No shortucuts in life...or sportscasting. - 07/01/14
It's Tuesday night and after the news I'll begin a "staycation" for a few days. With that in mind, I can't tell you how tempted I was to take a shortcut tonight.
TV news departments subscribe to feeds that provide video that we can run in our newscasts. It's a way for us to have access to video that we might not otherwise have.
But when it comes to the highlights I run in my sportscast, I always try to record the games myself. I do this for a couple of reasons. One - I like to edit my highlights a little "looser" than the feeds do. Two - the quality of the video is a lot better when I record it directly from cable.
So back to tonight. I was about to edit my World Cup highlights. And I have to admit, I was VERY CLOSE to using highlights off the feed. It was going to be much easier, and honestly, I could use a break. I'm a little fried.
But in the end, I didn't. And I'm happy that I resisted the urge.
Bottom line - there are no shortcuts in life...or sportscasting.