Sunday, January 16, 2011

40 Episodes Later...

As our semester wraps up this week so many things have been great about RTV news. My last post talked about all of the great things about students' producing the news every day. This Thursday will be our 40th show. 35 or so will be found on our Youtube and 5 will be archived elsewhere because they are pretty much awful.

One sad things from our wrap up episode from season 1 is that the computer program Boinx we were running with crashed- again. We've been having a lot of trouble with the program lately and it's because of 1 of 2 things. First, the computer we're using needs to be re-imaged and the software reinstalled, and second, we are pushing the limits of what Boinx can do with such little RAM available to run the amount of video, camera inputs and graphics we want for each newscast. It's really not the fault of Boinx. It's a great program and I would highly recommend it to any teacher who wants to start a student broadcasting program on a VERY tight budget.

Never fear, the solutions are almost here.... Stay tuned.

For now, check out a short blooper reel of a gag that our control room crew played on some of the anchors. Pretty funny!

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