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Colledia goes dancing for BBC Post

30 March 2006

BBC Post Production London has won the post production work on the second series of Strictly Dance Fever, which airs on BBC One in April – and it will be using its new logging tool Colledia for Production for enhanced clip research.

Presented by Graham Norton, Strictly Dance Fever will see some of the UK’s most talented non-professional dancers strut their stuff on the dance floor, as they compete for public votes and a £50,000 prize award.

The production team needs fast access to a large volume of material, right up to the point of transmission, particularly because the programme draws on lots of behind-the-scenes content. BBC Post Production’s new ingest and logging tool, Colledia for Production, developed by Siemens Business Services, enables the production teams to research and locate clips quickly. Colledia for Production was used by BBC Post Production on the successful third series of Strictly Come Dancing and the recent new series Just the Two of Us. It can also be used to storyboard and assemble rough cuts.

BBC Post Production London is providing full facility support for Strictly Dance Fever, including edit suites, a logging suite, production office and library, all situated in BBC Post Production’s Edit Facility, based on the fourth floor at Television Centre. Twenty five post production staff will support the project, including editors, edit assistants, loggers, engineers and runners. BBC Post Production is delivering a mix of offline edits, symphony onlines and grades, some of which may be operating on a 24-hour basis over transmission weeks.

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