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BeebyBoy West Country (East) Points West
Its another Pebble Mill scenario. The actual studios are fine, purpose built and in nice surroundings. A refit would have sufficed but no there has to be another silly impractical office space with a few studios shoved in. A waste of money.


That's all well and good, but the building itself wasn't in great condition. Believe me, you wouldn't want to find yourself working in an office late at night with a storm raging outside, with the wind and rain rattling those old windows for all they were worth. It must have cost a bomb to heat the place too...energy efficient it certainly wasn't! That said, it will be missed by a lot of people who worked there.
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rob Founding member Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Here's the Newyddion lookback (in Welsh obviously)...

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m_in_m Anglia (East) Look East
Has someone forgotten to update the copyright year? MMXIX
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thegeek Founding member London London
Article on BBC News online giving further details

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54281802

I'm not sure that article's right in claiming that it's the first IP facility in the UK. It might have been the case when they first started building it, but I think Bloomberg got there first.
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Technologist London London
Article on BBC News online giving further details

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54281802

I'm not sure that article's right in claiming that it's the first IP facility in the UK. It might have been the case when they first started building it, but I think Bloomberg got there first.

Bloomberg uses SMPTE ST2022-6 which encapsulates SDI in a IP stream that was on air arround start of 2018
BBC Wales and recent OB trucks (say from 2018 ) use SMPTE ST 2110 which carries the video audio and metadata as Separate IP flows .
It also carries video with no standard raster so that you can have 1080 *1920 for mobile phones or say 1920*350 for lower thirds upto 32k square .....

AS part of its help to,the industries in the current COvid situation some SMPTE standards including ST 2110 are free https://www.smpte.org/free-standards-and-publications
And it's Annual,conference in November where you can hear read and discuss technical papers and more is very cheap .... https://2020.smpte.org
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noggin Founding member
Article on BBC News online giving further details

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54281802

I'm not sure that article's right in claiming that it's the first IP facility in the UK. It might have been the case when they first started building it, but I think Bloomberg got there first.

Bloomberg uses SMPTE ST2022-6 which encapsulates SDI in a IP stream that was on air arround start of 2018
BBC Wales and recent OB trucks (say from 2018 ) use SMPTE ST 2110 which carries the video audio and metadata as Separate IP flows .
It also carries video with no standard raster so that you can have 1080 *1920 for mobile phones or say 1920*350 for lower thirds upto 32k square .....

AS part of its help to,the industries in the current COvid situation some SMPTE standards including ST 2110 are free https://www.smpte.org/free-standards-and-publications
And it's Annual,conference in November where you can hear read and discuss technical papers and more is very cheap .... https://2020.smpte.org


And the big win for 2110 vs 2022-6/7 is that with 2110 you can carry uncompressed UHD as a single stream, rather than having to use compression or Quad-3G-over-IP techniques. 2022-6/7 is a neat stop-gap IP solution - but it carries all the issues of legacy HD-SDI over into IP in a way that is not always ideal.

This is why OB trucks switched to 2110 from 2022 as soon as it was feasible. (The first gen IP trucks Arena built have to use TICO compression over 2022 to carry UHD stuff)
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Article on BBC News online giving further details

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54281802

I'm not sure that article's right in claiming that it's the first IP facility in the UK. It might have been the case when they first started building it, but I think Bloomberg got there first.


Yes, as pointed out using 2022-6, so in my book that still qualifies them to be the first UK facility to use IP. Mind you if you consider facilites on wheels, then Arena were there first in 2016 😎
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
rob posted:
Here's the Newyddion lookback (in Welsh obviously)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmm1_agXzV8

Considering how nice both BBC Wales and S4C presentation is in general that end cap is rather ugly.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
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what West Country (East) Points West
Alex Humphreys (formerly Ffeil presenter, moving to weather) has a TikTok account and has been posting behind the scenes videos during her last few days working in Llandaff.

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSmcrtCL/

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSmcBcEP/
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Ballyboy Recently warned UTV Newsline
don’t understand why the breakfast bulletins don’t launch from central square
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Because it's easier to launch something new at 1.30pm with a full (virtual) office than at 6am with a skeleton crew.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.

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