Making TV Programmes using IP Networks
Over the last year, BBC R&D has performed a series of trials of producing TV, radio and web programmes using IP production techniques using a research prototype that we developed called Stagebox. In this paper we will discuss our experiences from the last year and what we have learnt. The productions include the UK 2013 Elections, the London Olympics, Glastonbury Festival and Radio 1's Big Weekend. We will also discuss the details of some underlying technologies that we used in our IP productions and how we used them in a wide variety of programme making. In these trials we have moved away from traditional broadcast technologies such as HD-SDI. This has enabled us to provide the full range of production tools, such as production talkback (4 wire), clean feeds, camera control and genlock, all over a wide area IP network.
This paper was originally presented at the NAB Broadcasting Engineering Conference in Las Vegas on Sunday 6 April 2014.
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