IBC with the BBC


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IBC is an exciting opportunity for us in BBC R&D to share with the world the work we've been doing on a range of technologies.

Those attending the conference will be able see much of the work we are doing on new forms of content and workflows and get an understanding of the object based principles for broadcasting which we are working towards, enabled by Internet Protocol (IP).

On our stand you'll be able to come and see demonstrations and speak to the teams who are driving them forward.

These include IP Studio, which since 2012 has investigated new approaches to capturing, producing and delivering content. The platform was used to deliver elements of the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and has since been built upon as a model for delivering future broadcast events with IP.

Object based broadcasting is a driving force within BBC R&D at this moment in time and will be for years to come as we look to create unique experiences for audiences. Our stand will feature four projects built to object based principles, Nearly Live Production, Squeezebox, Visual Perceptive Media and Cook-Along-Kitchen-Experience - aka - CAKE.

Nearly Live Production, codenamed Primer, presents the operator with a single-screen interface built as a web browser application. It has been integrated with IP Studio and this interaction was recently tested at the T in the Park music event in July and at last month's Edinburgh Festival.

Footage that's uploaded to Squeezebox is automatically analysed and segmented into individual shots. In this particular demo Squeezebox uses metadata to enables users to adjust the duration of a news story using a simple slider control. The purpose built algorithm establishes new in and out points per shot, and in some cases drops shots entirely. Long term, Squeezebox could be used to edit across a variety of genres and remove much of the labour-intensive workload.

Visual Perceptive Media is a film with the capability to change its form based on the situation in which it is being viewed such as the time of day, location and audience characteristics. The current demonstration uses data from a phone app to identify individual preference profiles including music genre preferences. This data is then used to inform the composition of the film, pacing, mood, cinematic effects and storyline twists.

CAKE is a new experiment from BBC R&D that shows the potential of object based broadcasting for learning experiences. It is a real-time, interactive cookery show that changes as you cook with it, so whether it's adapting to the ingredients you have to hand or waiting for you to finish prepping before it continues, CAKE demonstrates what can be achieved through object-based media.

BBC Taster, the BBC's experimental platform, will also host Virtual Reality and 360 demonstrations from some of our most recent and engaging pilots. These include 'true VR' pilots 'We Wait' and 'The Turning Forest' which incorporates interactive spacial sound (binaural audio), as well as 'The Vic' which allows users to explore The Queen Vic from EastEnders. As well as trying out these pilots on the latest VR headsets, visitors to the BBC R&D stand will be able to view some of our 360-degree video pilots, including walking with dinosaurs with Sir David Attenborough.

BBC R&D will also be contributing to partner stands across IBC including the EBU Stand, Joint Task Force, CODAM Collaborative Project and VITEC Innovations, and you'll have the opportunity to see BBC R&D staff presenting research papers, as well as on a number of panels and speaking sessions.


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