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BBC Technical Problems

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BBC Technical Problems

No..not specific reception problems but production and technical issues.
I have noticed recently an increase in glitches like a switch to a camera that is not ready or a switch to VT when the VT is not ready.
Instances when a change of camera is initiated but the speaker doesn't seem aware of it.
Even a transfer to region where the wrong region feed is selected for us and we end up watching local London South East news and weather.
There have always been the odd cock-ups but recently it seems as if there has been a mass retirement of production staff and the desks are now manned by trainees.
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Re: BBC Technical Problems

Perhaps you should write to POV..
oops.! .. sorry...  Cheesy  ( shouldn`t use acronyms, in case they are not understood by the reader)
  ( without explanation, that is........ ) -------->  Points of View  Roll eyes
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Re: BBC Technical Problems

Don't know about TV, but they're having quite a few issues with their new automation kit on various radio stations.  When the clocks went back a couple of weeks ago, they apparnetly had two parts of a recorded Radio 2 show playing at the same time for the best part of an hour  Shocked
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Re: BBC Technical Problems

Perhaps we need to pay them more money!  Wink
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Re: BBC Technical Problems

It's the sound recordists they want to retire, impossible to hear what is being said with the high volume of often inappropriate music being played in the background.
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Re: BBC Technical Problems

They need to get round a table and agree on a common sound level as I have to adjust the volume between the national and local news programs for example, local being louder...except when a presenter's mike isn't working Roll eyes
And no...it's not louder because it's local and therefore nearer Tongue
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Re: BBC Technical Problems

Another example, this time on radio. When I listen to 'Any Questions' on BBC Radio 4, the announcer is around 10db (or more) louder than the program. It's so basic to get the levels correct!