Post by snowjorden on Jan 30, 2019 17:02:34 GMT -5
Been looking for answers about this for months now, maybe someone here will have some insight.
Television graphics, ya know.. like PPV/Show logos, shown on the screen, what program was used to do this work?
From my research, the first Photoshop version came out February 1990 and only did black and white editing. So that doesn't explain graphics from the 80s.
I've got minimal knowledge of a program/resource known as Scitex, but never really seen anything of it's "program," so to speak. So not sure what capabilities it had or even how it was used or implemented.
Post by fullmetalitia on Jan 30, 2019 17:38:38 GMT -5
Having taken Video Production (101) in my Freshman year at college, I was very briefly exposed to the software that made all the classic TV logo effects/movements/transitions possible in the 80s/90s, but I never found out its name (sorry 'bout that). (Mainly because the semester was about doing things the analog way; the next semester was supposed to be the intro to digital editing)
If I remember correctly (it was 15 years ago, please forgive me), it was a simple PC setup (monitor, tower with standard PC hardware, and keyboard), with additional connections available for a tape deck (for both VCR and BetaMax, if I'm not mistaken) and connecting to the Directing Bay so you can feed the effects straight to your feed.
The software on it (probably the only thing on it besides an operating system) made things like chroma keying much simpler than on the mostly-analog aforementioned Directing Bay, but again, I don't think I ever found out the actual name of the software.
TL;DR - mainly for easy-bake versions of Effects (think things like sparkles and that one effect where the logo extrudes backwards and then rotates around the screen like on some game shows) and Transitions (like swooshing and star wipes).