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Media in the Cloud: Ontology Guide

Creating and Keeping Better Pixels – How to Implement and Verify Efficient High Quality HDR and Wide Color Gamut Imaging Systems

High Dynamic Range (HDR) and wide color gamut (WCG) imaging are beginning to appear in both the professional and consumer marketplace forming imaging pipelines that will produce previously unseen brightness levels, contrasts, deep blacks and intense colors; all while maintaining incredible detail.

However, the technological approaches involved need to work together harmoniously throughout the imaging pipeline to provide the highest level of fidelity possible. This becomes especially important when both technical and economical constrains have to be taken into account, as is the case with consumer TVs or mobile devices.

Join Timo Kunkel, Staff Researcher, Applied Vision Science Group - Imaging R&D at Dolby Laboratories, for this SMPTE Educational Webcast, and learn the theoretical foundations necessary to facilitate an effective HDR and wider color gamut imaging pipeline.

In addition, discover today’s challenges in implementing and verifying the accuracy of modern display technologies such as OLED and 2D local dimming dual modulation displays.

Come learn about the issues and contribute to the conversation!


Guest Speaker: Timo Kunkel, Dolby Laboratories

Timo Kunkel is a senior color and imaging researcher at Dolby in Sunnyvale, CA. His main areas of research are perception based color models, high dynamic range imaging, advanced display technologies and psychophysics. Before moving to the US, he worked for Dolby in Vancouver, Canada, investigating the dynamic range limits of the human visual system and on creating novel color appearance models. Over the last 15 years he also worked as architecture and landscape photographer for clients in Europe and the US as well as head of pre-press imaging and co-founder of a German children’s book publisher. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bristol, UK and MSc in Physical Geography and Climatology from the University of Freiburg in Germany.