Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
07/08/2007

BBC Post Production Invests In Non-Linear Equipment To Support Tapeless Workflows

BBC Post Production, part of BBC Resources Ltd, has invested in new non-linear equipment to support its customers in BBC Sport as they move towards a tapeless workflow in a fast-turnaround environment. The first production to benefit from the investment will be Match of the Day, which starts in August.
Building on its experience at the FIFA World Cup last year, where it pioneered HD tapeless workflows from ingest to playout, BBC Post Production is installing new powerful editing platforms, upgrading its EVS network and server to deliver long-term logistical benefits and potential cost-savings to production.
It is introducing two further Avid Adrenaline suites and adding a fifth Avid Airspeed ingest system, which enables live events to be edited whilst they are still being recorded. The Avid shared storage system is being upgraded to Unity 5, utilising Interplay for media management. The entire EVS compliment is being upgraded to the latest XT2 versions to support the delivery of output across new platforms and the installation of an Avid Transfer Manager system will allow easy transfer of media to the EVS network.
Lead Editor Chris Groom said: “The new EVS LSM system offers better integration with Avid and can publish straight to air, enabling production to turn material around really quickly in a live environment. The upgraded network will also support a greater number of file formats, allowing us improved flexibility and enhance our compatibility with a greater number of systems.”
BBC Post Production is also installing two additional Final Cut Pro systems, for BBC Sport, giving customers an even greater range of editing platforms and workflow solutions.
The upgraded EVS servers can be further upgraded to HD and the Avid upgrades form part of a managed migration from linear to nonlinear working. There is also the ability to add a variety of logging solutions, including EVS IP Director, which has already been trialled by BBC Sport. The new investments ensure that BBC Post Production is well placed to service emerging desktop logging needs and to respond to HD requirements as they arise.
Clive Hodge, Head of Operations, BBC Post Production, said: “This investment gives us the flexibility to align ourselves with our customer’s present needs and meet their future technological and logistical aspirations. It gives improved scope for creating new workflows and expands the portfolio of services we are able to offer.”
For more information on BBC Resources: www.bbcresources.com
(DS)


Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

29/09/2017
RTS Announces Nominations For North West Awards 2017
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the nominations for its annual awards, at an event sponsored by Audio Network. Cat
02/10/2015
RTS North West Announce Awards Shortlist
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the shortlist for its annual awards at an event hosted by CBBC presenter Lauren Lay
13/04/2016
Production News : Nominations Announced For RTS Scotland Awards 2016
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for this year's RTS Scotland Awards 2016. The awards cover all forms of production in
11/04/2017
RTS Announce Scotland Awards 2017
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Scotland Awards 2017. The awards cover all forms of production in Scotlan
21/05/2015
RTS Announces Winners Of Scotland Awards 2014
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the winners of the RTS Scotland Awards 2014. Chaired by April Chamberlain, the awards cover all forms
04/11/2014
Production News - RTS Announces Craft & Design Awards Shortlist
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the shortlist for the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2013/2014. The winners will be announced at a ceremon
18/11/2014
Winners Announced For RTS North West Centre Awards
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the winners of its annual awards on 15 November at the Hilton, Manchester. The even
23/03/2016
Winners Announced For RTS Programme Awards 2016
The winners of this year's Royal Television Society (RTS) Programme Awards 2016, in partnership with Audio Network, have been announced at a ceremony
27/04/2017
RTS East Centre Announces Nominations For Awards
The Royal Television Society (RTS) East Centre has announced the nominations for the RTS East Awards 2017. The inaugural awards will take place on 25
04/03/2016
Production News : RTS Programme Awards Nominees Unveiled
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has revealed the nominations for the RTS Programme Awards 2016, in partnership with Audio Network. The RTS Programm
24/05/2002
BBC's business-to-business broadband capability launched
BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s main commercial arm, have launched BBC Preview – the first business-to-business broadband application that allows internation
29/01/2016
RTS Announces Television Journalism Awards 2016
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2016.   The awards, for news and current aff
10/07/2007
BBC Resources Supports Massive HD Broadcast For 'Live Earth' Concerts
BBC Resources recently supported the massive 22 hours of live high definition coverage of the Live Earth concerts taking place on 7 July, which went o
15/08/2007
BBC Resources Limited Prepares For Sale
The BBC has announced that the process for the sale of its commercial subsidiary, BBC Resources Limited, has begun and an advertisement is to appear i
10/08/2005
Coast to coast with BBC Post Production
BBC Post Production Birmingham is postproducing ‘Coast’, the new highly acclaimed BBC Factual and Learning series for BBC Two, which explores Britain’