Alex Rawcliffe is a Project R&D Engineer at BBC Research and Development. He read Engineering Science at the University of Oxford (graduating with MEng first-class honours), specialising in signal processing, information engineering and electronics.
Alex is part of BBC R&D’s Automated Production and Media Management research section. His work is mainly focused on the IP Studio project, which seeks to investigate the challenges of transitioning a television production facility to IP working. The requirements for this are demanding: among them are high bit rate low delay streaming, timing and synchronisation, distributed configuration and control, real-time data, flexible reuse of processing, and access to programme content and information.
Alex contributes to a variety of areas of IP Studio, but is particularly interested in end-to-end media asset identity, the design of distributed production systems, and standardisation.