CNN Atlanta is now HD, sort of


CNN’s Atlanta studios, including the main CNN newsroom, are now broadcasting in 16:9. While the video may be in a widescreen format, CNN is currently up converting the video to fit the screen while still using SD cameras. Via Inside Cable News:

Following up on yesterday’s HD news on CNN Atlanta, I can now finally, after missing it yesterday, confirm that Atlanta has gone HD. And my emailer is correct. They are using morphed SD video to reach 16:9 mode in the studio to make “almost HD” similar to what the O’Reilly Factor does. Does this mean CNN is saving the full HD cameras for the rumored new studio due to logistical reasons?

Hopefully they are waiting to use the new cameras with the rumored new set… November is quickly approaching, so we may see changes soon. Picture courtesy of