Expanding the Color Universe: The Next Frontier in Imaging

3 June 2021 

Thanks to You, Our Speakers, and Our Sponsors! 

 

Thank you for participating in the inaugural SMPTE+ event, “Expanding the Color Universe: The Next Frontier in Imaging.” The program on 3 June was a huge success, featuring amazing presentations from our speakers, and a great crowd too! Our sincere thanks likewise go out to all these speakers; to our sponsors, Blackmagic and Signiant; and to our moderator, Debra Kaufman. 

 

We heard from technologists, creatives, and NASA experts, who shared the latest perspectives and research on multiprimary technologies and their potential impact on imaging in fields ranging from science and research to media and entertainment. 

 

If you missed any part of the program or want to catch a replay, check the SMPTE website soon.

There is nothing more amazing than the view from space. Astronauts returning from missions lament that images captured fail to show the dramatic beauty and grandeur of what they actually could see from space. Unfortunately, there has not been a way to display those views—until now. Baylor University and 6P Color, Inc. are collaborating to capture, process and display better color images, including those from space, using novel multi-primary technologies. In conjunction with NASA and SMPTE, we will explore the next frontier in imaging.

Historically, motion imagery has improved over time—from analog TV transmission to digital transmission and from standard definition to Hi-Definition to Ultra Hi Definition (4k and 8k). Color representation has expanded from Rec 709 to P3 to ITU Rec 2020. However, state of the art display technologies are still bounded by a triangular region defined by red, green and blue primaries (RGB systems). While three colors are the minimum to define a color gamut, the shape of these color gamuts limit the possible colors that can be seen, reproduced, and displayed.

In this program, we will discuss the impact of adding additional primaries on the color gamut: reduction in metamerism and the ability to provide expanded colors outside the current color gamuts. We can display what has never been seen on earth before now: the colors in between the colors.

During the SMPTE+ event you will hear from technologists, creatives and NASA experts on the importance of color and research in the area of multi-primary color and expansion of the color gamut beyond RGB.

Mitch Bogdanowicz
Retired
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Corey Carbonara
Professor and SMPTE Student Chapter Faculty Advisor
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Dominic Glynn
Senior Scientist
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Hans Hoffmann
EBU and SMPTE President
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Debra Kaufman
Writer, ETCentric
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Michael Korpi
Professor
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Barbara Lange
Executive Director
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Richard Salmon
Retired
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Dylan Mathis
Integration Manager for Operational Programs
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Dave Evans
Coordinating Producer
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Tracy Caldwell Dyson (Ph.D.)
Astronaut
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Gary Feather
Member
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David Long
Director, MAGIC Spell Studios
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David Stump
Director of Photography
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Aaron Thibault
VP of Strategic Operations
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Catherine Meininger
Color Scientist
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Trevor Canham
Research Engineer
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Michael Zink
VP Emerging & Creative Technologies
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Steven Poster
President Emeritus
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Jill Bogdanowicz
Co-Head of Features Color
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Corinne Bogdanowicz
Colorist
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Bob Caniglia
Director of Sales Operations, Americas
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Heather Hedden
Data and Knowledge Engineer
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Greg Geier
SVP
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Chris Lennon
Director, Standards Strategy
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Greg Shay
CTO
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Renard Jenkins
Vice President, Content Transmission
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Renard Jenkins
VP, Content Transmission & Production Technology
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CK Ming
Media Conservation and Digitization Specialist
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Michael Norton
Senior Director Cloud Architecture
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Thursday, June 3, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:55 AM
CS-Session 1: Introduction, Background, and "Covering the Needs of the Creatives"
9:00 AM - 10:55 AM

9am: Welcome and Introductions from SMPTE, Baylor University, NASA, and our Title Sponsor, Blackmagic Design.

9:15am:  Background on color science with a focus on multi-primary technology.
Dr. David Long, RIT, will present a historical review of color science with a view of color representations of electronic imagery including multi-primary approaches.

9:45a.  Covering the needs of the Creatives
Our speakers will cover how color is important to the creative communities such as Cinema, Animation, Gaming, Visual Effects, Live TV, as well as in scientific endeavors, and the limitations of current color gamuts.

Use Case 1:  Cinema —Steven Poster  

Use Case 2:  Animation  - Dominic Glynn (Pixar)

Use Case 3:  Gaming and Visual Effects — Aaron Thibault 

Use Case 4:  Live TV —Dave Evans, Fox Sports SW (Bally Sports) 

Use Case 5:  NASA and Scientific  —Dr. Caldwell Dyson (Astronaut), Rodney and Dylan 

Use Case 6:  Color in Post — Corrine and Jill B.  

10:55 - Session ends

11:10 AM - 12:35 PM
CS-Session 2: The Technology of Electronic Color
11:10 AM - 12:35 PM

What are the colorimetric challenges in displays, cameras, special effects?  Is there a fundamental limit to RGB based color spaces?  How can multiprimary approaches be developed to answer these challenges?

Use Case 1:  Displays.  — Gary Feather  

Use Case 2:  Cameras & Special Effects.  — Dave Stump, ASC. 

Use Case 3:  The Challenges of RGB Color Systems  — Richard Salmon, BBC ret’d 

Use Case 4:  Why Multi-primary color  — Dr. David Long 

Use Case 5:  Research efforts on MP systems   — Dr. Mitch Bogdanowicz  

  • Potential multi-primary systems 
  • Workflow in post 
  • Transmission 
  • Potential displays 
  • Colorimetric approach  
  • Problem of converting from 3 primary to multi-primary color spaces 
  • Evaluation for expanded color spaces {ACES AP1/AP0, XYZ, xyY} 
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
CS-Session 3.1: Roundtable Panel Discussion and Wrap Up
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Panel Discussion. Moderator: Debra Kaufman

Panelists: 

  • Steven Poster ASC
  • Dylan Mathis NASA
  • Mitch Bogdanowicz
  • Dave Stump,
  • Aaron Thibault
  •  Mike Zink WB  

Wrap up. Dr. Carbonara and Dr. Korpi  

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
CS-Session 4.1: Color Science Roundtable Discussion with Catherine Meininger and Trevor Canham
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Color  Calibration

 

2:35 PM - 3:05 PM
CS-Speed Networking On Line SMPTE Event
2:35 PM - 3:05 PM

During this wrapup after the program you'll be randomly put into small groups to better get to know your fellow attendees.  We'll also switch up the groups halfway through to give you an opportunity to meet even more of your colleagues!  Afterwards, you'll be able to continue the conversation by contacting fellow attendees via private chat or by scheduling a meeting with them.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Welcome and Introductions
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Convergence & Realignment
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Media & Entertainment’s linear value chain has become more iterative. Business verticals are merging and data, digital, and broadcast groups are less separated. This session is intended to examine where cloud migration stands now, what advantages (or disadvantages) have emerged, and what new tools and technologies are involved?Live QA to follow.

 

11:15 AM - 11:25 AM
Break- Pub-Style Trivia
11:15 AM - 11:25 AM

Who said you need a pub to play pub trivia? This is trivia at its finest: a fully interactive trivia experience delivered to you and your team wherever you are. Industry questions will be asked on the "Main Stage" and attendess can answer the question in the chat area.  

 

 

11:25 AM - 12:25 PM
Business Challenges
11:25 AM - 12:25 PM

Technology and infrastructure are not the only things that change when committing to a cloud-based strategy. New accounting and financial models are needed. Security concerns stand front and center. In addition, issues such as cost containment, resourcing, and more require focus and forethought. You must attend this session to hear more about the specific business implications from those who know and have experienced them. Live QA will follow.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The Reality of Current Technical Challenges: Can the Unsolved Problems be Resolved?
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

For all the advantages of cloud-based workflows there are still technical challenges to overcome, including latency and live production. In this SMPTE+ session you will learn what specific challenges exist and how likely are they will be overcome. Against what timeline might you expect to see these challenges solved? You will also find out what issues have become more important (e.g. consistent metadata for automation, asynchronous workflows and orchestration)

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Break - Speed Networking On Line
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

During our second break you'll be randomly put into small groups to better get to know your fellow attendees.  We'll also switch up the groups halfway through to give you an opportunity to meet even more of your colleagues!  Afterwards, you'll be able to continue the conversation by contacting fellow attendees via private chat or by scheduling a meeting with them.

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
What if the next disaster takes out the Internet? Preservation, Continuity and resilience after the move to the cloud
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

There is an old saying, “Never say never!” Though it is unlikely the entire Internet will fail, if you are not planning for a failure at your end of the Internet, at least, you are inviting trouble to have a seat at your table. So what are best practices when it comes to content preservation and business continuity? How does one ensure a resilience?

2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
Roundtables and Presentations
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
3:50 PM - 4:00 PM
Wrap up and Thank You
3:50 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcome and Introductions
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

 Welcome and Introductions

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Why we are here
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Why we are here ?

  • To support end users who are keen to adopt IP infrastructures 

  • To provide an opportunity for education and knowledge transfer 

  • To dispel any myths and reduce confusion 

  • To provide a vision for the future of IP Infrastructures – our hope! 

  • To share the success stories of organisations that have moved to IP 

  • To explain the work still to be done 

  • To identify possible pitfalls and how to avoid them 

  • To demonstrate the collaboration across the industry 

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
IP Facilities: The Big Picture
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

IP Facilities: The Big Picture 

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Ongoing evolution- How Standards and Specifications work together
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

IP Facilities: The Big Picture 

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
How JT-NM partners are helping
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

How JT-NM partners are helping

12:20 PM - 12:30 PM
Thank Your Remarks
12:20 PM - 12:30 PM

Thank Your Remarks

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Breakout Business rationale / business considerations
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Breakout Business rationale / business considerations 

Breakout Session - Education
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Breakout Session - Education 

Breakout Bridging strategy: How to transition now to an IP facility
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Breakout Bridging strategy: How to transition now to an IP facility

Breakout Things you’ve always wanted to know about IP Production Facilities (basics)
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Breakout Things you’ve always wanted to know about IP Production Facilities (basics)

Breakout 2110 user group
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Breakout 2110 user group

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