The Goodies

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The Goodies

Post by Piers » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:33 am

Anyone PVR it last night? I was stuck at work until late and my computer failed to record it.
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Re: The Goodies

Post by Mort » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:35 pm

ah, I believe that's why god invented iveiwnapper?
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Re: The Goodies

Post by Piers » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:40 pm

yeeesss.... but mp4 is nowhere near 10000kbps MPEG-2
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Re: The Goodies

Post by Mort » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:14 am

Are you saying the quality of the original Goodies filming was so high that when re-broadcast over standard-def digital the experience is such that you would really notice it that much? :shock:
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Re: The Goodies

Post by Piers » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:22 am

Hmmm, 1970s BBC film - was it videotape or film? Analogue film is higher def than bluray so if it were filmed it would be worthwhile. Even if it were broadcast quality Umatic tape, that would be DVD qual, wouldn't it? Never bothered to look that up...

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Re: The Goodies

Post by Piers » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:21 pm

I'll answer my own question... the BBC and other UK television stations used Ampex (quadruplex) videotape, which is higher resolution than NTSC DVD (480 lines), PAL DVD (576 lines) or SD broadcast (576 lines).

PAL Quadruplex is ~ 833x625 (really either 400x576 or 720x576, depending on the age of the broadcast and tape speed).
Wikipedia wrote: The name "quadruplex" refers to the use of four magnetic record/reproduce heads mounted on a headwheel spinning transversely (width-wise) across the tape at a rate of 14,400 rpm for NTSC 525 lines/30fps-standard quad decks, and at 15,000 rpm for those using the PAL 625 lines/25fps video standard. This method was called quadrature scanning, as opposed to the helical scan transport used by later videotape formats. The tape ran at a speed of either 7.5 or 15 inches per second (190.5 or 381 mm/s) for NTSC 525/30 video recording, or 15.625 inches per second (396.875 mm/s) for PAL 625/25 video, and the audio, control, and cue tracks were recorded in a standard linear fashion near the edges of the tape. The cue track was used either as a second audio track, or for recording cue tones or time code for editing.
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Re: The Goodies

Post by Mort » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:34 pm

Piers wrote:Hmmm, 1970s BBC film - was it videotape or film? Analogue film is higher def than bluray so if it were filmed it would be worthwhile. Even if it were broadcast quality Umatic tape, that would be DVD qual, wouldn't it? Never bothered to look that up...
But higher def isn't the same as higher quality, and besides, it's unlikely the original film would have been used for the actual broadcast, it would have been copied to BetaMax or something and that is going to determine the quality you get.

Regardless though, the quality you get from iView is always going to be better than what you get from a 0 byte file :)
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Of course there is, he couldn't have invented iviewnapper if he didn't exist could he! duh!
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Re: The Goodies

Post by Piers » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:16 pm

Pooh, the ABC clearly doesn't have rights to repeat it on iView...
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Re: The Goodies

Post by Mort » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:29 pm

bummer, I know they did for a while coz the girls were watching some of the episodes when they first started airing.
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Re: The Goodies

Post by Piers » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:01 am

Good old Auntie!
She's started showing them at a later timeslot - Thursday night, starting from the beginning. Last night was "Hunting Pink" and next week's will be "Winter Olypmics", which I was missing the last 2 minutes of (and had recut the end of the episode by grabbing it from iView, when it was still on there).

I discovered this because Father Ted got shifted earlier, but I already have nearly all of those, so wasn't too fussed.

I can't believe they skipped the *whole* of Season Five! It must be about to be released on DVD...
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Re: The Goodies

Post by Mort » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:13 pm

You're starting to sound like a sad and lonely man now Piers. Spotted any good trains lately?
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Re: The Goodies

Post by Piers » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:26 pm

There are no trains in the Northern Beaches!

"Of course, when I were a lad, this were all fields..."
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