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How were the "glowing lights" made for the classic The Simpsons episodes?

Today's episodes of The Simpsons are bleak, washed-out, standardized and soulless. But for the first several seasons, possibly even roughly up until the late 1990s, they clearly used a completely ...
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How was analog video converted to an electrical signal?

Before the invention of the CCD, how were analog video images captured? Specifically, what process occurred between the optics of the camera, and the resulting analog electrical signal (not ...
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How exactly did analog TV cameras work? [closed]

Before the invention of the CCD, how were analog video images captured? Specifically, what process occurred between the optics of the camera, and the resulting analog electrical signal (not ...
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What is this "light trail" effect called - and how can I reproduce it today?

In several video documents from the 70s or 80s, usually TV shows or live music shows, bright objects or bright lights leave behind a color trail when the subject or the camera moves. I remember ...
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What's the difference between TV and cinema motion?

In reading to understand shutter speed better, I found a consistent claim that setting shutter speed to 1/(2×fps) makes "cinematic" motion and 1/fps makes "TV" motion. Example That's great and all, ...
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What is the correct aspect ratio to publish video for broadcast television

I recently had an opportunity to publish video for broadcast television. I need to know what the correct aspect ratio is to publish video to the broadcaster. U.S. television broadcast. I have not ...
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Does and/or how chroma keyed image show on the studio cameras?

AFAIK, the Chroma key happens in the vision mixer or something?; after the camera picked up the green colored cloth(?) then the vision mixer applies the CGI images to the video. Sorry for confusing ...
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Best render settings for broadcast/4k TV

I see a lot of tips for getting h264 renders onto web streaming sites in 4K but not much on TV. Should I just go with Animation/lossless for my “master”? seems crazy for a 22 minute program but HDD is ...
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Broadcast tv setup.

Hi there I'm in business and I'm looking to expand. I think there is a vast need for broadcast tv in my country (Jamaica). So I'm exploring what it takes to get setup and all. I want to know if ...
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Biggest possible resolution or go for common denominator?

I need to transcode 720p AVC videos to Xvid because they need to be played on a Samsung DVD player. The player can handle maximum 448 pixel high videos and automatically scales the picture up to 1080p ...
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Suggestion to record video from TV

I don't know much about video recording. I want to record some programs from home TV that receives signal from the normal coaxial cable. I'm seen some VCR/DVD Recorders that record digital and air ...
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How does media manage to co-host a show from two continents without latency?

Bloomberg TV features programming daily where the anchors co-host the show from both London and New York at the same time. Interaction between the co-hosts at the different locations are instantaneous ...
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Broadcast Television - Best specs to supply news footage

We are preparing a bunch of 10secs video bites that we hope to be picked up by news media outlets as supplemental footage for news reports. Could anyone suggest the best specs to export the clips as ...
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Export video for Broadcast TV

Just wondering, if now, as we broadcast free-to-air commercial television digitally, whether to still apply 'Broadcast Safe filters/effects'?
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