BBC R&D

Tim Borer (MA, MSc, PhD, CEng, MIET, SMIEEE)

Lead Engineer

Tim Borer

Tim Borer is a Lead Engineer at BBC Research & Development, currently focusing on aspects of UHDTV such as high dynamic range and high frame rates.

Previously Tim led the video compression team at BBC R&D, developing "Dirac" and the SMPTE VC-2 compression standard. He maintains an interest in compression for production.

Prior to the BBC he designed professional broadcasting equipment, including motion compensated standards converters and compression equipment, for both Snell and Harris. Tim holds degrees in video processing, electronics and physics. He is a Chartered Engineer (MIET), a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the SMPTE. He is the inventor of 20 patents.

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