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New CBS O&O Graphics Begin Rollout

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KCNC was the first one to get the graphics after WCBS and KCBS. KPIX got them that summer around the same time most of the others did. KCNC didn't pick up the Enforcer until a while afterward, though.

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You're thinking of the last graphics update. KCNC still isn't on the new version, and probably won't be til after the first of the year at this point.

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Okay, quick opinion. I like that WCCO is alternating the website with the time/temp. KDKA really needs to consider that. They have way too much going on with their bug. WCCO, on the other hand, needs to go with the new open. They could still do the studio cam open, just sub that in when the new intro would normally go to a skyline at the end. I liked the idea of the studio cam, because it was different and didn't really matter considering how simple the other stations' were at the time. Now that the new package has a good open, they should use it.

 

How will they ChromaKey the last part of the open into the live shot?

That could be tricky.

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How will they ChromaKey the last part of the open into the live shot?

That could be tricky.

 

I'm an big picture kind of guy, not the details man.

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Can't they just run it as an alpha channel over video? It wouldn't have to be keyed in necessarily.

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Still, KOVR is the best implementation I've seen...

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How will they ChromaKey the last part of the open into the live shot?

That could be tricky.

 

There are no chroma keys used in these elements. The only place that type of key is used in news production is at a weather/traffic wall.

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I ment they could, like Hulk said, alpha channel the last part of the open in the live shot.

There are no chroma keys used in these elements. The only place that type of key is used in news production is at a weather/traffic wall.

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WCCO is using three different gfx packages as elements in their tease/open.

 

New part: L3s

Old standard: Logo Outline "open"

2 gfx back: rotating wcco logo on screen superimposed on old standard look

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I ment they could, like Hulk said, alpha channel the last part of the open in the live shot.

 

News Director: I like the short open with the camera shot, lets keep it that way.

CSD: OK.

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If anybody is interested, here is the closing to WBZ News at 6pm

 

BZ for whatever reason avoids long closes (more than 10-15 sec.) like the plague. If there's any extra time at the end they just fill it with idle, small talk.

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BZ for whatever reason avoids long closes (more than 10-15 sec.) like the plague. If there's any extra time at the end they just fill it with idle, small talk.

 

"Whatever reason" = most viewers are not likely to sit there to watch credits and listen to some music. Stretches of airtime without meaningful content can trigger a channel change.

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Last night, during the 10pm news, WCCO used what the other updated stations are using as the new open as a rejoin. I'm not sure when this started.

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What O&O's haven't picked up the new package yet?

 

KPIX, KCNC, and WJZ (WJZ won't get it for sure). WLNY and KCAL are still on their old packages, too, though I doubt CBS will give them a modified version of the new stuff.

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KPIX, KCNC, and WJZ (WJZ won't get it for sure). WLNY and KCAL are still on their old packages, too, though I doubt CBS will give them a modified version of the new stuff.

 

They gave WLNY and KCAL a modified version of their old stuff, right? They probably have a new version coming. Besides, aside from the open and maybe a few elements, it's probably much easier to modify and use this package on those stations.

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They gave WLNY and KCAL a modified version of their old stuff, right? They probably have a new version coming. Besides, aside from the open and maybe a few elements, it's probably much easier to modify and use this package on those stations.

 

Yep. They just replaced the floating eye with the station's logo. Honestly, I think they could make the new package fit WLNY and KCAL by doing the same thing.

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Last night, during the 10pm news, WCCO used what the other updated stations are using as the new open as a rejoin. I'm not sure when this started.

 

And here is the video if anyone is interested...

 

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I like how the sky turns from bright daylight to showing nighttime Minneapolis.

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That rejoin looks real nice but I wish they still used Ben Patrick Johnson as the voiceover. That new guy is not as good.

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And here is the video if anyone is interested...

 

 

Wow, that's really nice!! They should use that open just like everyone else...

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Yep. They just replaced the floating eye with the station's logo. Honestly, I think they could make the new package fit WLNY and KCAL by doing the same thing.

 

They also changed the graphics' colors a lot... The CBS stations had all-blue looks but WLNY and KCAL had a blue/yellow color scheme.

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I rarely watch WLNY but I just noticed that they have the new bug (along with the ticker -- it's up in advance of tomorrow's snow storm) but all other graphics, including lower-thirds that don't line up, appear to be the same.

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