Sound and full picture post on a BBC4 show in which Professor Jim Al-Khalili sets out to uncover one of the great mysteries of science.
Post house: The Station
Client: Furnace TV
Brief: Complete sound and full picture post on the BBC 4 show in which Professor Jim Al-Khalili sets out to uncover one of the great mysteries of science – how does a universe that starts off as dust end up with intelligent life?
How it was done: The project entailed editing a number of different picture sources on the same timeline. Sources included interviews and pieces to camera shot on EX-3, archive material supplied as movie files and time-coded stock and still image files.
Editor Todd Dalton also used downloaded Divx files to cut with prior to the actual archive masters being digitized. Final grading was done using Color.
“The ease of selective colour correction enabled some really nice opportunities to finish shots that didn’t have the benefit of perfect weather conditions, to stand out or be matched back in to the surrounding material,” explained Dalton.
Final layoff of the broadcast master was to SD Digi despite the entire programme having been cut and finished at HD. Layoff was real time using a Kona 3 video card in the FCP.
Watch it: On BBC4 from Thursday January 14