Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two


StudiosPost Production


Post Production, 2004-Present, Studios, 2017

We provided studio facilities, post production services and technical support for the 2017 series of the popular weekday BBC Two show. We continue to provide post production services every year via five Avid Symphony suites dedicated to the programme.

The 60 episodes of 2017’s It Takes Two were based out of our state-of-the-art Studio TC2 at Television Centre. Boasting a 3,340 sq. ft. production space to support a multi-camera set up, the dazzling set and a 40-member audience joined the hour-long Friday show.

During the Television Centre revamp, we upgraded to a completely tapeless and R128 compliant transmission chainwhich allows for seamless connectivity and workflow streams between Television Centre and our Elstree production hub.

It Takes Two was recorded via our new EVS XS4K tapeless recording system, which allowed the pre-recorded Tuesday night shows to be streamed in real time to a new 180TB Avid Nexis shared storage facility at our Elstree post production village. Posterity AS-11 recordings of live transmissions were processed through a Vidchecker AQC system before being delivered to the BBC Archive.

VT content for It Takes Two was edited alongside material for Strictly Come Dancing at Elstree and was delivered to Studio TC2 at Television via diverse HD Baseband video line connectivity. Extra resilience was provided using ‘send to playback’ file transfer by which content was sent via network infrastructure to the studio EVS.

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