Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 18:30 to 21:00
Academy of Medical Sciences
41 Portland Place
W1B 1QH London
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

Much of the initial focus on UHD was centred on the increased spatial resolution that 4K offers. Over time, the conversation has extend beyond more pixels to faster and better pixels, with high frame rates and HDR increasingly seen as important pre-requisites to high quality UHD viewing.
Martin Parsons will explain what WCG is, how it fits into the UHD viewing experience and with HDR and how colour has evolved in film and television to get us where we are today    .Meeting full - please use wait list 

Also see SMPTE Webcast 28th January on UHD Color Conversion Challenges  Free to SMPTE members  $49  to Non members

Please use the waitlist - we have  such a great interest in this meeting that we are looking to squeeze a few more in - But we want all to have a good view of what is being demonstrated..
We may look to holding another meeting on this topic - those on the wait list will have booking priority

But better pixels require more than a wider luminescence range, they require a wider colour gamut too. The role of WCG is an important part of the UHD ecosystem.

Televisions have always only been able to show a limited proportion of the full range of colours that can be seen by the human visual system. Part of the new BT.2020 UHD television specification is a wide colour gamut that exceeds the current standard for HD video – and indeed that for digital cinema.The only problem is that there are no monitors or televisions capable of covering the whole range of colours of this new colour gamut at present.

Using new projector technology we will demonstrate this wide colour gamut and discuss some of the challenges of implementing it.

 Martins Parsons slide pack is available here 

SMPTE UK section thanks Digital Projection Ltd
 for Providing and setting up their Insight 4k Dual Projector

You can see a brief video about it.
We will be having a demonstration of how BT2020 looks compared to the Film Industry P3
or HD TV BT 709 Colour gamut Look at the details of the material


SMPTE UK Member MIke Tooms Launched his book

Colour Reproduction in Electronic Imaging Systems: Photography, Television, Cinematography
Buy now at www.wiley.com
SMPTE member can claim a 20% Discount 


Note the meeting has been moved to 20 January and to 41 Portland Place 
as we need to have a BT 2020 Projector
If you had booked prior to 30 November - your booking has been transfered to the new date


Martin Parsons has worked as an engineer in motion pictures, broadcast and post-production for thirty years.

After working as the station engineer for the NHK news bureau in London and senior post-production engineer at the commercials facility The Mill, Martin initiated and maintained the image pipeline
for visual effects and digital intermediate grading at both Mill Film and MPC in Soho, London
– guaranteeing colour fidelity from ingest to delivery for major Hollywood movies.  
For the last six years, Martin has run his consultancy ‘Image Eyes’, providing targeted solutions for – and training in – a range of new technology implementations and associated challenges for the broadcast and film industries.

At present he is assisting the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers as the interim Training Manager for the IABM’s Training Academy whilst they find a full-time, permanent candidate.


Tube to  Oxford Circus  Central and Bakerloo lines 
  exit Oxford St exits 6&7 on corner of  Argyll St or direct exit 8 into Argyll Street and turn right  (Map of tube station)
- Cross Oxford Street and walk up  Gt Portland Street ( hence avoiding the Regent St crush)

At the traffic lights at New Cavendish Street turn Left 
cross Portland Place and walk  northwards (away from BBC)
41 Portland place is in this block with  bus stop (K) outside the building
( 88, 453 and C2 bus routes.)

Tube to Regents Park Station Bakerloo line
Walk south down the West side of Portland place
41 Portland place is in the block south of Weymouth Street with  bus stop (K) outside the building
( 88, 453 and C2 bus routes.)

Tube to Gt Portland Street Station  Circle  H&C and Metropolitan lines
Walk south down Great Portland Street
Turn Right into Weymouth Street (this is where East bound Traffic meets Gt Portland St)
Cross Portland place and head South .
41 Portland place is in the block south of Weymouth Street with  bus stop (K) outside the building
( 88, 453 and C2 bus routes.)