Friday, September 23, 2011

HD Conversion Update- New Control Room 9/23/11

For years, we have been in the Control Room in the picture above. It gets the job done, but it's not the best layout for these guys and gals. It's also not suited for an HD newscast. For those that don't know, the control room is the area where all of "buttons are pushed". When you see video, the guy in the far distance hits the button to make it roll. When you see someone's name on the bottom of the screen, someone in this room does it. When someone is talking into our earpiece about severe weather or breaking news, it comes from this room. Starting THIS weekend (before the new set is revealed), we will start using the NEW HIGH DEFINITION control room!
As you can see from this picture, they are still working on it and many more monitors will be added before they use it on Saturday. I'll give you more updates when it is completed. You may not tell a difference when we change control rooms, but it paves the way toward the HD conversion of Region 8 News!


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