Roundtable Films has recently completed finishing post on Furnace TV’s Gravity and Me: The Force That Shapes Our Lives presented by Jim Al-Khalili.
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 all 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 colourspace which was then encoded into Rec2020” Roundtable Films’ digital colourist 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.” Claire added.