The ATLANTIC news studio: reference model and field trial

Richard Storey, Artur Alves, José Ruela, Luís Teixeira, Teresa Andrade

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Today’s available solutions for the production of digitally compressed TV programmes require successive decoding and re-coding operations due both to the multiplicity of digital formats currently in use for signal acquisition and to technology limitations. This has the consequence of increasing the production costs and of reducing the overall signal quality. The ability of using compression also at the production stage will contribute to improve the overall signal quality and to reduce storage requirements and associated costs. The ATLANTIC project (ACTS 078) is developing a digital studio for the production of TV programmes using the MPEG2 format throughout the entire process, from the input of the studio to final programme distribution. EXPO’98, the next international exposition to be held in Lisbon, has been identified as an ideal showcase for audio-visual services developed by ACTS projects. The ATLANTIC project will provide basic infrastructures and technology for compressed-based TV programme production and distribution of audio-visual information and entertainment services for the entire EXPO site. This paper describes the studio reference model of the ATLANTIC project and the role ATLANTIC will be playing within the planned demonstrations of ACTS projects at EXPO’98.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultimedia Applications, Services and Techniques-ECMAST 1997 - 2nd European Conference, Proceedings
EditorsMichele Morgant, Serge Fdida
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)3540630783, 9783540630784
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd European Conference on Multimedia Applications, Services and Techniques, ECMAST 1997 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 21 May 199723 May 1997

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference2nd European Conference on Multimedia Applications, Services and Techniques, ECMAST 1997


  • ATM
  • Broadcast chain
  • Editing
  • MPEG
  • News studio
  • TCP/IP


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