BBC Buys Ten DSC Labs Test Charts

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Sun, 02/27/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

BBC Studios and Post Production has purchased 10 of DSC Labs test charts for camera calibration. BBC S&PP will be utilizing the charts in its brand-new 3D production studio and on the set of its award-winning flagship primetime continuing drama EastEnders. The new 3D production studio was fitted with two of DSC's Fairburn 3D Charts as well as a Standard BackFocus. The studio currently possesses two mirror beam splitter 3D rigs which allows for a small interaxial distance between the centers of the lenses. Each Fairburn 3D Chart will allow engineers and DP's to accurately set the IA convergence and geometry as well as ensure that the pairs of lenses are matched in terms of breathing ramping zoom and focus adjustment range. In addition these charts will be used to ensure colorimetry accuracy both between L/R cameras and between the two rigs. DSC Labs shipped three 11-step crossed greyscale charts as well as a MultiBurst a ChromaDuMonde 24 a BackFocus and a Tricia with Color Bars to the set of BBC's EastEnders – one of the most-watched television programs in the UK. Shot at the BBC Elstree Centre in Borehamwood Hertfordshire EastEnders recently upgraded its SD transmissions to HD. DSC Labs