BBC R&D

Abstract

The BBC R&D Ingex system is a tapeless recording system for multi-camera television production which combines high quality multi-channel recording with a range of automation features to speed up some of the time-consuming tasks in current television workflows. A suite of software components has been developed to provide an integrated and automated system, providing a range of benefits to production and post-production. Recent additions include capture of vision mixer cut decisions and web browser based material review. Based on open source software and commodity IT components, the system has been used for several BBC productions and is now becoming available through third party service providers. This paper presents an overview of the current Ingex system, describes recent development of the automation features, and provides an outline of how they are used in BBC productions such as Eastenders, Dragons Den, The Bottom Line and BBC HD Jazz Shots. This document was orginally published in the proceedings of IBC 2010.