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 Ground Force

"The BBC’s flagship gardening programme, Ground Force, now in its seventh year, has been busy broadening its horizons. In the past year or so, the show has become a big hit in the US, and recent episodes took place as far afield as the Falkland Islands and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. ... The software runs on a dual-processor Power Mac G4 system attached to a 22-inch Apple Cinema Display. Additional kit includes an iBook and a LaCie d2 FireWire hard drive. The show is shot on DigiBeta with separate DAT sound; both sets of tapes have matching time-of-day timecode. The London-based post-production house where the Ground Force online edit takes place slaves a DAT machine to a DigiBeta player to generate a DV version of all the relevant footage and audio, complete with burnt-in timecode. "

 (Submitted by Noel Sun May 30, 2004 )


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