A reader points out WFOR have started using stretch-o-vision on their local content. According to other posters on AVSForum-Miami it is not the same stretching that WSVN/WPLG are doing, they’ve sort of split standard and wide screen leaving small black bars on left and right side. /thx BDCat/
Yesterday several tipsters notified us that WSVN
gave away the new hi-def ready replaced the 7Sports open during the 6pm newscast yesterday, because of Shaq’s departure to Phoenix, sports director Steve Shapiro joking even he didn’t expect it. As one tipster said if you blinked you’d miss it. It’s seems shorter than the previous open, it’s all 3D CGI, bit blah with 3 balls (baseball, football, basketball) sliding before the Sp7rts logo transitions.
it gives a good indication where the new graphics package is heading – keeping the glass background elements, that have been in promos for a while, with black,blue,red color gradient.
Also the ‘News never stops’ promo appears to be running in 720p in addition to the one that debuted during Superbowl.
says LMB in comments:
From what I am told WSVN hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even begun to design any HD material yet. I have a freind in the graphics dept. and she tells me that they are already struggling to get the day to day stuff done.