7News has debuted the redone newsplex at 5pm.
HD screencaps and video coming very soon. Im recording the show right now.
I think the new plex looks much more grand than before, albeit not as bright shining blue.
– the new anchor desk has a glass or acrilic top and it’s very shiny. Looks bigger too. There’s a 7 logo in the front, lit from behind.
– Where the big 7 with the flag was, now there’s a huge projection screen with what I assume will be video on it
– The repeating 7News railing has been replaced with a large blue rail. In the middle of it says 7news. On the right looking at the anchors and above the news desk it says 7news desk.
– Where the maps were on the 2nd floor now there’s a big 7 logo on a red background, illuminated from behind.
– The supporting columns on the second floor that were on each side of the flag draped 7News are now wrapped with what looks like a silver metal-looking sheet with round holes in it.
Update 5:29pm – the anchor desk has a glass top indeed, and there’s a faded 7 logo underneath or it’s etched on the glass itself
5:37pm Im scrolling thru the video and noticed, when there was a “News Alert” they showed a two-shot of the anchors and behind them the projector screen showed the “News Alert” graphic.
9/5 update: Expect more changes – news desk will be tweaked, new weather set and more.
Video: Jibcam sweep at the 6:30pm close 7.9MB WMV video – I think the new railing and projector are two of my favorite. Looks very nice even though there’s still more to be done. I think if they wrap that metallic looking sheet on each side of the projector around the red metal rails on the 2nd floor it would look even better
9/6 update: 7 tweaked the logo on the front of the anchor desk. Now it doesn’t look like “tinfoil” 🙂