High Dynamic Range and Wide Colour Gamut


Ultra High Definition (UHD) has already arrived in terms of increased resolution over HD video. However, the additional UHD features such as Wide Colour Gamut (WCG) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) are still not fully understood despite their introduction into both programme making and distribution this year.

This one-day course explores the standards, workflows, challenges and best practices for wide colour gamut and high dynamic range implementation along with the consequences for backwards compatibility.


High Dynamic Range (HDR)

  • Dolby Perceptual Quantiser (PQ) approach to HDR
  • BBC/NHK Hybrid Log-Gamma approach to HDR
  • SMPTE 2084, 2086 & 2094 HDR standards
  • ITU-R BT.2100 HDR standard
  • Other HDR standards
  • HDR workflows
  • HDR compatibility with standard dynamic range (SDR) equipment
  • HDR capture
  • HDR displays

Wide Colour Gamut (WCG)

  • The WCG colour space
  • The WCG standard – ITU-R BT.2020
  • WCG primaries, white point and colour matrix
  • WCG workflows
  • The WCG Academy Colour Encoding Space (ACES)
  • Moving between colourspaces
  • WCG capture
  • WCG displays

“It’s the second time Martin has travelled to Barcelona to deliver his courses to us over at Deluxe Spain. The audience ranges from producers, colorists to engineers, researchers etc..
Martin manages to keep everybody absorbed and enthusiastic from the first til the last minute and this is particularly impressive considering that most of us aren’t native English speakers. So much so we decided to make it a yearly event.
Thanks to you Martin, and see you next year!”

Stephane Cattan
Head of Imaging

Researchers in my lab have very diverse academic backgrounds, some actually specialising on HDR and WCG, some on very much distant subjects, and Martin achieved the quite remarkable feat of keeping us all interested at all times, providing knowledge and insight all the way and for everybody. It was a very engaging and greatly structured course, I highly recommend it.

Prof. Marcelo Bertalmío
IP4EC Lab – ICT Department
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

  • I delivered this course twice for the “Emerging Technologies Group’ at SKY in May 2016.
  • In July 2016 I ran this course for Deluxe in Barcelona and for the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona, Spain
  • Also in July the course was delivered at the Kerry Education and Training Board, Ireland for the Irish broadcasters and post-production facilities.

Please contact me directly for in-house, on-site delivery of this course.