Maybe for a weekend but not for an extended period. Nine Brisbane moved the whole of their current set into another studio, when they last updated their set/equipment. This is just a desk in front of a screen.
9 News Brisbane used the old Sydney set.
Seven presented the Sydney bulletin from a green screen set up in a conference room for more than a week while building their final Martin Place set. Mind you I think that was an era where their attitude towards presentation was quite different to what it is now.
Does anybody remember what they did in Melbourne while their current set was being built?
I think that might’ve been in January 2016, which also coincided with a major relaunch of Sunrise as well as a new theme being introduced for Seven News. At the time they also had a static Sydney background similar to what they had between 1999-2001.
And of course, those infamous “Seven News starts now…” and “Welcome to Seven News…” intros with the presenter on camera right at the start of the bulletin. They went for style over substance and more often than not the deficit between them and Nine was more than 50K - maybe even 100K as it was pre-Roscoe days.
IIRC, they either had a green screen (as they did prior to the set that was introduced in August 2012, which was an exact replica of what Sydney had at the time) or they could’ve broadcast from Melbourne Park when Seven broadcast the Australian Open for the most recent time (2018).
Melbourne’s current set will turn six on January 29 next year.
Is there a quota?
16 minutes per hour.
I think they did the news from the small update studio (where TMS / Sunrise do live crosses from) and sport / weather was done on location.
Anyone else find it odd that Adelaide’s morning news is called “Early Edition” I thought that is usually what they call the afternoon bulletin?
Each to their own I guess.
They call their 5pm weekend bulletin Early Edition as well
Especially when the title card says 7 News Mornings.
I’m thinking that Seven have noticed an increase in viewers at 6pm looking for the new set - all coming from Media Spy so are going to keep it going for as long as they can
Meanwhile this what’s on tonight’s “news” according to their promo
I noticed today, 9’s morning news says “morning” … as bad as 7’s “mornings”
Is that the normal live shot behind them?
It’s a still image, but it’s what Adelaide uses at 6 PM
Adelaide has always been all over the shop with titles.
The 4pm bulletin is called 7 News Afternoons, 7’s Afternoon News or 4PM News all within the space of a few minutes.
And yes they ear 7 News Early at 5am weekday and 7 News Early Edition at 5pm weekends.
It’s a mess.
Most TV studio’s used to have a carpenter on staff who did the sets - now there is only a news set in most studio’s with all the other production canned(and the carpenter sacked).
Whatever is happening at 7 Brisbane news set we don’t know but a chroma key would more than suffice for most news bulletins like it often was in the old days.
I would love to know what happens when the super video wall gets a fault in these places?
Just swap out the panel?
Sure but that may not be able to get it replaced straight away. Personally I don’t like the presentation style like when Ally on ACA the video of the interviewee just appears on the video screen out of no where there is no outline to indicate that there is a screen there. Plus on Seven they interview people using a virtual screen it looks odd. Not to mention depending on your TV size the text for the weather temperatures can be difficult to read as they rarely have a full screen shot without the presenter well at least in Sydney. Also during Sunrise during finance they show a graphic showing the commodity prices ie Gold, oil etc instead of showing a full screen graphic they show the graphics on the video wall and have the camera moving around which is distracting and unnecessary just show it as a full screen. Video walls are gimmicks very costly gimmicks. Green Screens have been uses for years are much cheaper and can be just as effective.
Typically with large video wall like this you’d have a whole bunch of spare panels set up somewhere in the studio that are switched on whenever the video wall is in use so that the burn/wear rate matches when panels need to be swapped out (which inevitably they will over the life of the video wall).
I understand the panels are very quick/easy to swap out and swaps can be done by in-house crew rather than having to call somebody out.