Meeting Announcement - Jun 10, 2008

“Integrated Calibration and Management of Color, Tone, and Image Structure in a Digital Intermediate System”

Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 N. Vine Street
Pre-show get together at 6:30pm.  Program begins at 7:30pm
Presented by Nestor Rodriguez, Senior Technical Project Leader, Kodak


As the number of feature films processed with digital intermediate systems has increased, so has the need for more efficient methods for reducing system variability and preserving creative intent. Unwanted color, tone, and image structure distortions might be introduced during digitization or subsequent image-processing operations. The presence of this variability makes visually seamless intercutting of source material much more difficult.

This presentation describes a system and method for automatically creating calibration functions that convert color, tone, and image structure into a common exchange space. After this calibration, the system provides features that allow the user to accurately preserve the color, tone, and image structure of existing films, or create custom renderings that are faithfully reproduced when the images are displayed on film or digital devices.

This program will be of special interest to those involved in cinematography and laboratory practices.

Following Mr. Rodriguez's talk, we will close the evening with several short subjects which were photographed by cinematographers particularly known for their feature work.