Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 18:00 to 21:00
Hertfordshire Development Centre
Robertson House 6 Six Hills Way
SG1 2FG Stevenage
Event Details: 

Ultra High Definition TV sets are starting to be sold in significant numbers in the shops,
but what are the broadcasters’ plans, and how much benefit will there be for consumers? 
The first “4k” TV sets simply increased the resolution. 
A survey with over 2000 respondents will be reported which shows how the UK population might benefit
from increased resolution.

But UHDTV is about much more than simply increasing resolution. 

- by looking at Higher Frame Rate and Wider Colour Gamut -and touching on immersive audio
we come to the  hot topic of the year - High Dynamic Range (HDR)
and with a variety of different HDR solutions becoming available,
the important aspects and differences, as they affect TV production in particular, will be explored.  

Many TV sets sold in 2017 will be able to handle HDR and wider colour gamut. 

The last piece of the jigsaw though is higher frame rate, and the standards and delivery methods for this
are also now falling into place - and there will be demonstraion of a TV set
with High Dynamic Range Wide Colour Gamut AND High Frame Rate so you can see what it all looks like

This meeting is being held Joint with IET Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Network
  and to enable IET members to benefit from CPD points we are using their registration system

Register Via IET Site


Richard Salmon is a Lead Research Engineer at BBC R&D, with particular expertise in TV colorimetry
and display technology.  Having been involved with HDTV research since 1992, he has a deep technical
understanding of the entire image chain from the camera, though compression systems,
to the viewer’s impression of the displayed image. 
He inspired and led work within the BBC on higher frame rates, culminating in a very successful
demonstrations at IBC in 2008 and 2013. 
He is chairman of the EBU Displays group, and is also active on “Beyond HD” and LED lighting topics
in the EBU, the UK Digital TV Group (DTG), DVB and SMPTE.


Robertson House is a very short distance from Stevenage railway station

Head to the west side of the station and cross the Stevenage Leisure Park  diagonally
exit between KFC and TGI Fridays via Kings Way and past the IET building on your Left

and Cobhams on your right -turn right along Six Hills Wayand you will see where you are aiming for!!! .

There are pedestrian subways and not the most direct entrance!  so you will not go as the crow flies!

  ignoring the tunnel on the left and turn right up Gunnels Wood Lane -
to a tunnel under the road - go under here and Turn Left at the end  heading back to the junction..

 after a 100m or so there is a small gate go in here and turn Right going back the way you came
and then up the steps and turn left - back towards the Junction

OR just follow the path round to the right and then enter the site on the by the barriers
and walk up the road until you find how to get to the higher level
(there is not much in it!!!)

Robertson House is on the Corner (not Google Map shows!) with teh entranace facsing Six Hills Way


Google Map

Drivers  also have a  map for how to get there   There is parking via Bessemer Drive  /Caxton Way
The map also has instructions on how to get there From A1(M) junctions 7 or 8 and Gunnels Wood Lane

Please use the building’s former postcode: SG1 2ST for satellite navigation and online mapping systems
which points to the Bessemer Drive  end of the site!