SMPTE expands Virtual Classroom with new HDR course

Led by instructor Pierre Routhier, the new High Dynamic Range (HDR) Technology and Workflows for Media and Entertainment will cover concepts across the HDR workflow, from mastering to production, distribution and viewing

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has announced the expansion of the SMPTE Virtual Classroom with a new course offering — High Dynamic Range (HDR) Technology and Workflows for Media and Entertainment. The new course will be led by Pierre Routhier, an advanced imaging specialist, who will cover critical concepts and practical considerations across the HDR workflows, from mastering to production, distribution and viewing.

Joel Welch, SMPTE director of education, added: “Demand for more training on HDR has been significant, and we’re pleased to offer a well-rounded course that will help professionals in making the most of this exciting formats and its tremendous potential.”

In accordance with the SMPTE strategic business plan, the 2019 expansion of the SMPTE Virtual Classroom is an integral part of the organisation’s goal of educating individuals in the industry on technologies relevant in their careers.

SMPTE’s newest Virtual Classroom course will explore workflows for mastering HDR content for theatrical and home distribution. In doing so, it will delve into foundational building blocks of HDR including human perception of light and how it is captured, the onto-electronic transfer function (OETF), the electro-optical transfer function (EOTF), the HDR ecosystem, HDR displays, HDR workflows, and more.

In addition to the new HDR-focused course, SMPTE will continue to offer its suite of Virtual Classroom courses, including Introduction to Networking, Routing and Switching Essentials, Essentials of IP Media Transport for Broadcasters: Moving Real-Time Video and Audio Over Packet Networks, IMF Essentials: What You Need to Know, and Understanding SMPTE ST 2110: Standards for Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks.

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