Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 18:00 to 21:00
BBC R&D South Lab
Centre House 56 Wood Lane
W12 7SB London
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

This year we visit BBC R&D South lab– to see what they have been working on and

their view of the future since we visited two years ago. There is so much to hear about
Time labels, Broadcast Render engine and IP Studio/ST2110  that we will be starting
formal proceedings at 18h30 
to give time to see demonstrations of BBC R&D work as well 

.... And we will catch up on HDR developments and see many application of
Object based media and work on AR.

This meeting is oversubscribed Please use the wait list - preference will be given to SMPTE members
If you cannot attend please cancel your booking (how to) so that others can use your place

After ample refreshment at 18h00 the evening starts with an over view of BBC R&D
and then a look at BBC R&D's IP futures agenda
given by Carina Heppke. Head of Technology Transfer & Partnerships for BBC R&D

We then hear about specific work – IP studio/ST2110 with Peter Brightwell -
Time labels with John Fletcher – bringing us up to date after the Timecode summit at BT in November 2016,
Mark Lomas then describes the Broadcast render engine and finally in this sequence –
Katy Noland winner of the SMPTE journal award 2017 will update us on HDR like topics
There will be able time to  discus  with them what they have said and on related areas.

You can then visit what BBC R&D are demonstrating   Object Based Medial toolkit
the Civilisation Augmented Reality (AR) App and R&D Toolkit, and HDR.
In addition there will be something on IP Production in the Cloud/Protocols for creating
Object-Based Media at Scale – but as this field is changing so fast – we will have to wait and see.

There will be a short time to “gather our thoughts and confirm the directions
our industries may take”  before we leave just before 21h00.

Read the recent Blog by Andy Conroy Controller R&D  
and Study the  Review of BBC R&D Activities and their importance to the UK Industry 


Carina Heppke is Head of Technology Transfer & Partnerships for BBC R&D

Peter Brightwell is a Lead Engineer currently heading up  research activities at R&D's
South Lab on the IP Studio project, which is evaluating the benefits and challenges
of using IP networks in real-time production activity and to support mobile platforms,
and how technologies developed for the internet/web can scale to the demands
of programme makers


John Fletcher is a Lead Technologist . During his 20-plus year career, he has worked in
a variety of fields including acoustics, audio/video coding, subtitling and tapeless production.
His current work is focussed on technical standardsand the application of new technology
in the TV production environment.
He chaired the SMPTE Technology Committee on Time Labelling and Synchronisation.


Mark Lomas is the Technical/ Lead Architect for User experince (UX)

Katy Noland is Senior Research and Development Engineer specialising in how the
human visual system perceives digital video, with applications in video format
specification  and conversion.
She is a Tonmeister and won the SMPTE Journal Award 2017.

And in addition those demonstrating

Jasmine Cox is a Designer & Producer with  R&D's Future Experience Technologies group,
she's  based in the North Lab in Salford  Jasmine is helping take object-based media
to the next level by supporting content creators with tools and workflows that enable
real-world production for responsive object-based experiences.


Laura Harrison is Senior Product Manager & Global Innovation Programme Lead at
BBC Connected Studio


David Johnston is Senior Product Manager for Virtual & Augmented Reality;
David is looking at how VR/AR and other immersive technologies can be
applied to the BBC Public Service as well as enabling other areas of the BBC
and the wider digital economy.
He joined BBC R&D in 2017 after working in Film post-production on features such as
Casino Royale, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and The Chronicles Of Narnia.  


This evening has been produced by
Sarah Mines R&D’s Technology Engagement Manager. Her remit is to create
and execute BBC R&D’s engagement strategy which aims to raise awareness
and understanding of the benefits of the department’s work.


Richard Salmon ‎Lead Research Engineer who is specialisea in Colorimetry, Displays
and future TV systems.


BBC R&D South Lab is located to the east of Central line
– accessed by the bridge from Wood Lane opposite Television Centre.
From White City ( Central Line)  turn Left out of exit walk South down  Wood Lane
and turn left before the hoardings
FromWood Lane  (Circle and H&C line) Turn Right out of exit down the temporary way
- turn right at the end of the  slope . 
The White City Bus station and a large car park is available at Westfield about 10 mins
walk away – and Shepherds  Bush Overground station about 15 minutes away.