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Old 07-14-2014, 08:08 AM   #31
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I have always wanted to ask this: Is videotape... outdated?
Did you mean old-fashioned?
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I meant that nobody uses videotape for sitcoms anymore because it is probably obsolete?
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:10 PM   #33
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Episodes of Roseanne during its original nine-year run were videotaped.
Episodes of Roseanne during its new 2018 revival run were...filmed.

I was right, videotape really is obsolete.
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Old 03-30-2018, 01:14 AM   #34
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I imagine everything is recorded digitally now for the sake of convenience.
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I imagine everything is recorded digitally now for the sake of convenience.
Yeah, and film is a lot easier to digitize than videotape too. Gotta go with that, too. I wouldn't call videotape obsolete though.
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Videotape is obsolete when it comes to television broadcasts. Why? Because it doesn’t have enough resolution for HD broadcasts. Film and digital recording does.
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Has anyone noticed that Mama's Family, when it is reran on MeTV, has apparently been filmized? And when Barney Miller and select episodes of One Day at a Time are re-ran on fetv, they look like they have been re-processed on "FilmLook", like those Disney Channel sitcoms of the mid-2000s decade.
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Videotape is obsolete when it comes to television broadcasts. Why? Because it doesn’t have enough resolution for HD broadcasts. Film and digital recording does.
The technology is outdated (using videotape), but there are shows that still utilize a live "tape" look. Mainly sports, newscasts, game or talk shows.
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All the Disney Channel sitcoms.
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Has anyone noticed that Mama's Family, when it is reran on MeTV, has apparently been filmized? And when Barney Miller and select episodes of One Day at a Time are re-ran on fetv, they look like they have been re-processed on "FilmLook", like those Disney Channel sitcoms of the mid-2000s decade.
I don't get Fetv, but I did notice "Mama's Family" on MeTV. Barney Miller and One Day at a Time don't look like that on Antenna when they run those shows.
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It matters because videotape is not future proof. You can't just make it HD because it doesn't have enough resolution (sure, you can upscale but it's not the same). Shows that were shot on film are future proof for HD because there's enough resolution to digitize it and make it HD. Also, I'm not sure how putting a videotape on film would make it look better. Videotape is pretty terrible format in-and-of-itself, because the tape degrades a generation with every play, so it's best to digitize it ASAP.
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I meant that nobody uses videotape for sitcoms anymore because it is probably obsolete?
The major appeal of the “taped” cinematography of a sitcom (besides giving the illusion that what the viewer was watching was "live" like a stage play) was that it cost less to edit and shoot than film. But since most people have HDTV capable sets now, a series being filmed in such a manner today wouldn't be so visually appealing.
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On the subject of adapting older videotaped sitcoms into HD: In order for that to be possible, they'd have to be converted to Filmlook (like those Disney Channel sitcoms such as That's So Raven and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody). I saw this on several episodes of the original One Day at a Time on FeTV. And I think it often looks that way when you see clips of old videotaped sitcoms on YouTube. And about other videotaped sitcoms that have been Filmized, there's Mamas's Family on MeTV and Head of the Class on the Roku Channel.
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