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Also, the "Channel 4" logo that appears at the lower-right corner of the screen is called a ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bug#Other bug]''. --[[User:oddtodd|oddtodd]] 14:15, 19 Nov 2004 (MST)
Also, the "Channel 4" logo that appears at the lower-right corner of the screen is called a ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bug#Other bug]''. --[[User:oddtodd|oddtodd]] 14:15, 19 Nov 2004 (MST)
:"* '''Toons''': Homestar's name appears. It's called one of several things:
:"* '''Toons''': Homestar's name appears. It's called one of several things:
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** ''CG'' (short for 'Character Generator,' the name of the device that makes them)
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:** ''CG'' (short for 'Character Generator,' the name of the device that makes them)
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** ''Chyron'' (the name of a company that makes a very good character generator)
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:** ''Chyron'' (the name of a company that makes a very good character generator)
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** ''Lower Third'' (because, if you split the screen into three horizonal strips, it appears in the lower third)"
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:** ''Lower Third'' (because, if you split the screen into three horizonal strips, it appears in the lower third)"
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They're also called "aston"s and "name super"s. [[User:woddfellow2|<nowiki></nowiki>]]&mdash;<tt>[[User:woddfellow2|<font color=teal>woddfellow2</font>]]|[[User talk:woddfellow2|<font color=teal>✎</font></tt>]] 15:36, 19 Feb 2005 (MST)
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:They're also called "aston"s and "name super"s. [[User:woddfellow2|<nowiki></nowiki>]]&mdash;<tt>[[User:woddfellow2|<font color=teal>woddfellow2</font>]]|[[User talk:woddfellow2|<font color=teal>✎</font></tt>]] 15:36, 19 Feb 2005 (MST)

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I don't know if it's necessary to put them on the main page, but since I work in television news, here are the technical terms for some of those events that appear:

  • Toons: Homestar's name appears. It's called one of several things:
    • CG (short for "Character Generator," the name of the device that makes them)
    • Chyron (the name of a company that makes a very good character generator)
    • Lower Third (because, if you split the screen into three horizonal strips, it appears in the lower third)
  • Characters: The headline/picture combination is usually called an OTS, short for Over The Shoulder because it appears, well, over the anchor's shoulder.
  • Downloads: Strong Bad's weather map is shown with a technique called chroma key (or, sometimes bluescreen or greenscreen). The origin of that phrase is too complex to describe here.

Also, the "Channel 4" logo that appears at the lower-right corner of the screen is called a bug. --oddtodd 14:15, 19 Nov 2004 (MST)

"* Toons: Homestar's name appears. It's called one of several things:
    • CG (short for 'Character Generator,' the name of the device that makes them)
    • Chyron (the name of a company that makes a very good character generator)
    • Lower Third (because, if you split the screen into three horizonal strips, it appears in the lower third)"
They're also called "aston"s and "name super"s. woddfellow2| 15:36, 19 Feb 2005 (MST)
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