Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 18:00 to 21:00
Sony Electronics
1730 North First Street
95112 San Jose, CA
United States
Event Details: 

The latest flavor of TV coming to consumers is "High Dynamic Range" TV which adds increased details and brightness to images increasing the sense of realism.   UHDTV already includes Wide Color Gamut (WCG) with the standard Rec.2020.  What is the current status of standards and the industry roll-out of HDR?  How does it connect with UHDTV?  What engineering challenges remain?  How will content be re-mastered for this enhancement to TV?    The talk describes the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) for production and post-production as enabling content for HDR and WCG television.


Jim Houston, principal of Starwatcher Digital, consults on new technologies and workflows for TV and motion pictures. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Science and Technology Council, and co-chair of the ACES Project Committee which enables HDR production.  He was previously Vice President of Technology and Engineering for Sony Pictures and has worked at multiple post houses, visual effects companies, and animation studios. He has received two Academy Science and Engineering Awards, and was a leader on two projects winning 2012 Engineering Emmys.


PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE PARKING STRUCTURE: the gates close at 7pm. Please use parking spaces around the buildings at ground level.

Refreshments will be served