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BBC Studioworks upgrades Studio D at Elstree

Includes investment in Sony HDC-P50 4K POV camera to feed demand from light entertainment and music show clients

BBC Studioworks has revealed further investment in new technology across its portfolio.

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

Key improvements include:

  • Expanding Studio D’s existing communications system with 40 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 enhanced audio workflows
  • Providing interconnectivity with all Studioworks’ studios and post production edit suites

Studioworks has also increased its stock of Fujinon lenses with the addition of further UA14X4.5 BERD 4Ks, UA24X7.8 BERD 4Ks and accompanying Servo control kits.

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

The investment follows Studioworks’ communications upgrade in Elstree 8 and 9, along with the purchase of new cameras and servers in 2019.

John O’Callaghan, head of studios and post production at BBC Studioworks, said: “This investment reinforces our ongoing commitment to providing a creative and innovative experience for our clients underpinned by premium technology.

“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.”