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    Ultra-High Definition (UHD): The Big Picture

    Independent-Study Course Enrollment Opened
    January 6, 2021

    Register - Independent-Study Course

    What you'll learn:

    • Learn how to describe the different elements of  UHD  acquisition, including  UHD  cameras, sensors, lenses, sampling formats, bit rates, and storage requirements 
    • Gain the knowledge to describe and perform UHD  signal conversion, formatting, and content distribution using the appropriate  UHD  formats and color conversion techniques, bit rates, c odecs, and  UHD  content distribution methods 
    • Be able to differentiate technologies for  UHD TV  displays and display enhancements, as well as choose the appropriate direct view or projection display for  UHD  viewing 
    • Understand the benchmarks and connection formats of  UHD  signal management and calculate the required bit rates for signal transport and display interfacing 
    • Master the appropriate application of standards to acquisition, formats, transport, and interfacing  UHD  video 
    • Get insights into the future of  UHD TV, from camera to display screen 

    What you'll get:

    • Personal attention and access to your instructors via the online discussion forum 
    • 1h-long weekly live, online, interactive instructor-led coaching sessions 
    • Recorded instructor coaching sessions for on-demand playback and review 
    • Two attempts at each quiz and final exam 
    • SMPTE  Certificate of Achievement (Participants must meet minimum course requirements (a 70% cumulative score for all quizzes, exams, and assignments) to receive the certificate) 
    • Continued access to course materials through  SMPTE’s  Virtual Classroom Alumni Center when you opt in 
    Duration:  8 Weeks
    There are no prerequisites for taking this course.
     Level:  Intermediate

    All courses are 50% off. Use code 50Off 

    Member fees: $599  $299

    Non-Member fees: $749 $375

    If you’re an engineer, technician, or craft engineer working with new video formats including  UHD, or if you’re an editor or equipment supplier who simply wants to know more about the future of video, this course is for you! Although  UHD video and displays have been around for nearly a decade, only recently has the format been broadly embraced by the broadcast and OTT industries. The basic terminology may be familiar to you, but do you really have a handle on what UHD means and how to handle the format across content creation and distribution? When you complete this course, you’ll be able to talk about  UHD  in depth. You’ll have the knowledge to ensure that your organization performs critical processing tasks correctly or uses the appropriate standards to support transport and display of  UHD  content. You will better understand the future of next-generation video formats and be better prepared to lead change and growth within your organization. 


    New Head Shot JULY 2012 MR(1)Peter H. Putman

    Peter H. Putman, CTS®, KT2B, is president of ROAM Consulting LLC in Doylestown, PA. A 40-year industry veteran, Pete provides consulting, training, and product testing/development services to manufacturers and end users with a focus on display technology, signal management and distribution, and RF and wireless connectivity.  

    Pete has authored hundreds of columns, features, and tech tutorials for numerous consumer, trade, and association publications. He has also been a regular presenter and session chair at major trade shows and technical conferences, including SMPTE, SCTE, CES, NAB Las Vegas, NAB East, the HPA Tech Retreat, Integrated Systems Europe, InfoComm, and CEDIA Expo.  

    Pete has taught seminar and workshops at InfoComm for over 20 years, is a Senior Academy member of AVIXA (InfoComm) faculty, and was recognized as their 2008 Educator of the Year. He is also an Education Director and a member of the board of editors for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).  

    Pete was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Seton Hall University and a Master of Science degree in Television and Film from Syracuse University. He has also held an amateur radio Extra Class license since 1982.  

    Past Course Participants Say: 
    • “I enjoyed the interfacing and distribution aspects for myself, as this is where my focal responsibilities lie” 
    • “Instructor was very knowledgeable, and staff very helpful” 
    Terms and Conditions: 
     Any of  SMPTE's  Virtual Classroom courses are also available as private sessions for organizations. Contact us for details about private course options and with any curriculum questions. 
    • If you register but cannot attend and would like your registration fee applied to a future course, please contact us. A $75 transfer fee will apply. 
    • If you cannot meet your course deadline, you can request an extension. A $100 extension fee will apply. Please contact us to ask for an extension. 
    • Refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least three weeks prior to the course start date, less a 10% ($100 for  CCNA  courses) cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after that time. 
    • SMPTE  Education Team contact: education@smpte.org