(HDR) Technology and Workflows for M&E - Self Study

What you'll learn: 
  • Get to know the entire HDR chain, from lighting to capture, post production, encoding, delivery, and display
  • Understand the practical implications of establishing various HDR workflows
  • Build an extensive vocabulary around HDR and learn how to communicate effectively about related systems and workflows
  • Learn about the scientific building blocks that allow HDR to deliver stunning image quality
10 Months
Participants must meet minimum course requirements (a 70% cumulative score for all quizzes, exams, and assignments) to receive the certificate.

Course Description:

Open Enrollment!

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

Bringing viewers brighter highlights and greater contrast, high dynamic range (HDR) has been eagerly embraced across the media and entertainment industry. However, while HDR offers clear benefits, it also requires adaption throughout the end-to-end workflow, from capture and mastering through to delivery and display. This SMPTE Virtual Classroom course, “HDR Technology and Workflows for M&E,” will help you to understand critical concepts and practical considerations across the HDR workflow. With deeper knowledge of HDR workflows, formats, and display technologies, you can aid your company in successfully implementing HDR or help the organization explore possibilities for improving existing HDR workflows.

  • Module 1 - HDR its Lights, its Properties, and its Capture
  • Module 2 - Dynamic Range
  • Module 3 - The High Dynamic Range Ecosystem
  • Module 4 - HDR Capture
  • Module 5 - HDR Displays
  • Module 6 - HDR Workflows
  • Module 7 - Content Analysis & HDR Potential
  • Module 8 - The Future of HDR

This SMPTE Virtual Classroom course will cover critical concepts and practical considerations across the HDR workflow, from mastering to production, distribution, and viewing. In exploring workflows for mastering HDR content for theatrical and home distribution, course modules 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. Overall, the course will help practitioners, technologists, and engineers involved with pre-production, production, post production, display, and archiving to gain a deeper understanding of HDR that will support their current work, or open up possibilities for new roles and responsibilities.

Terms and Conditions: 

Any of SMPTE's Virtual Classroom courses are available as private sessions for organizations. Contact us for details about private course options and with any curriculum questions.

If you register, but cannot attend and would like your registration fee applied to a future course, please contact us. A $75 transfer fee will apply.
If you cannot meet your course deadline, you can request an extension. A $100 extension fee will apply. Please contact us to ask for an extension.
Refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least three weeks prior to the course start date, less a 10% ($100 for CCNA courses) cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after that time.

SMPTE Education Team contact: education@smpte.org