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1970 World Series played on MASN - WTF?

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 Every time MASN replays the 1970 World Series of the Orioles versus the Reds, in this case I was watching game 4 highlights earlier today, the video they show, with Kurt Gowdy and Tony Kubeck the announces, is just plain horrible, and it looks like it was video from the 1930s to be honest (like WW II footage, b/w and very grainy).  I mean it was 1970, not so long ago, So why wasn’t the video in color and at least of better quality? I do recall seeing videos of the 1971 World Series with the Pirates (I am a masochist!), and those are in color and fairly clear video at that.

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You wood think that someone would have taken the effort to digitize whatever form it was originally recorded in, but what gets me more is why was it not recorded in color; I mean, it’s the freaking Catalina wine mixer (oh, I mean the freaking World Series).

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2 minutes ago, Chelsea_Phil said:

You wood think that someone would have taken the effort to digitize whatever form it was originally recorded in, but what gets me more is why was it not recorded in color; I mean, it’s the freaking Catalina wine mixer (oh, I mean the freaking World Series).

Short sightedness by MLB until of late has really caused the taped years of baseball to fall into really poor quality. 

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10 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

Short sightedness by MLB until of late has really caused the taped years of baseball to fall into really poor quality. 

 

14 minutes ago, Chelsea_Phil said:

You wood think that someone would have taken the effort to digitize whatever form it was originally recorded in, but what gets me more is why was it not recorded in color; I mean, it’s the freaking Catalina wine mixer (oh, I mean the freaking World Series).

It's kinda crazy what MLB priorities were.  Just look at how nice the NFL film stuff is.  MLB could have had that and just didn't bother.

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Totally inexcusable on the part of MLB.  But you would think that some entity (WBAL, or one of the other local TV stations) has a better quality recording than the one MASN constantly uses.  

Shoot, I recall watching Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie episodes in the late-60s, and those were in color.  Were the MLB buggers that cheap, or rather, the NBC buggers that cheap, to not use color recording equipment for a WORLD SERIES?  I guess they were.

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2 minutes ago, Chelsea_Phil said:

Totally inexcusable on the part of MLB.  But you would think that some entity (WBAL, or one of the other local TV stations) has a better quality recording than the one MASN constantly uses.  

Shoot, I recall watching Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie episodes in the late-60s, and those were in color.  Were the MLB buggers that cheap, or rather, the NBC buggers that cheap, to not use color recording equipment for a WORLD SERIES?  I guess they were.

Television shows were shot on film and as long as the original copies are still around they can be restored to HD quality.

With MLB games, I imagine most of them are stored on tape and have degraded over time if they weren't restored and digitized. 

 

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