Studio Six gives the BBC a facelift

ATG Broadcast completes Studio Six upgrade at television centres.
BBC TV centre.
BBC TV centre.


ATG Broadcast in partnership with BBC Studios and Post Production, has completed a major upgrade to Studio Six at the Television Centre in London. Studio Six becomes Britain’s first 1080 50p HD studio and the fourth permanent HD studio at Television Centre.

“The Studio Six upgrade encompassed the detailed design, delivery and commissioning of production control, lighting and vision control areas plus vision apparatus area,” details ATG broadcast projects manager Dave Whitaker. “It also included the installation of dual link 1.5 gigabit/s and single link 3 gigabit/s HD video infrastructure.

A key difference between TC6 and the three existing 1080 50i HD studios, is the inclusion of a Sony dual-link HD vision mixer which will take optical fibre feeds from eight Sony HDC 1500 cameras.“ 12 VTR positions capable of operation in dual-link mode have been provided. Crystal Vision signal converters and other glue equipment have been installed.

The technical furniture is from Custom Consoles. “The production control monitor stack incorporates LCD panels with 24 inch 3D camera previews, 42 inch 3G transmission and preview monitors,” says Whitaker.

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