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SDR and HDR – There’s More to Discuss!

SMPTE Hollywood to Focus on Best Practices in HDR/SDR Workflows

SDR and HDR – There’s More to Discuss!

SMPTE Hollywood to Focus on Best Practices in HDR/SDR Workflows


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SMPTE Hollywood Section will explore best practices for HDR/SDR workflows at its October meeting. Hosted by SMPTE Hollywood Section and Colorist Society Hollywood in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, this event will include technical presentations and a panel discussion from some of the industry’s top colorists, workflow specialists and innovators. The free event is scheduled for Thursday, October 5 at 6:00pm at AMPAS’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

Standards exist regarding SDR and HDR encoding but there are no established best practices for content creation.

Presenters will offer answers to such questions as:

  • What does it mean for HDR and SDR versions to “match”? Should they?
  • Which deliverable comes first?
  • What’s the best way to manage LUTs and looks?
  • Can ACES be a creative and technical facilitator for HDR/SDR workflows?
  • The event will also offer a sneak peek at the latest HDR and SDR Output Transforms being condered for the ACES 2.0 release.

The evening will begin with presentations from colorists John Daro, CSH, Lead Digital Intermediate Colorist, Warner Post Production Creative Services; Lynette Duensing, CSH, Senior Colorist, Instinctual LLC Hollywood; and Laura Jans Fazio, Senior Colorist/Studio Post-Division, NBC Universal, Juan Cabrera, CSH, Supervising Colorist, Lightbenders; The following panel discussion will feature Daro, Duensing, Fazio, Cabrera and Annie Chang, VP/Creative Technologies, Universal Pictures and ACES Co-Chair. Mar Zorn, Content Protection & Production Security, Marvel Studios, will moderate. The event is produced by Linda Rosner.

6:00 PM Networking Reception

7:00 PM Program Begins 

As always, SMPTE meetings are free and open to all, even non-members. Each guest must register separately. 

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