Originally Posted by danc8379
Agreed. I was also surprised that most of their remote shots seemed to be in HD as well, not just the studio cameras.
Check it closely.
It's not just as simple as putting a HD Camera in the field. The REAL expense is back at that station when you have to convert all the edit bays and other equipment to HD etc, etc, etc. The equipment / bandwidth to shoot back a live HD picture is also another astronomical expense when it comes to conversion (and if you read or listen to what most Network People have said, there is really no good transmit HD signals back to Master Control and keep the timing correct in a HD program (which is why Football, Golf etc uses optical to all their remote HD Cameras).
Thus, most everyone is using 16:9 480 for remote shots. Even those who are purchasing HD Camera for remote shots seem to be doing the same at this time.
I have no first hand knowledge of what WXIA is doing, but odds are they are doing the same.