March 2017 Meeting

Philadelphia SMPTE Meeting Notice


March 21, 2017

NFL Films
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Patty Cohen – NFL Films


Presentation: High Dynamic Range: Technical Considerations for Production and Distribution Applications

High Dynamic Range (HDR) video describes an emerging group of monitoring, video encoding, and distribution technologies designed to enable a new home viewing experience with a next generation of television displays capable of intensely bright highlights, and high levels of contrast and color saturation.

HDR, whether in HD or with 4K and 8K UHD, will fundamentally change live and episodic TV production and storytelling.

In addition to tutorial aspects of HDR, this presentation will cover issues facing the content creator and broadcaster: International standardization, challenges facing the simultaneous production of 4K HDR and HD SDR programs, potential “glass to glass” workflows and the practical application of live HDR images.

Presenter: Hugo Gaggioni, CTO – Sony Professional Solutions Americas

Mr. Gaggioni joined Sony in 1988, holds several patents and has authored more than 40 technical publications in the areas of video compression, digital filter banks, HDTV and UHDTV devices and systems. Previous to joining Sony, he worked at RCA Corp. and Bell Communications Research.

With research interests ranging from digital video and image processing and information theory to video/audio compression and multidimensional signal processing, Mr. Gaggioni has served as session chairman of 14 international conferences in the areas of HDTV and bandwidth compression systems. He has also given numerous presentations and tutorial courses on signal processing and advanced video technologies at international events sponsored by SMPTE, IEEE, SET, and Eurasip organizations.

Meeting Photos:

Hugo Gaggioni (Sony) talks about High Dynamic Range and human vision.

Philadelphia SMPTE members tour NFL Films (NJ) Studio 1.

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