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Super Hi-Vision Trials Day One with The Charlatans

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Ant Miller Ant Miller | 11:47 UK time, Monday, 18 October 2010

A few weeks ago we told you about the trials we ran in TC0 to inaugurate our new production research facility.  We've finally managed to polish off the videos detailing the activities of these events, and present you first of all with a short film outlining the events of the 29th of September, when we hosted the 6 Music Live session of the Charlatans.

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Over this week we'll have another film outlining the second day's trials and detailing the advanced 3D work that the new facility is primarily focussed on at the moment, and we'll also have a short piece from Andrew Mason describing the sound production chain we had installed to support the live gig. In a few more weeks we'll have a film that gives a complete overview of the recomissioning process for TC0. For now though, enjoy the band!

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  • Comment number 1.

    Was it shot at 50p or 60p frame rates? And why did it need 400 Mbps if the camera was stationary and not much lighting changes? Will any full TV shows be shot using it in the next couple of years, and will you be using it with higher frame rates?

  • Comment number 2.

    Please can you explain why the BBC is spending money on 3D when Danielle Nagler the head of BBC 3D has made it clear that the BBC has no plans to deliver a 3D service to licence payers. I would rather that R&D concentrated on technology that the BBC will be able to deliver in the future.

    One main concern here is that the BBC is developing 3D to deliver to foriegn broadcasters but depriving the licence payer of 3D.

    It might have escaped the attention of BBC management that a 3D channel is already available in the UK and seems to be delivering more 3D than the BBC is HD.

  • Comment number 3.

    SHV is shot at 60fps, to integrate with the japanese domestic tv infrastructure upon which it's based. The 400mbs is based on tiling the whole picture into 16 parallel mpeg4 hd streams- and is fairly complex! The camera requires very high light levels generally, so on the trial we didn't push varied levels.

    Higher frame rates are a potential route for further research. Current plans are for more similar test transmissions to dedicated viewing installations, and full programmes in this format are years away, in the UK at least.

    In context- this is long lead strategic research. We'd been working on HD for almost 20years before it hit the shops, and this is perhaps equivalent to our 1250 line HD work of the early 1990s.

  • Comment number 4.

    3. At 17:41pm on 19 Oct 2010, Ant Miller wrote:
    SHV is shot at 60fps, to integrate with the japanese domestic tv infrastructure upon which it's based. The 400mbs is based on tiling the whole picture into 16 parallel mpeg4 hd streams- and is fairly complex!
    ---------------------------------------------------

    In these server based days how does this compare for complexity to ganging up a set of D1 VTRs in the days of 1250 research?
    I remember arriving at work in Soho one weekend to find the D1s I was expecting to use had disappeared. I thought they had been stolen until I found out the BBC had borrowed them!

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