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
Senior Manager
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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
SVP, Production Integration & Creative Technology Services
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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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Andrea Kalas
Senior Vice President, Archives
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Josh Derby
Group Vice President, Advanced Technology & Development
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David Travis
Group Director of Content, Broadcast & Platforms
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Sydney Lovely
Chief Technology Officer
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Jodie Serror
Solutions Architect, Media & Entertainment
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Conrad Gouws
Technical Architect
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Larissa Görner-Meeus
Director of Product Management, Cloud
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Sally Hubbard
Principal
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Richard Welsh
SVP Innovation
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Carlos Abrahao
Production Platform Director
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Andreas Gall
Founder & CEO
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Andreas Pongratz
CEO
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Ievgen Kostiukevych
Team Leader, Media over IP and Cloud Technologies
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Liam Morrison
Principal Solutions Architect - AI/ML in Media & Entertainment
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Willem Vermost
Design + Engineering Manager
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Michelle Brenner
Senior Software Engineer
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Jonathan Krim
Media consultant/Journalist
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Thomas Edwards
Principal Solutions Architect
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Noor Hassan
Sr. Partner Solutions Architect, M&E
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Joel Williams
Vice President, Architecture & Engineering
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Bryan Nelson
Broadcast Accounts Manager
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Carl Petch
Head of Architecture & Integration
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Bernhard Pusch
Head of Global Internet Strategy
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Simon Crownshaw
Worldwide Media and Entertainment CTO
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Richard M Friedel
Executive Vice President, Corporate Engineering
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Andy Rayner
Chief Technologist
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Jim Beahn
VP Engineering & Operations
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Felix Poulin
Director
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Tony Cole
VP, Media Operations
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Don Roberts
Sr TV Systems Director
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Karl Paulsen
Chief Technology Office
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Bruce Devlin
Standards Vice President
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Mike Strein
Director, Engineering and Technology
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John Mailhot
CTO & Director of Product Management, Infrastructure & Networking
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Andrew Starks
Director of Product Management
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Jean Lapierre
Senior Director, Advanced Technologies
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Robert Porter
Project Manager
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Jeffrey Berryman
Senior Scientist
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Philip Tudor
Principal R&D Engineer
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Brad Gilmer
President
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Nik Kumar
Sr. Engineer
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Roger Crothers
Head of Technology
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Martin Walbum
Senior Vice President of Solution Strategy
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Gordon Castle
SVP Technology and Operations EMEA Eurosport/Discovery
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Jim Beahn
VP Engineering & Operations, WTTG/WDCA
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Tuesday, October 5, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM
Welcome and Introductions
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Welcome and Introductions

10:10 AM - 10:20 AM
Why we are here
10:10 AM - 10:20 AM

Why we are here 

This short session sets the stage for the rest of the event.  We provide a quick overview of the days’ agenda, present “the arc of the story”, and highlight some things to be keeping an eye on as we move through the day.  This session begins the conversation, that will continue throughout the entire session, because that is what this is – an industry conversation about where we have got to, and where we are going on our journey towards an IP future.

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
IP Facilities: The Big Picture - From a business perspective, what are drivers behind conversion to IP
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

 IP Facilities: The Big Picture

This session presents the “IP Facilities: The Big Picture” as an introduction to the topic of IP Facilities and infrastructure used for professional media applications.  It presents a global, generic view of IP media facilities, using a diagram that gives attendees a frame of reference as they think about the rest of the sessions in this event.  Attendees will also hear from a national broadcaster regarding the business drivers behind their conversion to IP.

10:45 AM - 11:35 AM
The Stories (Panel)
10:45 AM - 11:35 AM

The Stories (Panel) Discussions

‘The stories’ section takes a look at several of the largest IP production deployments to-date across various parts of the world – possibly the biggest global insight in one event!

In a dynamic and interactive conversation, we will explore some of the smooth, not quite so smooth and future aspirations of the technology with some of key people involved in making these solutions happen. All of this will be served with a dash of humour and a fair bit of fun!

11:35 AM - 11:55 AM
Break - Speed Networking
11:35 AM - 11:55 AM

During our 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.

11:55 AM - 12:45 PM
Ongoing evolution- How Standards and Specifications work together
11:55 AM - 12:45 PM

Ongoing evolution- How Standards and Specifications work together

In this session, you will hear how user requirements and feedback from early implementation projects have shaped the evolution of live IP standards and specifications. Key contributors to the standardization process and end-user participants in the JT-NM will describe how good governance of specifications enables them to stay relevant in the context of a changing technology landscape.

 

You will learn:

  • How key requirements outlined by the EBU led to delivered features in JT-NM TR-1001-1TR
  • How features in NMOS specifications are prioritized
  • How requirements for live IP in Pro-AV applications have been collated in the industry
  • How feedback from interoperability testing has led to refinement in the specification
12:50 PM - 1:20 PM
How JT-NM Partners can help you.
12:50 PM - 1:20 PM

How JT-NM Partners can help you.

We all need to know what we don’t know; and understanding these somewhat intangible components in our emerging IP-facilities has never been more important. This session brings together experts from the leading industry organizations who will explain how they are working to help both users and manufacturers adopt to the new IP-based media technologies.  Areas of focus include where and how to get the most up-to-date educational elements; what programs, tools and testing utilities are being developed to support both users and manufacturers get up and running; and how our industry’s organizations are working together to ensure that audio, metadata, control, and management elements are harmonized into a total IP environment.  Attendees will also learn about advanced applications in IP including how the JT-NM Partners are working together on such applications as ground-to-cloud, wide area networking and transport for ST 2110, NMOS directions, and how compression plays in the media networking ecosystem

1:20 PM - 1:30 PM
Thank You Remarks
1:20 PM - 1:30 PM

Thank You Remarks

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Roundtable Discussion - Education
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Roundtable Discussion- Education 

Roundtable Discussion: Bridging strategy: How to transition now to an IP facility
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Roundtable Discussion:  Bridging strategy: How to transition now to an IP facility

Roundtable Discussion: Things you’ve always wanted to know about IP Production Facilities (basics)
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Roundtable Discussion: Things you’ve always wanted to know about IP Production Facilities (basics)

Roundtable Discussion: Business rationale and business considerations
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Roundtable Discussion: Business rationale and  business considerations 

Monday, November 15, 2021
2:26 PM - 5:00 PM
test- webinar
2:26 PM - 5:00 PM

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021
4:18 PM - 5:30 PM
Test-AGM Link
4:18 PM - 5:30 PM

Test-AGM Link