Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
01/05/2015

Elstree Chosen As Hub For General Election

News Image
BBC News has chosen BBC Studios and Post Production's Studio D at Elstree as the national broadcast hub for its 2015 General Election coverage.

The coverage is to be fronted by David Dimbleby and Huw Edwards - and supported by Jeremy Vine, Emily Maitlis, Laura Kuenssberg, Andrew Neil and Nick Robinson.

Airing on the evening of polling day, Thursday 7 May, through to the evening of Friday 8 May across BBC News and BBC World, up to 120 outside broadcast feeds tracking the live results from every local constituency across the country will be streaming into Elstree and ingested onto EVS servers.

Backed by a technical crew of 60, BBC S&PP's Studio D has been segmented into different areas to accommodate each presenter’s remit of coverage. Jeremy Vine's virtual reality set returns, this time utilising the latest in virtual reality technology provided by Vizrt.

Camera tracking systems, comprising of Mo-Sys StarTracker, encoder based moviebird crane and a Mo-Sys SpaceTracker, mounted to a wireless Steadicam, provides camera movement data for the graphics system. These target-based systems tracks the camera’s movements across the entire studio space, and informs the graphic engine of the camera position and orientation, which allows both augmented reality and virtual reality graphics to be accurately placed onto the camera’s visual feed. This enables Vine to move realistically round a green screen environment and become immersed in up-to-date graphics. The tracking systems allows this to happen accurately and without affecting the position of the virtual graphics.
The multi-camera set-up comprises 16 cameras, seven of which are virtual reality capable and five augmented reality capable. The centre of the studio will first house David Dimbleby and then Huw Edwards alongside their guests.

Providing the latest developments from around the country, Emily Maitlis’ interactive 5.3 metre wide touch screen – one of the largest to be used in Europe – presents a new 2.5 mm LED screen featuring fish-tank graphics powered by the camera tracking system, Vizrt graphics and its graphics rendering engine, Viz Engine.

(CD)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

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

31/01/2020
High-End KVM Systems For Broadcast And Cinema Professionals
G&D North America Inc. (G&D) has announced that they will be presenting the latest KVM technologies for broadcast and cinema professionals at this yea
13/02/2020
Artel Video Systems To Feature Products At VidTrans20
Artel Video Systems is to feature products that simplify broadcasters' shift to hybrid IP/SDI and all-IP operations at VidTrans20. Visitors To Booth 1
13/02/2020
AJA Video Systems Now Shipping HDR Image Analyzer
AJA Video Systems is now shipping HDR Image Analyzer 12G, the powerful, real-time HDR and WCG monitoring and analysis platform featuring 12G-SDI conne
12/02/2020
Interra Systems Launches New Addition To Its BATON Platform
Interra Systems has announced BATON Captions, a new addition to its BATON platform. Leveraging cutting-edge machine learning (ML) and automatic speech
09/12/2019
Sky News Australia Invests In Camera Support Systems From Vinten
Sky News Australia has made a major investment in state-of-the-art robotic camera support systems from Vinten and Intelligent Prompting solutions from
10/04/2017
Fountain Studios Auction Raises Over £670,000
It has been revealed that an online auction of production and broadcast equipment from the former Fountain Studios has raised more than £670,000. Over
03/08/2017
Brainstorm To Exhibit Virtual Sets And Motion Graphics Solutions At IBC 2017
Brainstorm will be exhibiting at IBC 2017 and showcasing the latest versions of its product line of virtual sets and motion graphics solutions. Also,
25/02/2020
Production News : ITV Studios Announces Pre-Sales For Latin Drama Romulus
ITV Studios has cemented its ambition to deliver European drama to international audiences with the announcement of a number pre-sales for the latin d
29/01/2020
Production News : ITV Studios Appoints New MD Of Its International Production Business
ITV Studios has appointed Lisa Perrin as the new Managing Director of its International production business. Lisa joins the company from Endemol Shine
28/01/2020
CGLA Studios Uses XPression For Live GRAMMY® Coverage
Last night's 62nd GRAMMY Awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles and brought together a star-studded group of artists from the world of music and ente
24/01/2020
Elstree Studios Expansion
Hertsmere Borough Council have granted planning permission to Elstree Studios for the building of two new superstages, workshops and offices at the El
20/09/2017
Avid Announces Maestro Family
Avid has unveiled its latest update to the Maestro graphics family, allowing content creators to work more efficiently. At the core of the Maestro pro
28/11/2019
Films@59 And Loop Streaming Productions Join The Bottle Yard Studios
Films@59 and live content technology specialists Loop Streaming and Productions Ltd are the latest two businesses to join the strong creative hub at T
18/02/2014
ChyronHego Reveals NAB Lineup
ChyronHego has announced its product lineup for this year's NAB show in Las Vegas. PowerClips ChyronHego's latest production clip server designed to m
16/05/2017
AKA Design Completes Abbey Road Studios Project
AKA Design has recently completed an installation project at Abbey Road Studios. The company's technical furniture was selected for the studios' three