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MPEG artificats in analog cable!? [Oct. 11th, 2005|08:17 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Why the hell do I see MPEG artifacts during commercials on analog cable?

Is the new way to distribute commercials to studios via crappy MPEG files?

Lame. Not that I care about commercial quality much, but I hate this "digital" world being used to lower costs more than increasing quality. Kinda depressing.
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[User Picture]From: pega
2005-10-12 03:34 am (UTC)
MPEG isn't standard, but a lot of studios are heading in that direction. It's cheaper and easier to e-mail an MPEG of the ad then to have dozens of copies of the Beta SP or 1/2" tapes dubbed and then messengered/mailed. And ad agencies will find the absolute cheapest way to go when it comes to distributing copy.
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