09.06.2006 06:00 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
BBC News relies on frame-synched server clips, projectors in London studios

In early May, BBC News and Current Affairs productions from London studios N6 and TC7 received a makeover.

Using Geevs MR+ servers from Gee Broadcast Systems to provide HD playout for the studio background, the BBC re-equipped the studios with multiple large screen HD-capable projectors fed with clips from a bank of synchronized Geevs servers to provide the background.

BBC News needed HD channels playing out frame-accurately locked clips under control from a simple user interface. After some initial trials to prove the technology and refine the concept, Gee Broadcast created a new user interface to allow simple playout control of multiple Geevs MR+ servers in the studios.

Playout control relies on a touch-screen PC that is connected to the Geevs servers via Ethernet. Although keeping the user interface easy to understand was important, it was equally necessary to ensure frame locked playback across all screens. The interface also had to allow easy selection of the set of clips to be used depending on the program being produced.

For more information, visit: www.geebroadcast.co.uk.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Thursday 11:07 AM
The Best Deconstruction of a 4K Shoot You'll Ever Read
With higher resolutions and larger HD screens, wide shots using very wide lenses can be a problem because they allow viewers to see that infinity doesn’t quite resolve into perfect sharpness.

Featured Articles
Exhibitions & Events
Discover TV Technology