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Survivor 17 going High-Def this fall

mcbeevee
04-14-2008, 06:37 AM
http://www.tvpredictions.com/reality041408.htm

:)

In Range
04-14-2008, 07:46 AM
"Show producers have contended that producing a high-def program in the jungle would be too costly and risky."

Risky??:confused:

stonedog23
04-14-2008, 07:51 AM
Yeah there is no reason why reality shows shouldn't be in HD, even before lower cost HD remote cameras. Reality shows are some of the cheapest shows to produce; set designing, script writing, wardrobe, etc are all at a minimum. Because of all the other professionals not needed (or needed very little) it would have easily offset the cost of HD cameras years ago.

Chperplt
04-14-2008, 08:55 AM
Who wants to see some nasty looking people who haven't showered in a month, in HD?

Keep it in SD!

hitdog042
04-14-2008, 08:58 AM
"Show producers have contended that producing a high-def program in the jungle would be too costly and risky."

Risky??:confused:

Survivor man takes HD camera's into the jungle. But the producers are right. When you have a HD camera in very hot muggy conditions, the humidity can shut the camera's down.

The Survivor man dude has to carry 3 of them for that reason, and has noted on his show when his camera's start shutting down.

FLskydiver
04-19-2008, 10:42 PM
"Show producers have contended that producing a high-def program in the jungle would be too costly and risky."

Risky??:confused:

And yet "Deadliest Catch" is already on the air in 100% glorious HD. I'd say walking around the deck of a working crab boat in the middle of the Bering Sea in the deep of winter is a bit more risky that hanging out in some tropical paradise with a hundreds strong support crew, but that's just me.

As for cost; Dealiest Catch's expensive HD cameras won't be worth a damn by the end of the season. I'm pretty sure Survivor doesn't need to buy new camera's every season.

I think the main reason they were delaying is (a) they were cheap, and (b), all those hot young girls we enjoy looking at (or guys, if that's your thing) actually ain't so hot soon after the dirt and the blood and the bugs get to them. The producers probably were afraid they'd make us all sick (instead of horny) and the contestants probably didn't want HD cameras around, either. I expect we'll see some wonderfully detailed wide-shots and nature close ups once Survivor hits HD, but some inexplicably soft focused shots of the contestants by week 2.