Production company Eagle Rock recently enlisted the aid of U.K.-based post house BTV Post to convert concert footage from The Rolling Stones recent Hyde Park performance from 1080P at 25 fps, originally shot for TV and DVD release, to 24 fps for theatrical distribution.
BTV Post relied on Snell’s new Alchemist OD file-based standards conversion platform to convert the performance with stunning results. Alchemist was used for the entire conversion, which dovetailed with BTV Post’s 4K Mistika postproduction pipeline.
“This sets a new benchmark for the conversion of films for television, and performance content for digital cinema, without ever needing to slow down or speed up again,” said Jon Lee, chief technical officer at BTV Post. “Working closely with Snell’s engineering team we have come up with workflows to get a low frame rate conversion that is virtually indistinguishable from the original.”
Shot this summer in London, a week after their inaugural Glastonbury performance, The Rolling Stones concert will be released in the U.S. in November by distributor SpectiCast.