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noggin13,887 posts since 26 Jun 2001

The regional optouts and thunderclaps ... having seen video footage some time ago on YouTube (which I can't find now, annoyingly) of a regional gallery opting in and out of the headline sequence I can only admire the people responsible. It isn't a countdown as such, London just yells "opt out opt out" down the line after the last national headline and the timing is up to the region. It really does seem unnecessarily complicated and it's amazing we don't get more crashes and untidy mixes.


London doesn't usually yell...

Most directors I've heard are perfectly calm and just call the opt in the same way as presentation do, with a clear 'opt-out, opt-out'. They trigger a timer that counts to the opt-back with a digitised voice which is sent to the regions along with the director's talkback (the digital voice used to be Fiona Bruce, not sure if it is now Sophie Raworth). When that timer hits zero they call 'opt-in, opt-in' (some may say 'opt-back, opt-back')
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cityprod1,869 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
Fair play to Sophie Rayworth who flew through the headlines tonight! Blink and you may have missed it!


44 seconds on the top story, 29 seconds on the rest of the headlines, the full title sequence taking 1 minute 43 seconds. The amount of time the top story got felt justifiable, the other headlines were not overlong, it worked beautifully. Even in the 1999 era, you might have forgiven the main bulletin for doing an extended open like this in this situation. When the opening sequence takes 2 minutes or more, it does tend to feel too long.
Markymark5,898 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today

However if (and I think it's still an IF - though I think an RFI has gone out) they move to an IP system for regional production (possibly using remote production techniques) then that may offer some potential solutions.


A tender went out this week for a trial system, (it's going to be a long road before we see anything being deployed)
noggin13,887 posts since 26 Jun 2001

However if (and I think it's still an IF - though I think an RFI has gone out) they move to an IP system for regional production (possibly using remote production techniques) then that may offer some potential solutions.


A tender went out this week for a trial system, (it's going to be a long road before we see anything being deployed)


Yep - the opt-out solution for BBC One HD will have to arrive separately, and before, I guess. Fingers crossed the SD gear lasts... (Though cameras could be upgraded earlier in extremis I guess - as any solution will presumably have Cameras and CCUs+RCPs+MSUs on site and their outputs IP encapsulated for transit to the remote data centre. Whether you go for CCUs with internal IP support or off-board would be the main question?)
Rkolsen2,328 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World

However if (and I think it's still an IF - though I think an RFI has gone out) they move to an IP system for regional production (possibly using remote production techniques) then that may offer some potential solutions.


A tender went out this week for a trial system, (it's going to be a long road before we see anything being deployed)


Yep - the opt-out solution for BBC One HD will have to arrive separately, and before, I guess. Fingers crossed the SD gear lasts... (Though cameras could be upgraded earlier in extremis I guess - as any solution will presumably have Cameras and CCUs+RCPs+MSUs on site and their outputs IP encapsulated for transit to the remote data centre. Whether you go for CCUs with internal IP support or off-board would be the main question?)



Do you have a link on the tender process. Not sure where’d I’d start.
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Markymark5,898 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today

A tender went out this week for a trial system, (it's going to be a long road before we see anything being deployed)


Yep - the opt-out solution for BBC One HD will have to arrive separately, and before, I guess. Fingers crossed the SD gear lasts... (Though cameras could be upgraded earlier in extremis I guess - as any solution will presumably have Cameras and CCUs+RCPs+MSUs on site and their outputs IP encapsulated for transit to the remote data centre. Whether you go for CCUs with internal IP support or off-board would be the main question?)



Do you have a link on the tender process. Not sure where’d I’d start.


It's not viewable, unless you are a registered supplier on the BBC's supplier framework (and you've signed an NDA Cool )
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