Director: Andrew Smith
Producer: Andrew Smith & Paul Sen
Broadcaster: BBC 4
Production Company: Furnace TV
Physics professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates the amazing science of gravity. A fundamental force of nature, gravity shapes our entire universe, sculpting galaxies and warping space and time. But gravity’s strange powers, discovered by Albert Einstein, also affect our daily lives in the most unexpected ways. As Jim tells the story of gravity, it challenges his own understanding of the nature of reality. The science of gravity includes the greatest advances in physics, and Jim recreates groundbreaking experiments in gravity including when the Italian genius Galileo first worked out how to measure it.
Conform back to 4k Rushes, Nucoda grade in HDR and SDR, Avid Online with Mocha and Boris tools, Interra Baton Auto QC including PSE, BBC AS-11 DPP Delivery
The programme broadcast as a 90′ film on BBC4 in the UK and was delivered as two 45′ episodes to TVF for international delivery in UltraHD Premium (BT.2100, ST.2084).
The programme was shot and posted in UHD on Sony cameras and was completed in an ACES colour pipeline, initially graded in BT.1886 (Rec.709) for a tight UK broadcast TX date before having a HDR trim pass completed utilising the original ACES negative files.
“Working in ACES allowed us to get the UK SDR delivery graded beautifully for TX whilst at no point clipping or compressing any of the data. This meant that the HDR pass was able to make full use of the full range of the source material as well as all of the original colour information for the extended P3D65 colour space which was then encoded into Rec2020” Claire Winter, who graded both the SDR and HDR versions, explained. “As soon as I started the HDR trim pass, it was immediately clear how vivid and stunning the original captured material was. It’s amazing how quickly you get used to the HDR images.”
Grade: Claire Winter
Online Edit: Andres del Caño
Edit Support: Sergei Dimlić, Izzy Akiwumi