HDR & ACES: a 1-day Technical Seminar

with Charles Poynton hosted at Mr X Gotham, Manhattan On Thu Aug 11, in collaboration with Mr X Gotham (Manhattan), I’ll present a one-day technical seminar on HDR and wide colour gamut for d-cinema, HD/UHD/4K/8K. ACES is important in high-end production, and is becoming increasingly useful in CGI/VFX and DI. The ACES block diagram serves …

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Emergent Technology in D-cinema and UHD/4K

High Dynamic Range, Wide Colour Gamut, and ACES 1.0 A Seminar with Charles Poynton hosted by SKYLAB HQ/Screen Dragon, Vancouver, BC Tue Feb 23, 10:00 – 17:00 Three important emerging technologies touch acquisition, post production/DI (especially colour grading), studio display, mastering, and distribution for cinema and UHD/4K: high dynamic range (HDR), wide colour gamut (WCG), and ACES 1.0. …

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Display black setting & validation

Here’s a thought experiment. On an 8-bit computer display (that is, a display nominally operating to the sRGB spec, where code 0 is black and code 255 is white), set black level (commonly, “BRIGHTNESS”) to what you think is correct. Put up an image that is predominantly solid black (code 0), but having a patch at code value 0 upon which …

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