BBC Studioworks makes significant investment in communications infrastructure and vision technology

BBC Studioworks is continuing its investment in new technology across its portfolio.

At its BBC Elstree Centre facility, the communications infrastructure in Studio D is being upgraded to bring consistency to all seven of its TV studios. Key improvements include:

  • Expanding Studio D’s existing communications system with 40 Riedel Bolero wireless beltpacks allowing full roaming for the studio and accompanying dressing rooms and production offices
  • Upgrading the studio and sound desk with Dante audio over IP networking, enabling greatly enhanced audio workflows
  • Providing interconnectivity with all Studioworks’ studios and post production edit suites

Studioworks has also added to the number of Fujinon lenses in its armour with the addition of further UA14X4.5 BERD 4Ks, UA24X7.8 BERD 4Ks and accompanying Servo control kits to cater for the varying needs of the multitude of productions it facilitates.

Investment has also been made in a Sony HDC-P50 4K POV camera to feed the demand from light entertainment and music show clients.

“This investment reinforces our ongoing commitment to providing a creative and innovative experience for our clients underpinned by premium technology,” said John O’Callaghan, Head of Studios and Post Production, BBC Studioworks. “We’re always exploring cutting-edge technological advancements and where there’s an obvious benefit to our customers, we’ll implement them. Operations at all three of our sites continue to thrive, positioning us as the partner of choice for making captivating TV content.”

This investment follows Studioworks’ communications upgrade in Elstree 8 & 9 and the purchase of new cameras and servers in 2019.

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