Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 18:15 to 20:30
Turnpike Road
RG14 2NX Newbury
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

Following NAB 2017, we take a look at HDR with key proponents of both PQ and HLG technologies
To see which best fits the needs of the Television and Cinema industries-
what is each systems trying to achieve and is there a place for both?

With the rapid take-up of high dynamic range and wide colour gamut in production,
and the increasing availability of TV Sets and Cinema Projectors capable of displaying
these superb images faithfully, we need to standardise and deploy systems that satisfy:

  • Compatibility with existing TV Systems, where necessary
  • Best use of the bit-depth available without suffering artifacts (Barten Ramp)
  • Viable conversion between formats, as part of the “HDR Ecosystem”

There was a similar meeting after IBC at itv on 22 September 2016

With two leading standards: Perceptual Quantisation and Hybrid Log Gamma,
both excellent in their own rights at delivering perfect pictures to the screen,
we have to delve into the delivery of those pictures and the simple practicality
in both Cinematic and Domestic display.

After a brief introduction from Andy Quested  who chairs the ITU HDR Group

We will hear compelling explanations and updates  from
Prinyar Boon from Dolby on Dolby Vision, which is PQ/Display Reference based 
and Tim Borer/  from the BBC on HLG/Scene Referenced systems

and then ample time to question and discuss under the careful chairmanship
of Chris Johns Chief Engineer Broadcast Strategy SKY

A description  of both PQ and HLR is given in
ITU-R BT.2390 “High dynamic range television for production and international programme exchange”
and in ITU_R BT 2100 : Image parameter values for high dynamic range television for use
in production and international programme exchange (previously known as ITU-R BT[HDR])

Come and meet others from across our industries and beyond - Formal meeting starts 19h00
SMPTE UK Thanks s-a-m for providing the venue and ample refreshments


Andy Quested, ITU
Andy Quested started working as a Technical Assistant at the BBC in 1978 working in the telecine
and videotape departments before becoming an editor in 1986. Andy worked as an editor across
a range of BBC output but is best known as the editor of Keeping Up Appearances! 
In 2000 Andy moved to the BBC Technology Group taking a lead in the BBC’s strategies
for HD, 3D, UHD, QC and file workflows. Currently Andy is leading the work for the
BBC’s automated quality control project and also chairs the EBU strategic Quality Control programme. 

Now Working as Head of Technology BBC HD & UHD, BBC Design and Engineering
he is an ITU Rapporteur Group chair and now chair of WP6C,Andy has lead international work
on 3D, QC, UHDand the group looking at HDR standards in which role he chairs this debate.

Prinyar Boon, Dolby
Director Eng and Support, Broadcast Systems and E-Media, Dolby Europe.
Prin has been working in the Broadcast TV industry since the mid 80’s and has worked on the design
of equipment in many parts of the Broadcast chain, digital cinema standardisation
and home theatre systems. He joined Dolby Laboratories in 2009 working on the deployment
of Broadcast and OTT multichannel audio production and transmission systems.
He is now a Systems Architect in the Dolby Broadcast Group concentrating on the development
and standardisation of Immersive and Object Audio for next generation Broadcast Television

Tim Borer, BBC
A Lead Engineer at BBC Research & Development, currently focusing on aspects of UHDTV
such as high dynamic range and high frame rates. Previously Tim led the video compression team
at BBC R&D, developing "Dirac" and the SMPTE VC-2 compression standard.
He maintains an interest in compression for production.
Prior to the BBC he designed professional broadcasting equipment, including motion compensated
standards converters and compression equipment, for both Snell and Harris.
Tim holds degrees in video processing, electronics and physics. He is a Chartered Engineer (MIET),
a senior member of the IEEE and a newly elected SMPTE Fellow. .



Turnpike Road is to the north of Newbury

Coming from M4 (J14) / A34 North  - fork off the Newbury bypass onto the A339 for Newbury 
Past then first Roundabout (Vodafone) through the A4 junction and
then Left onto the B4009 Shaw Road at the next roundabout
– then at the double mini roundabouts turn Right into Kiln Road – this becomes Turnpike Road
– s-a-m is 1km  on the left just after a mini roundabout  see map

Coming From A34 South – turn off the Newbury Bypass onto the A4 Bath Road / Western Avenue
 and head east into Newbury – pass under the A339 fly over
and then then Left onto the B4009 Shaw Road at the next  roundabout
– then at the double mini roundabouts turn Right into Kiln Road – this become Turnpike Road
– s-a-m is 1km on the left  just after a mini roundabout see map

Coming From A4 East – go onto the Benham hill roundabout (not the slip road)
and go straight onto Turnpike Lane – and straight over two Mini Roundabouts
s-a-m is 500m on the right  see map

Coming By Rail - Newbury Station is 8 minute taxi  or 35 minute walk away
or a the   Jet Black bus No1 to Avon Rd/ Creswell Road At 17h45 or 1815 from central Newbury
~ see map  

The Jet Black No 1 service From Reading at 17h05 would be convenient.