Monday, March 31, 2003

This article’s worth a look if you’re a gadgets geek:

Hold the Videophone -- Why the combat coverage from Iraq isn't live.

We’re using both the Talking Head and the Swe-dish (kindly loaned to us by our friends at ABC) here in the field.

Brendan Koener is right to draw attention to the limitations, although I think he’s a bit off-hand about just how far we’ve come in terms of the technology over the past decade. It wasn’t that long ago that I was editing radio reports with a piece of tape and a razor blade!

Given all the factors involved, sometimes I think it’s a miracle that we manage to get on air at all.

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