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Offline jhc2010

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Big Wheel Sound Effect
« on: October 09, 2019, 10:32:39 AM »
The Big Wheel beep sound effect has not been synced up with the red arrow in recent episodes.  How long has this been happening?  The final beep seems to be on time but the beeps as the wheel comes to a stop are rarely timed properly.  Are the beeps added in post-production?  I thought there was a mechanism on the left side of the wheel that detects when to sound the beep.  Anyone know what is going on here?

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Re: Big Wheel Sound Effect
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 11:18:08 PM »
As far as I can tell, the beeps are lined up perfectly.  If they're out of sync for you, it's probably a problem with your TV signal.
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Re: Big Wheel Sound Effect
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2019, 12:48:59 AM »
I noticed it too. It seems to me that it's been beeping with the arrow at about halfway between one peg and the next.

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Re: Big Wheel Sound Effect
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 07:56:20 AM »
As far as I can tell, the beeps are lined up perfectly.  If they're out of sync for you, it's probably a problem with your TV signal.
Watch again this week. It was definitely noticible on Mondayís episode, and no itís not my TV signal, Iím watching on CBS.com!

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Re: Big Wheel Sound Effect
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2019, 08:15:22 AM »
Watch again this week. It was definitely noticible on Mondayís episode, and no itís not my TV signal, Iím watching on CBS.com!

At least from my experience, the CBS.com stream isnít exactly flawless. Unless something has changed recently, the streams are 1) compressed to something thatís still ďHDĒ but not as crisp as the TV broadcast and 2) displayed at 30fps rather than the correct 59.94i frame rate it airs at, which, combined with the compression techniques used, makes things a bit jittery, for lack of a better term. I would say If there was one part of the show where this would be especially noticeable alongside the audio sync is during the Showcase Showdowns, and that seems to be what youíre experiencing.

Then again, I havenít watched a recent broadcast of the show, so I canít speak for any differences yíall are seeing other than what Iíve noticed before.
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Re: Big Wheel Sound Effect
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2019, 03:07:00 PM »
I just watched today live on CBS and the beeps were not exactly in sync when the wheel slows to a stop.  Please tell me I'm not the only one who notices this.  It has not always been this way.

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Re: Big Wheel Sound Effect
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2019, 03:19:39 PM »
Watch playersí mouth movements closely the next time that happens. Does the lip-sync also match up? Do peopleís mouth movements sync up with the sound they appear to be making, or are they off by a few frames?

That can help identify if the issue is just the Big Wheel or if the issue is with the recording/transmission.
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Re: Big Wheel Sound Effect
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2019, 10:32:38 PM »
Watch playersí mouth movements closely the next time that happens. Does the lip-sync also match up? Do peopleís mouth movements sync up with the sound they appear to be making, or are they off by a few frames?

That can help identify if the issue is just the Big Wheel or if the issue is with the recording/transmission.
The lips match the sound but the last couple of beeps as the wheel slows do not.

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Re: Big Wheel Sound Effect
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2019, 10:39:22 PM »
The lips match the sound but the last couple of beeps as the wheel slows do not.

Well, I really don't know what to tell you, then, because everything looks normal to me, including on Monday.
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