Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 18:15 to 20:30
Birmingham City University
Millennium Point Curzon Street
B4 7XG Birmingham
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

Peter Wilson will talk about the origins of modern HDR, production, post production, live production,
transmission and display. HDR can be the saviour of UHDTV, wide colour gamut
and HDR in conjunction with 4K displays excite the human Visual System like none before
However High Dynamic Range, High Frame rate and a 4K sample grids are not natural bedfellows

Come and meet SMPTE members  including the new SMPTE Student Chapter at Birmingham City University
and the members  of NaSTA Student Television - from Guild TV  and other Midlands universities



Peter Wilson began his career at 15 with an electronic and mechanical apprenticeship
and subsequently worked in TV studio engineering before joining Sony Broadcast.
He moved into HDTV in the mid-’80s, working on high definition (HD) productions,
including the very first feature movie shot in HD, and eventually (for Sony Europe) setting up
Europe’s first HD-to-35mm film-out facility using electron beam recording technology.
In 1998, he helped to organize the technical facilities for the first digital cinema demonstration
at IBC Brighton and today, as a founding director of the European Digital Cinema Forum (EDCF),
he continues to focus on digital cinema interoperability.
During his time at Snell & Wilcox, he earned a Technical Emmy for work on HD upconversion.
Through HDDC, he now provides training in HDTV, UHDTV, and digital cinema matters.
He is a SMPTE Fellow, director of the EDCF and Event Cinema Association (ECA).

He stepped in at short notice to give a very dynamic seminar on HDR with John Watkinson
at the HPA Tech Retreat UK in July 2016 .



Birmingham City University City Centre / Millennium Point Campus is just outside Birmingham City centre – see map   and Google maps

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.   After parking, take the lift to level 2.  Leave the car park at that level and into Millennium Point. Then go past the lifts; the entrance to the University is opposite the ThinkTank

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   – exit following signs to Moor Street Station 

The 1603 train from Euston (Arr BHM 1727)   is the last before peak time and you will be able to catch either the 2050 (arr EUS 22.13 ) or the 2110 (Arr EUS 22.43) 

see map  

Google Maps