General Thread The Sinclair-ization thread

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  1. tyrannical bastard

    tyrannical bastard Assistant VP of Aspect Ratio Correction

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    LIVE....from South Bend....I mean Toledo.....

    Pretty sure that they're using the EXACT same set to produce the 10pm for WOLF in Scranton...
     
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    WSVNFan Station Group CEO

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    That's because they are. Same anchor too.
     
  3. Kenneth Kissel

    Kenneth Kissel Investigative Reporter

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    Surprised WJAC Still has their Own Anchors for Now.
     
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    that's probably the best use of the package I've seen so far. It's amazing how adding a little red to it improved it.
     
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  6. Chief-O

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    .......Can't say I agree. If it turned out like the WOLF package at the top of the page, I'd probably like it a little more. But this is night one, and I'm sure they'll smooth things out.
     
  7. CircleSeven

    CircleSeven Midnight Presenter

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    They'll switch to the standardized music soon. WWMT used the Enforcer while debuting the graphics, only to switch to the 615 theme later.
     
  8. tyrannical bastard

    tyrannical bastard Assistant VP of Aspect Ratio Correction

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    It's noticeably different than the other implementations, really the only similarities are the ticker design, the "curve", and the use of the Din font.
    Could it be the next phase of the package? I've heard an update may be rolling out soon. Perhaps soon after a proposed acquisition takes place...
     
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    Apparently, Sinclair has rolled out an update to its standardized look; it's somewhat of an improvement over the 2013 iteration. The update -- which features a lot of red -- debuted on KOKH Saturday (June 17), and IMO, resembles a cross between the Curves package and certain elements of WBRC's first HD-era graphics (with a few elements reminiscent of the 2006 package; the Fox version that KOKH debuted has a translucent Fox logo in its opens and fullscreen backgrounds). The lower thirds were also updated with red and white beveling added.

    KOKH is also now using a horizontal version of its logo in its weather graphics (which were also used in a recent promo for its morning show, Good Day OK) that is an OK knockoff -- but still a knockoff -- of the Fox O&O logo template. The standardized weather logo was ditched in favor of just the DIN text for the "StormWatch" name, and elements of the Curves package appear to have been used for the basis of the new segment transitions. The only downsides are the "Steer Clear Traffic" and sports intros, which didn't bother to include a proper animation for the title logos.
     
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    It looks like the same "revision" WLUK got.
     
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    It's an improvement graphics-wise, except for the lower thirds.
     
  13. tyrannical bastard

    tyrannical bastard Assistant VP of Aspect Ratio Correction

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    So far, this variant has only been implemented on FOX affiliates. I'd be curious to see if other network affiliates get a different variant with different colors.
     
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    Mrtraveler01 Managing Editor

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    The smallest-market station that Sinclair owns is slowly being Sinclair-ized. KTVO is starting to use the Sinclair time/temp bug as well as the ticker for their morning newscasts. Should only be a matter of time before the rest of KTVO's newscast gets Sinclairized.

     
  15. JacobC

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    KTVO needs to go High-def
     
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    Have you seen their set? It literally has wood paneling...
     
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    Apparently since July 18th, WGXA has the Sinclair music, they are using curves. Gfx are still the same.

     
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    The music doesn't seem right with the graphics.
     
  19. rkolsen

    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    Not sure if its been touched on here but when Sinclair is using the "mirrored" L bar should the standard chyrons be flush with the bottom of the L? I'm watching WBFF's Fox 45 and it looks completely odd just sitting there.

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    Another thing do some Sinclair stations take a regular program output minus the L bar and treat everything as usual until master control or are there stations that incorporate the L bar into their general control room output?
     
  20. Myron Falwell

    Myron Falwell Director of Graphic Blandishment and Chroma Cues

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    Not that it really fits with any graphics package. :p
     
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