High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut


Trainees could come from the following roles: Colourist, Online Editor, MCR operator, Technical Manager, Engineer, Chief Engineer. Priority will be given to those working in the HETV sector, but the course is equally applicable to those working in Children’s drama and the broader screen industries.

This 2-Day Course Will Cover:

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

  • Dolby PQ approach to HDR
  • BBC/NHK Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) approach to HDR
  • SMPTE 2084, 2086 & 2094 HDR standards
  • ITU-R BT.2100 HDR production and international programme exchange standard
  • HDR deliverables – Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10, HDR10+, SL-HDR1
  • HDR workflows
  • HDR tone mapping
  • HDR compatibility with standard dynamic range (SDR) equipment
  • HDR capture
  • HDR displays

Wide Color Gamut (WCG)

  • Why wide color gamut is an intrinsic part of HDR
  • The WCG color spaces
  • The WCG standard – ITU-R BT.2020
  • WCG primaries, white point and color matrix
  • WCG workflows
  • The WCG Academy Color Encoding Space (ACES)
  • Moving between color spaces
  • WCG capture
  • WCG displays



This course is run on demand

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