Tonight we saw the "Funk Brothers" at the Montreal Jazz Festival. They put the stage in the intersection of Saint-Urbain and Maisonneuve/President Kennedy. We didn't have the best standing room locations, we were off to the side, so part of the time I looked at the TV projection up top on our (right) side of the stage. How confusing! The video was significantly delayed. (My wife commented on it too.) I tried to estimate the delay. My early guess was 10-frames, but I quickly dismissed that and started paying more attention. When Joan Osbourne sang "For Once in My Life" one of the Funk Brothers was hitting a tambourine and the audio+video combination made for double-time. (IE, video 180-degrees out of phase with live.) When they did "Heard it Through the Grape Vine" his live tambourine was in apparent sync with his video avatar, so single-time for that number. I decided the delay was 3-frames or less. Where did such a big delay come from? There was a TV broadcast coming from the venue (they sat around until 9:31 PM to start playing), but we were watching local video (complete with a please-wait graphic before the start). There were three cameras on stage and one crane close to down-stage-right. 200-some-feet out in the crowd was a pair of cameras, and roughly even with them, stage-left side on top of the Place des Arts, was a second crane. How many frame buffers were we running through? How much do digital switchers delay things these days? What else would delay the local feed. Analogue might have had generational losses but there are still are things to miss about it. Thanks, -kb, the Kent who is currently listening to his favorite jazz radio statio, via the internet, from France. P.S. Walking over the Charles River in Boston the other day they were testing the sound system for the 4th concert. Very echo-y. I am guessing the delays they put on each tier of speakers farther from the stage weren't turned on yet. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.