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SMPTE Hollywood to focus on best practices in HDR/SDR workflows

Oct 3, 2023

Free event slated for October 5 at the Linwood Dunn Theater.

SMPTE Hollywood Section will explore best practices for HDR/SDR workflows at its October meeting. Hosted by SMPTE Hollywood Section and Colorist Society Hollywood, the event will include technical presentations and a panel discussion from some of the industry’s top colourists, workflow specialists and innovators. The free event is scheduled for Thursday, October 5 at 6:00pm at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

Register here.

Standards exist regarding SDR and HDR encoding but there are few established best practices for content creation. Presenters will offer answers to such questions as:

  • What does it mean for HDR and SDR versions to “match”? Should they?
  • Which deliverable comes first?
  • What’s the best way to manage LUTs and looks?
  • Can ACES be a creative and technical facilitator for HDR/SDR workflows?
  • The event will also offer a sneak peek at the latest HDR and SDR Output Transforms being considered for the ACES 2.0 release.

The evening will begin with presentations from colourists John Daro, CSH, lead digital intermediate colourist, Warner Post Production Creative Services; Lynette Duensing, CSH, senior colourist, Instinctual LLC Hollywood; and Laura Jans Fazio, senior colourist/studio post-division, NBC Universal, Juan Cabrera, CSH, supervising colourist, Lightbenders;  The following panel discussion will feature Daro, Duensing, Fazio, Cabrera and Annie Chang, VP/Creative Technologies, Universal Pictures and ACES co-chair.  Marc Zorn, content protection & production security, Marvel Studios, will moderate. The event is produced by Linda Rosner.

WHAT:  SDR and HDR – There’s More to Discuss!

HOSTS: SMPTE Hollywood Section and Colorist Society Hollywood

WHEN: Thursday, October 5th – 6pm: pre-show, 7pm: presentations, 8pm: panel with Q&A

WHERE: The Linwood Dunn Theater, 1313 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

COST: Free

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sdr-and-hdr-theres-more-to-discuss-tickets-724062920687?aff=oddtdtcreator

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