UK Screen Technology conference exploring High Dynamic Range and the new creative possibilities
it opens up in colour grading. . HDR or High Dynamic Range is fast becoming the most important topic
in picture technology for TV and Film. TV displays have moved on considerably since the days of
CRT “tube” TVs when the current brightness and contrast levels were defined. Now with UHD and 4k there’s an opportunity to leave these legacy standards behind and implement significantly brighter pictures on LCD and OLED TVs with genuine black levels and natural detail in the shadows and highlights.
In the cinema, laser projection also offers HDR and much brighter pictures. The constraints are being taken off the colour palette too. A new wider colour gamut specification will allow hues that could not be displayed by older technologies. These advances allow natural looking images with realistic light levels and a vast array of colours much closer to the range perceived by the naked eye.
You will hear about Dolby Vision and the BBC’s Hybrid Log Gamma standard. We will examine the tools and skills you need to invest in. You will hear from colourists about the creative opportunities and challenges that HDR brings as well as the impacts on the workflows which will still require us to deliver not just an HDR version but also compatible images for the majority of viewers that will only have standard dynamic range TVs .
Stephen Auld (Dolby), Andrew Cotton (BBCR&D)
SMPTE members Tim Borer (BBC R&D), Simon Gauntlet (DTG)
SMPTE Fellow Andy Quested (BBC/ITU).
19th May 2016 2pm - 6pm (Registration & exhibits from 1pm, Networking Drinks 6pm-7pm)-
The conference is open to all
Free to UK Screen members £85 plus VAT for Non Members Register
SMPTE members Get a 20% discount by using the link or code in the emails of Monday 11 April
or by contacting SMPTE UK