DSC Labs Test Charts Chosen by BBC Studios and Post Production for 3D Production
The new 3D production studio was fitted with two of DSC's Fairburn 3D Charts, as well as a Standard BackFocus (BF). The studio currently possesses two mirror beam splitter 3D rigs, which allows for a small IA (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 (BF), 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. Its seven DSC charts will be utilized for maximizing accuracy and matching of its camera settings.
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DSC Labs has been dedicated to image integrity in visual communications for more than 48 years. The company's pioneering engineering achievements include patented image processes and the development of standardized industry-wide test patterns, earning DSC the Fuji Gold Medal for outstanding contributions to television. "Better Images through Research" articulates the company's continuing commitment to making innovative products for image quality improvement.DSC Labs