Video Overlays

There’s nothing like a little unexpected video overlay action to spice up a high-production-value image:

RIT Commencement - video status display

RIT Commencement – video status display

Spotted overhead at the RIT Commencement, about which more later…

  1. #1 by madbodger on 2016-06-19 - 09:22

    I have a little board that inserts text as a video overlay, but I think I’ve only ever used it to add the club call sign and GPS info to the video transmitted from a high altitude balloon.

    • #2 by Ed on 2016-06-19 - 12:57

      I’m pretty sure that’s a status display from something deep inside the video chain, because it scrolled other stuff along with those repeated lines. Another menu (?) sometimes appeared briefly along the right side; there’s nothing like trying to fix a video problem in real time on a live feed…

      They got it running by showtime, which is pretty much all that counts!

      • #3 by madbodger on 2016-06-19 - 13:02

        Heh, debugging generally isn’t much fun when it’s a spectator sport.

        • #4 by Ed on 2016-06-19 - 13:29

          Good point. Is “team debugging” a thing like “team programming”?

  2. #5 by Mike on 2016-06-28 - 17:47

    What’s REALLY annoying is when a Windows 10 nag screen pops up during a TV weather report…

    • #6 by Ed on 2016-06-28 - 22:01

      Hey, they just backed off the “red X means accept” nonsense, so maybe they’re getting part of a clue …