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This footage was filmed in August 2015 at BBC Studios and Post Production in South Ruislip, London, United Kingdom.

BBC archive telecine specialist Tim Emblem-English and retired telecine operator Jim Gregory demonstrated the processes involved in scanning television film footage onto tape for broadcast.

This video is part of a series that shows how engineers used telecine scanning processes in order to prepare finished films for broadcast transmission.

The footage being scanned was originally exposed during the project’s historical reenactment of a 16mm television film crew at work, and subsequently processed at i-dailies in West London.

About the project
ADAPT (2013-8) is a European Research Council project at Royal Holloway University of London. The project studies the history of technologies in television, focussing on their everyday use in production activities.

ADAPT examines what technologies were adopted and why; how they worked; and how people worked with them. As well as publishing written accounts, the project carries out 'simulations' that reunite retired equipment with the people who used to use it.

Participants in these simulations explain how each machine worked and how different machines worked together as an 'array'; how they adapted the machines; and how they worked together as teams within the overall production process.


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