SMPTE DC Section Meeting - September 2017

Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
GMU-TV Studio A
4400 University Drive 4th Floor, Innovation Hall, George Mason University
22030 Fairfax, VA
United States
Event Details: 

Thursday, September 21, 2017 (special date)

7:00 pm Social, networking and refreshments (sponsored by Hitachi Kokusai)
7:30 pm Presentation

George Mason University
GMU-TV Studio A
4th Floor, Innovation Hall (#28 on map)
Fairfax, VA 22030

High Dynamic Range for HDTV (and meeting with our GMU Student Section)

John Humphrey, VP Business Development, Hitachi

Please join us for our second meeting with the SMPTE Student Section at George Mason University, and a discussion of the emerging developments in High Dynamic Range video.

Although UHD and HDR are usually mentioned together, High Dynamic Range (HDR) is not limited to just Ultra HD.  High Definition (HDTV) can also benefit from a dramatic improvement in life-like picture quality with HDR.  Most people sit too far away from their TVs and are unable to see the full resolution of UHD/4K, so a properly set up 1080p image with HDR will look better than a UHD image with Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) at typical viewing distances.  HD-HDR can be produced and delivered in Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) for live events and is compatible with both legacy SDR and upconverted 4K TV sets.  In addition to recovering images from dark shadows or bright areas, HDR offers a far better and more realistic picture, similar to what the eye sees in real-life.  The HD-HDR signal will pass through most bandwidth and data rate issues that have slowed the adoption of UHD/4K.  HD-HDR can be delivered by cable, satellite, OTT and ATSC 3.0.


In an effort to better predict turnout are now using Eventbrite for monthly meetings.  If you expect to attend please register.  There is no obligation, and unregistered walk-ins are still welcome, but this will help us gauge room size and refreshment orders in advance.


The GMU main campus is in Fairfax, VA.  off Braddock Road.  See the link below for a campus map.  Suggested parking in Shenandoah Parking Deck, #43 on map.,-77.2959637,13z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b64e607b427ebd:0xd766a653e6557544!8m2!3d38.8343675!4d-77.3115849​​




October 26:  Dolby Vision, NAB HQ

November 16:  Riedel Mediornet (signal transport), NAB HQ

November 18:  Tour of NAVCC, Culpeper, VA (Saturday)

November 29:  Holiday Party (after GV Expo), Gordon Biersch, DC

January 18, 2018:  Meeting at PBS, Crystal City, topic TBA

February, 15, 2018:  Vidovation (developments in wireless video), NAB HQ

March 15, 2018:  Meeting with Student Section at Loyola U, Baltimore, topic TBA

May 23/24, 2018:  Bits By the Bay, Chesapeake Beach, MD