Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 18:15 to 21:00
Birmingham City University
Millennium Point Curzon Street
B4 7XG Birmingham
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

Monday 17 February - Registration Closed-  but please come along
Professor Alan Chalmers of Warwick University will bring us up to date with an overview of the High Dynamic Range system (HDR) and its standardisation progress.
He and his research team, including SMPTE Student members, will demonstrate HDR video of up to 18 f-stops will be captured at 30 frames a second on a low cost system and transmitted to a mobile device.
Please Register Promptly

HDR is just one of the enhancements to existing TV systems as UHD advances – after all the natural world presents our eyes with a wide range of colours and intensities from moonlight to bright sunshine. We can see detail in regions that vary significantly in luminance. Current imaging techniques are incapable of accurately capturing or displaying such a range of lighting. Some areas under-exposed and others over-exposed. 
Those with a Film Background know that they have used systems with a greater dynamic range than TV - but still do not portray the range of natural objects.
High Dynamic Range imaging can capture, store, transmit and deliver real-world lighting. This gives a step change in viewing experience, for example the ability to clearly see the football when it is kicked from the shadow of the stadium into sunshine."

This HDR development work is part of a European wide initiative (EU COST Action IC1005) to develop an efficient open source standard for HDR video.
We are meeting in the Boardroom which is next to main BCU Reception at Millennium Point Level 2 (opposite the Think Tank) at the City Centre Campus.
There is a multi-storey car park owned and managed by Birmingham City Council situated adjacent to Millennium Point. The car park can be accessed via Jennens Road. Millennium Point is clearly signposted from all main routes into the city – simply follow the brown tourist signs. The nearest motorways are the M6, M5 and M42. NB. If using sat nav please use the following postcode- B4 7AP.

Millennium Point is just 10 mins walk  from Moor Street Station  and a quarter of an Hour From New Street Station but note the station Refurbishments –exit following signs to Moor Street Station  See Map
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