Originally Posted by 4lids
So places don't allow for microwave or SNG, or those trucks are tied up, and this allows for more live coverage. Also, I'm sure the quality is going to get better and better as the technology and bandwidth availablity increase.
As far as the audio, we are still adjusting to automation and life without an audio operator. The entire newcast is being run by one person (there is a producer in the room too to assist with the show, but nothing technical). 90% of the work now is before the show with the coding, instead of the old way where 90% of the work was during the show. If someone in news codes something wrong and the director doesn't catch it right away, you will have those issues. A big issue is that we set levels before each show with mics and servers, but sometimes levels will differ once we get into a show. It will get better and better as we get more comfortable (only one month in).
It's been awhile since last visited so my comments may be quite old.....
I saw KWWL went HD in the studio, that is good! Several lost their
jobs with automation, that is bad! Robotic cameras? There is a funny
Youtube about robotic cameras going nuts including moving forward into
a set and pushing it out of view with the talent!
I have seen ads for tech people at KGAN but they always want "work for free"
interns. KCRG had a few openings but I doubt they were paying
more than $10/hour so that would not help those from KWWL looking for
work and have moving expenses. My thoughts and prayers to them.
You can't always get a line of site or even satellite uplink path booked. So
getting an internet piece is better than nothing, but I'd rather see a still of
the reporter and higher quality audio and wait for the next newscast for
recorded video or the web piece the following day.
I'd say all locals are doing the best they can and they may not hear it often,
so I'll start.....Thanks for what you do!