Palm Springs, Calif.
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, 8:30-12:00

Color Transforms among Video, Computer Graphics,
Film, and Digital Cinema

Instructor: Charles Poynton
Duration: 1/2 day

In association with 2003 Tech Retreat


Post-production professionals today deal with imagery originated in video, computer graphics, film, and digital cinema. Conversions among these media are required for many projects. Tone scale and color properties of each of these media has been designed based upon assumptions concerning ambient illumination, contrast ratio, color range (gamut), and other factors. To achieve good image quality, it is necessary to understand these factors, and to understand some of the mathematical aspects of transforming from one color space to another.

This seminar introduces the science behind image digitization, tone reproduction, and color reproduction in the domains of studio video, computer-generated imagery (CGI), film, and digital cinema (D-cinema). The course covers the following topics:

This seminar is appropriate for people who are experienced in creating and manipulating color imagery, including technical directors, colourists, and visual effects supervisors. It is also suitable for programmers and engineers.

Materials provided: Attendees will receive a copy of Charles Poynton's new book, Digital Video and HDTV Algorithms and Interfaces. In addition, course note handouts will be provided.

Registration: USD 200. Register through HPA; contact Hollywood Post Alliance Executive Director, Eileen Kramer at +1 626 799 1733

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