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TV Newsroom
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Post by TV Newsroom » Sat May 15, 2004 4:37 pm

What is that thing on the Newswall floor for?

http://skynewsforums.co.uk/fileuploader/file/nww.jpg

http://skynewsforums.co.uk/fileuploader/file/nw1.jpg

http://skynewsforums.co.uk/fileuploader/file/nw.jpg


kaylover
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Post by kaylover » Sun May 16, 2004 11:05 am

umm yes i noticed that yesterday but convinced myself it had been there ages im gald u have spotted that to.any ideas what it is???

AJ
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Post by AJ » Sun May 16, 2004 6:38 pm

it's most probably a speaker (like musicians have when they're performing live) so that the presenters can hear themselves a bit more.

allan
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Post by allan » Sun May 16, 2004 7:33 pm

It is, indeed, a foldback speaker!

Tanya
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Post by Tanya » Thu May 20, 2004 12:27 pm

I always thought it is a light!!



I admit, I'm not a musician.



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Post by fusionlad » Wed May 26, 2004 8:10 am

It looks like it could also be where the sky strator and its stand plug in, as i'm sure ive seen it used at the newswall in that kinda area before..

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Post by LittleRoss » Wed May 26, 2004 9:14 am

Well it either looks like one of two things, Its either one of those monitors where the broadcaster has prompts of his lines - because of corse this is breaking news and they don't have much time to rehearse what they say on air, so they must be very confident to do so, or it could be an extra microphone so they are heard better.

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Post by Steven » Wed May 26, 2004 9:18 am

I think you'll find, young Ross, that the monitors are to the side of the of the newswall.

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Post by AJ » Wed May 26, 2004 3:09 pm

As said by Allan earlier (who has insider information!) it is in fact a foldback speaker so that the presenters can hear themselves over the noise in the newsroom.

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Post by LittleRoss » Wed May 26, 2004 5:02 pm

But if they made noise in the Newsroom then would that not be then heard by us?

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Post by fusionlad » Wed May 26, 2004 5:09 pm

But if they made noise in the Newsroom then would that not be then heard by us?






What's that got to do with it?

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Post by AJ » Wed May 26, 2004 5:15 pm

But if they made noise in the Newsroom then would that not be then heard by us?






It can be heard on Sky News Today - but because they use the face mics, they can lower the volume on them, whilst still picking up the presenters voice. These mics are used on the newswall too - that's why we can't hear the newsroom from there.

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