HDR in the Real World

HDR in the Real World

Understanding the Technical and Practical Aspects of HDR

Register - HDR in the Real World

Thursday 14 March 2019

QT Hotel LogoQT Hotel
The George Room
49 Market St Sydney
Phone: 02 8262 0000

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Check-in with light breakfast from 8:30am

Cost: $595 - early-bird discount applies, so book early! Refreshments include light breakfast, lunch, coffee/tea during the day plus completion drinks. Certificate of workshop completion is provided.

Parking & Transport:
The Hotel is conveniently located between Town Hall and St James train stations with bus stops from many routes. Limited valet parking is available by prior arrangement with Digistor for $69 per car. Parking is also available at the QVB and other public parking stations nearby.

For more information, contact Digistor.

A Digistor Full-Day Professional Workshop

The first step to effectively developing a High Dynamic Range (HDR) strategy is to gain a thorough understanding of the underlying principles, standards, technologies and techniques. This full-day workshop is designed to deliver that understanding in a format that provides technical information informed by real-world examples, practical information and demonstrations.

HDR is not new, but with the tremendous number of HDR-capable devices available and with providers like Netflix, Amazon, Comcast, Direct TV and DISH, just to name a few, already committed to bringing HDR to consumers, it's clear that HDR will continue to gain traction and to influence content production and delivery.

The latest developments in HDR can be challenging as technology options and standards emerge that affect all stages of creative content production - from acquisition through to grading and delivery. This workshop will give you the confidence to address the challenges.

This is a small group workshop with limited places, so register early to avoid disappointment.


What You Will See and Learn

You will learn about HDR workflows in all aspects of content creation. We will look at the various toolsets that are available and how they can aid in HDR production. You will gain an understanding of the requirements for setting up a HDR suite including how the HDR grading suite works in conjunction with SDR.

Live HDR has been under active development and this will be a feature of the day, in particular how the BBC solved the problem of SDR broadcast feed from a HDR production.

The workshop will feature reference grade HDR monitor for a look at real-world scenarios.

Morning Session

HDR and WCG – From Lens to Lounge Room

  • Understanding the terms in UHD-HDR/WCG
  • The Human Visual System and HDR/WCG
  • Colour Spaces
  • Bit depth
  • JND (Just Noticeable Differences)
  • Frame rates
  • On Set – Principal Photography
  • Transfer Functions – OETF/EOTF/OOTF
  • HDR – The Various Types
BBC Royal Wedding HDR

Afternoon Session

Operational HDR/WCG

  • HDR Viewing Environment and Setup
    - Black level adaptation
    - Displays – Critical and Client
  • Scene Referred or Display Referred
  • HDR – Nits and Scopes
  • Production
    - ACES
    - Operational practices BT.2048
    - Metadata – Dynamic ST.2094 and Static ST.2086
    - Dolby CMU and SDR version
    - HDR10 and HDR10+
  • HDR Live
    - PQ or HLG
    - Integrating Cinematography style cameras with Studio style and Camera matching in Live Events
    - SDR from the HDR broadcast: A look at the BBC LUTs used with the Royal Wedding, and other transform LUTs
    - The colourspace conversion

Each attendee will receive a flash drive of materials directly relating to what has been covered on the day, providing a useful reference after the event.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for anyone working in television, film, broadcast, post-production, cinematography or any associated role - especially those in technical and creative roles responsible for using, planning, recommending or implementing HDR technologies in their workplace. Ideal attendee job roles include

  • CTO
  • Broadcast Engineer
  • Broadcast Systems Architect
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Service Technician
  • Facility Manager
  • Cinematographer
  • Colourist
  • VFX/Post Supervisors and Creatives
  • Digital Project Delivery Manager

Specialist Presenter

Stuart PointonStuart Pointon
Owner & Operator, PAVtCAL

Stuart has 40 years' engineering, sales and marketing experience at the highest levels of broadcast television, post-production and cinematography. Since the late 90s, he has been at the cutting edge of new technologies and has researched and delivered major seminars to industry such as the effect of LED light sources in cinematography. In 2016 Stuart produced a paper titled "UHD – Lens to Lounge Room" with HDR/WCG which was used as a major contribution from FreeTV Australia in the formation of ITU HDR standard BT.2100. The paper was also presented to industry as a major seminar on the introduction of HDR and WCG. Stuart currently owns and operates PAVtCAL, a creative technology business that provides AV system design and consultation, colour workflow advice and set-ups for all content creation markets such as cinematic post-production, broadcast systems, graphic arts and photographic industries, utilising advanced NIST certified equipment.

Supported By

Postium Omnitek PAVtCAL  

About Digistor

Digistor provides solutions for the creation, management, storage and distribution of digital assets. From post-facilities to broadcast operations, from single studios to collaborative, networked environments operating across a room or across the world, Digistor empowers its customers through smarter technology and service solutions.
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