Striking-looking imagery of wildlife created for CCTV’s new UHD HDR channel

Post-production house Igloo has completed 14 long-form 4K Ultra HD Hybrid-Log-Gamma HDR natural history productions for China’s public broadcaster, China Central Television (CCTV).

The productions were all made by Earth Touch for CCTV’s recently launched UHD HDR channel. Igloo graded the work on a Grass Valley 8K Rio system with HDR monitoring from Canon and Omnitek.

The facility, which is based above a Victorian pub in London’s New Oxford Street, specialises in post-producing 4K and HDR natural history and music productions for a client base that’s largely located outside the UK.

Igloo managing director Brian Ainsworth said: “We are extremely pleased to be involved in such a seminal and vast project for China’s leading broadcaster. After working in HDR for a number of years, I am delighted to see the format grow and for Igloo to be seen as a premier HDR post facility.”

Earth Touch COO Lara Cox added: “Whilst we have been in the world of 4K UHD for a while, we are extremely excited that our first foray into HDR is on such a large-scale project for CCTV.”