be getting any HD UPN. For that matter, we no longer get any UPN DTV.
Well that answers half my question. I was going to ask if they were going to rerun it in HD on Sunday for those of us that already have a busy Wednesday viewing night. Why the hell doesn't the market where the show is produced show it in HD?

Also to reiterate... I want my HD TiVo now...
post #62 of 90
So, then if WWOR isn't doing it yet (still can't confirm), the #1 and #2 markets in the country won't have UPN in HD. That's crazy. Well, at least between the Jets and Giants, we kinda have one whole football team. :(
post #63 of 90
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...53#post2783753
One of the Bobs (Ross or Olsen) should give us the heads-up today whether Chicago will get some UPN HD for Wednesday.
I think Philly is #4, and I think I read they'll be getting UPN HD tomorrow.
post #64 of 90
Thread Starter 
> I was going to ask if they were going to rerun it in HD on Sunday for those of us that already have a busy Wednesday viewing night.

I asked that question of an engineering contact at KTXA-DT here in Dallas and was advised that initially only the Wednesday night broadcast will be in HD.
post #65 of 90
KCOP-DT is currently off the air as they are relocating their antenna from the north side of Mt. Wilson to the KTTV-DT site on the top of the Mt.
post #66 of 90
TitanTV does not list Enterprise as HD for the Detroit market.
post #67 of 90
it doesn't list it as HD for any market.
post #68 of 90
Any word about SF Bay Area marketplace? Is UPN 44/45 HD yet?
post #69 of 90
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Originally posted by bpearse
Any word about SF Bay Area marketplace? Is UPN 44/45 HD yet?
The local PR person for UPN 44 has said yes, but she is not the UPN 44 engineer so, if I were you, I would not believe it until I see it.
post #70 of 90
From what I have read UPN45 in the bay area is only 480P. It is a simple rebroadcast of 480i material. So my guess is no HD here. :confused:
post #71 of 90
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Originally posted by ThumperBoy
I thought it has been stated before that shows with so many CGI effects are too expensive to produce in HD?
If we we talking TNG or DS9, it would be more practical as many FX shots employed the use of models in those series (which means primary elements would allready be in HD resolution). However, since the later seasons of Voyager, models have all but been ousted from Start Trek. Too bad, too. The models looked so much better. They were just getting too expensive, especially for one-time "guest" ships. However, creating and shooting the models still would weigh in with less cost than rendering all that CGI in true HD, rather than rendering in SD and upconverting. Using this method still keeps the cost lower than using models. Very important on a show that is struggling to keep its core audience.
post #72 of 90
So, then Enterprise will really be just an upconverted SD to HD broadcast since all the CGI is not in HD resolution?
post #73 of 90
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Originally posted by LATV
KCOP-DT is currently off the air as they are relocating their antenna from the north side of Mt. Wilson to the KTTV-DT site on the top of the Mt.
Excellent timing. UPN13 waits until there will actually be something to broadcast in HD and then they decide to move their antenna. I think I'll just stick with CBS and ABC MNF.
post #74 of 90
For those of you with C-Band and a QPSK HDTV capable box (UM or Integra), you can probably find the feed on Telstar 6.
post #75 of 90
According to Enterprise Executive Producer Brannon Braga:

“I do want to say that our TV show, Enterprise, is the first STAR TREK show and one of the few shows so far in the history of television that is actually finished--filmed in 35mm of course like any film--but finished in high definition. We do all of our special effects and all of our postproduction work in high definition."

This was said during a speech at Mr. Braga's alma mater, UC-Santa Cruz, earlier this year.
post #76 of 90
I still can't get a straight answer whether or not UPN9 in New York will be able to deliver the HD content. They have a subchannel, reception is fine, but do they have HD equipment, or did they not bother with it because of the ESB situation?
post #77 of 90
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Originally posted by RichCD
According to Enterprise Executive Producer Brannon Braga:

“I do want to say that our TV show, Enterprise, is the first STAR TREK show and one of the few shows so far in the history of television that is actually finished--filmed in 35mm of course like any film--but finished in high definition. We do all of our special effects and all of our postproduction work in high definition."
I know he's an executive producer, but he is wrong about the effects work being in HD. That's something that executive producers are often clueless about, because like most viewers, they see something that looks good and form an opinion. I can assure you that what he said is not the case. He is also, as anyone here can attest, completely wrong about the show being "one of the few in the history of television" being finished in HD.

Brannon Braga is a writer, not a tech guy.
post #78 of 90
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Originally posted by LATV
KCOP-DT is currently off the air as they are relocating their antenna from the north side of Mt. Wilson to the KTTV-DT site on the top of the Mt.
Any idea when this will be finished.
post #79 of 90
<< Brannon Braga is a writer, not a tech guy. >>

Some would argue Braga isn't even a writer either, based on his Voyager scripts.
post #80 of 90
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Originally posted by mmost
I know he's an executive producer, but he is wrong about the effects work being in HD. ...
I'm not going to claim that everything attributed to Mr. Braga is automatically accepted as true or accurate. But what is your basis for claiming he is lying or clueless? Are you involved in or responsible for post production for Enterprise? We know he has inside information about the show. What is your claim based on? I suppose when the show is available in HD and we can record and examine some scenes frame by frame it will be possible to arrive at an independent opinion. I don't see how that could be done prior to the episode showing this evening.
post #81 of 90
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Originally posted by bpearse
From what I have read UPN45 in the bay area is only 480P. It is a simple rebroadcast of 480i material. So my guess is no HD here. :confused:
Here is my reply from the request page on the Web Site:

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KBHK-TV Feedback [feedback@kbhktv.com]
We've been told that UPN44 will be broadcasting STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE and JAKE 2.0 in HD shortly. We don't have an exact date.

UPN44 Programming
So, we will get it eventually.

Someone on the HDTV-in-SFbay@yahoogroups.com list said that they heard that there would be HD this week.

But I don't know what their source was.

I will have my recorder ready tomorrow night just in case! :)

Cheers!
DAve.
post #82 of 90
My understanding is that up until the second season, there were some elements of the Enterprise production that were still in SD - stock effects and elements that were used over and over.

Now, however, all of those elements have been rerendered in HD and the production is, as Brannon Braga stated, completely High Def.

Bash his writing if you want, but the guy is the show runner and is, by necessity, very aware of what goes on with his show, including post production.
post #83 of 90
Hey Bob Ross, where is that list you promised? :)
post #84 of 90
Also Bob, what do you know about UPN9 WWOR-DT in New York? Please let us know, I am dying to see ENT in HD tonight. Guess I'll find out for sure then.
post #85 of 90
Whups... I just saw Ken H's sticky-post at the top of the forum. Thanks Bob!
post #86 of 90
Just got this email from KBHK (SF Bay Area):

The UPN44 Engineering Department is working hard to try and broadcast tonight's (10/15) episode of ENTERPRISE and JAKE 2.0 in HD. If not tonight, then probably next week.

Thanks for the note.

UPN44 Programming
post #87 of 90
You guys are lucky, I've emailed WWOR 3 times in the past week and have yet to get a single response. At least they could be good enough to reply and to tell me that there is no chance of HD ever, which is what it seems these days.
post #88 of 90
I have yet to see KBHK transmit an HD signal of any sort, but I'll be tuning in tonight to see if tonight's the night! Unfortunately, theirs is the weakest signal I receive of all digital channels. I often can't get a lock at all. At least they repeat Enterprise on Sunday so I'll have a second chance.
post #89 of 90
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Originally posted by RichCD
My understanding is that up until the second season, there were some elements of the Enterprise production that were still in SD - stock effects and elements that were used over and over.

Now, however, all of those elements have been rerendered in HD and the production is, as Brannon Braga stated, completely High Def.

Bash his writing if you want, but the guy is the show runner and is, by necessity, very aware of what goes on with his show, including post production.
Not in this case. Both his and your understanding are incorrect. The folks who do the effects work (Eden FX for the CG, Complete Post for the compositing) are very good friends of mine and were, in fact, also doing work for me on a movie I was working on up until last week. I talk to them all the time and see them quite often. The CG is almost completely done in SD and upconverted to HD. Some of the compositing work is done in HD, but most of it is not. Regardless of what Brannon thinks.

Regarding show runners and how much they do or do not know about post production, I don't know if you've ever worked on a network television show, but in most cases, the show runner is a writer or director or both, and is blissfully unaware of anything in post production that happens outside the cutting room. That is handled by others - usually either a post producer or an associate producer, with the help of a post supervisor/coordinator. In the case of Star Trek shows, there is also a visual effects team (actually 2 teams), led by Dan Curry, that operates pretty much on their own.
post #90 of 90
Please post comments on tonight's broadcast here:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=313920
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