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.
Creating a personalised, accessible and immersive listening experience whatever situation you are listening in, by trialling and collaborating with industry, partners, and producers.
Video compression is an essential part of high quality video streaming. We're exploring how to apply machine learning to the task.
Blog post on 9 Sep 2020
Personal. Efficient. Sustainable. Discover how BBC R&D is helping to build a better BBC in these 3 interactive experiences.
Blog post on 7 Sep 2020
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