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Omnibus vision control system in BBC TV Centre stu

Post by Zarchos » Mon May 26, 2014 7:05 am

dio TC8.

I've just seen this :
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Risc-PC ... 1191012515

and I'd like to know more about the professional use of both the Archimedes and the Risc PC in the UK, at the BBC or for movies etc ...

In brief I need infos to explain Amiga fanboys the Archies were used for many shows etc ...

I already spotted the following :
Record Breakers
Live & Kicking
Big Break
Who wants to be a millionaire
The weakest link
Wipeout
Generation Game
EastEnders
Adding other shows to the list, and knowing what podules were used (I expect the Millipede boards were used most of the time) would be a good idea to save the Acorn and partner companies legacy.
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Post by RobC » Mon May 26, 2014 7:38 am

The Millipede boards were definitely used at the BBC - I've got an Apex board and some software that was apparently used to create the titles for EastEnders!

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Post by Zarchos » Mon May 26, 2014 7:46 am

Cool.

I've got some Millipede boards too... bought directly from sbdy working and programming them at the BBC.

So I can add East Enders to the list...

Any other ?

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Post by Zarchos » Tue May 27, 2014 7:55 am

Another BBC Archie on sale ...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Archime ... 2ed24f74ba

so I use the seller's comments to add other names to the list of broadcasts where the Archies were used ... (or is it 'list of broadcasts which the Archies were used in' ?).
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Post by daveejhitchins » Tue May 27, 2014 8:24 pm

^^ I've seen dirtier ones - but I can't remember when :shock: ^^

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Post by ask_nz » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:43 am

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Post by tricky » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:18 am

Wasn't the beeb used for one of the clocks/court downs to programs and then upgraded to an Archie? Sorry can't remember who was telling me, but it was at the rogul London show.

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Post by SteveBagley » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:34 am

ask_nz wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:43 am
Another one for sale...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Omnibus-GPE- ... G42FW-9eXE
That’s way over priced — I picked two up for £60 off eBay last year!

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Post by ask_nz » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:48 pm

:)

Yep looked pretty pricey to me too. I have a riscPC 233 Omnibus with all the scheduling software on it btw - did yours come with software?

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Post by SteveBagley » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:11 pm

ask_nz wrote:
Yep looked pretty pricey to me too. I have a riscPC 233 Omnibus with all the scheduling software on it btw - did yours come with software?
Yea — they were serial engines to control Video disk machines and subtitle inserters. I think they had been pulled from an install at the BBC.

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Post by mr-macrisc » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:39 pm

One to add but wasn't all the catchphrase graphics/animations. Mr Chips etc done on a bbc micro originally (sure I heard that and the music/sounds sounded very beeb like). Then later a risc pc

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