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MPEG artificats in analog cable!? [Oct. 11th, 2005|08:17 pm]
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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.

[User Picture]From: mordant
2005-10-12 08:51 am (UTC)
The upshot of this is that bad weather or other disruption anywhere along the supply chain causes frame dropping and MPEG artifacts that you'd normally associate with digital cable.

Ditto with Foxtel Digital here in Australia - I think it relates to bad frame interleaves when the carrier dips for a second and framelock dies in the ass.
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