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BBC launches Stagebox IP production device

The BBC has launched a camera-mounted device that lets programme makers to link multiple cameras and move HD content over a standard internet network.

Developed by the corporation’s R&D department and launched commercially for the first time today at the NAB show in Las Vegas, Stagebox is designed to let programme makers replace expensive broadcast-specific equipment with standard IT hardware, such as wireless routers, switches and network cabling.

“There are some clear and compelling benefits to IP production, as programme makers can stream professional quality footage to any gallery or post-production team with an internet connection in real-time, wherever they may be,” said BBC technology transfer manager Nick Pinks.

As part of the BBC’s public service remit, R&D is responsible for pioneering the future of broadcast technology and Stagebox “represents an important step forward in programme making,” the corporation said.

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