Room N101 Elstree
Tel: +44 02033277400
See your footage restored back to life, through the passion and talents of our highly experienced and innovative specialist team. With over 20 years in the field of restoration, our experts offer a wide range of techniques and solutions to get the best out of your material. Whether you are restoring for distribution, transmission or even investing for the future we are fully committed to delivering you the highest quality service, whatever your requirements.
Before restoration work begins we assess the elements you have to ensure that you are using the best possible materials available and to design the optimum workflow for your project. Film is then physically examined, damaged joins repaired and ultrasonically cleaned to remove surface dirt and dust. The reels are finally transferred and graded to HD using DFT's Spirit, or scanned directly to HD or 2K file using DFT's Scanity.
Once captured into the digital world files are fully graded and the restoration process takes place. For this we use a combination of Pixel Farm's PF Clean, a non-destructive non-linear package that contains a full set of metadata tools to handle dirt, dust, scratches, warps, tears and flicker, Cinnafilm's Dark Energy (Relativity) for ultimate grain and noise management and HS Art's DustBuster for manual dirt removal. New titles, credit sequences and graphics are re-created to match the look and feel of the originals.
We work with the major legacy formats including 1", U-matic, BetaSP and D3. Our colourists have access to research and development tools including a PAL transform decoder. This unit is unique to BBC S&PP, separating PAL encoded luminance and chrominance signals delivering almost a complete absence of cross-colour and cross-lumance artefacts. This combined with realtime DVNR and CEDAR de-noise units guarantees outstanding results every time.
About BBC Studios and Post Production
BBC Studios and Post Production (BBC S&PP) offers world-class creative and technical production solutions to the media industry. Based at Television Centre in London, Elstree in Hertfordshire and the Paintworks in Bristol, it works in partnership with a range of media companies making content for a variety of broadcasters including ITV, Channel 4 and Sky, as well as the BBC.
BBC S&PP also provides a range of digital media services, handling and repurposing content through digital archiving, restoration and digital distribution. Its studios and post production facilities host and support many of the UK's favourite TV shows including Strictly Come Dancing, Harry Hill's TV Burp and Blue Peter. Other credits include The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old, Miranda and Deal or No Deal.