Virtual Classroom Course: HDR Technology and Workflows for M&E

New Virtual Classroom Course!

High-Dynamic-Range: HDR Technology and Workflows for Media and Entertainment 

2020 Course Online Start Dates:


27 January 2020 Register


3 February 2020  Register


Led by instructor Pierre Routhier, an advanced imaging specialist, this course will cover critical concepts and practical considerations across the HDR workflow, from mastering to production, distribution, and viewing.

“SMPTE Virtual Classroom courses are a valuable resource for technologists, engineers, and practitioners involved with creating professional media, as the course offerings support deeper understanding of important technologies and related SMPTE standards,” said SMPTE Director of Education Joel Welch. “Demand for more training on HDR has been significant, and we’re pleased to offer a well-rounded course that will help professionals in making the most of this exciting format and its tremendous potential.”

SMPTE’s newest Virtual Classroom course will explore workflows for mastering HDR content for theatrical and home distribution. In doing so, it will delve into foundational building blocks of HDR including human perception of light and how it is captured, the opto-electronic transfer function (OETF), the electro-optical transfer function (EOTF), the HDR ecosystem, HDR displays, HDR workflows, and more. 

Who Needs to Take This Course?

Practitioners, technologists, and engineers involved with pre-production, production, post-production, display, and archiving, who require an understanding of high-dynamic-range concepts, technologies, implementation considerations, and workflows. 


About the Instructor

Former Aerospace Engineer Pierre Hugues Routhier, Eng., M.Eng., is a specialist in advanced imaging technologies. He has developed innovative solutions and workflows for studios and post-production facilities in all fields of advanced imaging: ultra-high resolution, high frame rate, VR/AR, HDR, etc... Routhier is credited with more than a dozen patents related to advanced imaging, is published in several industry papers and provides training to studios, manufacturers and broadcasters worldwide. His latest book, the Digital Troublemaker Guide to HDR, has quickly become an industry reference on HDR for broadcast and motion pictures.

About the Virtual Classroom

SMPTE Virtual Classroom courses are offered online, and they draw participants from around the world. During these blended-learning courses, participants engage in independent study and weekly one-hour, instructor-led coaching sessions that assist them in understanding more complex topics and activities. The live coaching sessions are recorded for on-demand viewing by those unable to attend, and instructors also provide timely responses to participant questions posed through the course's online discussion forum. Each virtual course offering has a specific start date, a specific stop date, and weekly learning goals. Participants who complete a course successfully are awarded a SMPTE Certificate of Achievement that recognizes their investment of time and effort, as well as their commitment to advancing their careers.

New for 2019, SMPTE will also offer self-study course options for all Virtual Classroom courses. The self-study offerings contain the same course material as the instructor-led versions, but participants are provided with twice as much time for study.