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Discussion in 'Station Chatter' started by Smitha A, Jan 1, 2012.
Okay, so my thing is completely different. Carry on, everybody.
That being said when building a show a graphic could be built in the automation software.
WABC recently switched their CG playout over to Ross Xpression (They actually transitioned to a brand new control room as I understand it) I believe other O&O's are going to make the transition to Xpression as well. Yes, the graphics have to be rebuilt in it.
Does it run any better than ignite? There must be some advantage to it...
Ignite was the automation system they were using and has nothing to do with Xpression. I believe they're standardizing the group onto Xpression for graphics and OverDrive for automation (so yes, there will probably be subtle changes at the other O&Os too.) I couldn't say what the draw is for ABC to get Xpression, but I can say I often hear that users of Xpression elsewhere like it.
As I understand it, they actually switched over a month ago, when that new backdrop debut...
That’ll be an adjustment for WPVI. They love their Viz unit to an unhealthy degree.
Ross makes both OverDrive and Xpression, so they probably got some sort of double play deal on it. I also have a hunch that Xpression probably integrates much better with OverDrive than whatever the ABC O&Os were using before (I'm pretty sure most/all of them were on Viz).
Ross also makes Inception, which is their homebrew browser-based newsroom software. When you have all of them together, they can supposedly do a lot more tricks like automatically clip newscast video and send it to the web. I'm not sure how many stations anywhere use it, but anything beyond iNEWS or ENPS sounds incredibly foreign to me.
I believe with their set they switched to OverDrive but added Viz engines (VizRT even tweeted it out).
WCAU is going to continue to use OverDrive and will launch with Expression graphics. Did Ross purchase Expression (or a predecessor) from someone or was this a product they developed themselves? It seems like they only been launched graphics platforms few years ago. I know Stadiums use them.
At KBEX-TV we use IBM's Selectric desktops ...
Sure we could upgrade to those new Apple II computers...
But our Selectric's make that real "News Noise".
Why do they keep Sam Ryan in the newsroom for the 5pm weekend newscast sports report?
If I were to guess, they just want to act like they're "checking in" with her, and not treating it as a full sports segment. They should do something, with all the events in a standard weekend, but want to keep it in-line with the sportsless weekday 5 o'clock show.
Which doesn’t really make much sense but we’ll go with that anyways... I’ve never liked the idea of a sportsless hour of news... you wind up ignoring one of the most popular subjects for your audience...
Good for him... some of these people out there need to get a grip...
Correct me if I missed it, I feel like this was never confirmed, but it sure seems like Sam Ryan is permanent on weekends.
I take she is not on loan to mlb network
Yep, she replaced Laura Behnke. I believe it was mentioned before in an earlier posting.
Still no bio on the website but I did notice for a fact that the Weekend Sports Reporter job posting has been gone for a while.
Today marks 50 years of Eyewitness News. WABC-TV has posted the following #tbt video to show how Channel 7 brought the news to New York City back in 1968.
It is not today. It is November 17. Not to mention the video says 1969.