Broadcast news looks unprofessional now....

13Gigatons

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What the hell happened to professional standards. Suddenly live events are turning wishy washy and almost buffering. I thought they bounced everything off satellites or had microwave trucks.

The live car crash story they were covering looked horrible and most live feeds suffer from this quality loss in the signal. It looks really bad on HDTV.
 

Ken g6

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I think a lot of live shots are now being transmitted over the cell phone network. When it works is cheap and easy. When it doesn't it gets ugly.
 

IronWing

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What the hell happened to professional standards.
They were on the way out in the 70s with the rise of the TV "news magazine". The 80s brought the celebrity anchor. The 90s brought Fox. The news you see today is better than any news you will ever see in the future.

Back in the 80s, the news showed diagrams of Reagan's butt polyps. If Clinton/Trump have any, we'll be treated to live coverage of the colonoscopy.
 
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John Connor

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Just think. One day news will be everywhere and anywhere all around the planet at the press of a button from a portable gadget...
 

Red Squirrel

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What pisses me off is the stupid vertical videos, they should not accept those at all. Rather see no footage of something than see a stupid vertical video.
 

disappoint

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What if they gyro mounted the camera inside the smartphone?

Very impractical. Much easier to update the camera software to admonish the ICU (ignoramus camera user) with a message along the lines of "The Surgeon General warns shooting vertical video in this fashion annoys people greatly. Be annoying at your own peril." every time the software detects video being shot while the phone is upright.