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oldtvman
08-31-2017, 05:53 PM
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Does any of the old timers know if anyone snapped a photo of the purple banana, during Rca demonstration?

Celt
08-31-2017, 06:15 PM
a grape nanner?

Electronic M
08-31-2017, 07:55 PM
I thought it was a Blue Banana...

Eric H
08-31-2017, 08:34 PM
https://precision-blogging.blogspot.com/2011/04/blue-banana-story.html

wa2ise
08-31-2017, 09:18 PM
http://www.wa2ise.com/radios/bluebananas.gif
Probably what it looked like.
http://www.wa2ise.com/radios/smurfweatherman.jpg
Sometimes chroma carrier phase reversals happened at TV station. Making the weatherman look like a Smirf.

Findm-Keepm
09-01-2017, 05:37 AM
http://www.wa2ise.com/radios/bluebananas.gif
Probably what it looked like.
http://www.wa2ise.com/radios/smurfweatherman.jpg
Sometimes chroma carrier phase reversals happened at TV station. Making the weatherman look like a Smirf.

One of our stations shifted the Chroma Keying on the Weather Guy on Halloween, giving the guy a reddish face - and tons of complaints. He'd lost a bet and had to do the earliest report (we have local news from 5-6:30) in a devil suit. They shifted things, gave him a red face, but suddenly his body became transparent-like...scary to kids, no doubt.

Another weatherman here has a silver watchband that reflects the green screen, detaching his hand from his arm. Really disarming if you don't understand the green screen workings..

Ralph S
09-05-2017, 04:34 PM
Eric H is absolutely right!

Eric H
09-05-2017, 05:41 PM
Eric H is absolutely right!

Well there's a first time for everything, but Tom is actually the one who said it was Blue, I just linked to an article.