The BBC’s quality standards are extremely high, and our work ensures they are maintained throughout every development in audio and visual technology, from high definition TV to compressed video and 3D audio.
We're researching the home lighting conditions where people watch video - take our survey and tell us about your environment.
Blog post on 23 Jul 2020
A summary of the variants to help you decide which is the best for your needs.
Blog post on 26 Jun 2020
Can video codecs become more efficient using machine learning which is based on fully connected networks?
Blog post on 22 Jun 2020
Using machine learning for the improvement of video compression.
Blog post on 2 Jun 2020
The BBC is famous for high-quality content, stunning visuals and breath-taking pictures. The visual data analytics group in BBC Research & Development is creating new and efficient artificial intelligence (AI)...
We have been testing decision tree algorithms to see if they can make video compression faster and more efficient.
Blog post on 29 Oct 2019
A new way of performing a traditionally laborious and ambiguous task - making images and videos more colourful and realistic.
Blog post on 24 Sep 2019
Developing a single workflow to deliver stunning pictures to our UHD HDR iPlayer trial and the conventional SDR services.
Blog post on 12 Aug 2019
A PhD project to improve the quality of headphone listening experiences for audiences by developing and evaluating
Research paper published Jun 2019
After a year of work on a codec optimised for streaming, processing time appears to be dropping significantly.
Blog post on 30 May 2019
Investigating the factors that influence the quality of listening experience with next generation audio systems.
Research paper published Jan 2019
Research on mean displayed pixel luminance as a predictor of subjective brightness in HDR television images.
White paper published Jan 2019
Developing production guidelines for the brightness of HDR television programmes
Trialists filmed live performances across the UK, sending them back to the BBC via our system for capturing and enhancing mobile video.
Blog post on 17 Dec 2018
RFC 8450 paves the way for using mezzanine VC2 compressed video in IP production facilities.
Blog post on 18 Oct 2018