I am an independent contractor specializing in the physics, mathematics, and engineering of digital colour (color!) imaging systems, including digital still cameras, digital video, HD and UHD (HDTV/UHDTV), VFX/CGI, and DI and digital cinema (D-cinema) systems. I am involved in engineering wide colour gamut (wide gamut color) systems. I am an expert in colorspaces such as DCI P3 RGB, Adobe RGB 1998, and ACES AP0/AP1. I do technology forecasting, systems modelling, algorithm development, video signal processing architecture, colour characterization and calibration, image quality assessment, and expert witness work. (More...) It was about 20 years ago that I decided that HD should have 1080 image rows, and square pixels ...
Allow me to introduce myself, in video.
I live in Toronto with my wife Barbara Morris, CTP Dipl – a psychotherapist.
home office: +1 416 535 7187
On Thu./Fri. Oct. 29/30, 2015, at DFFB at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, I’ll present a 2‑day in-person workshop, ACES from Theory to Making an IDT, in conjunction with German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) [UP.GRADE program]. Registration will be €450. Bring your own camera, and your own computer: We will have lights and colour charts, and toward the end of the workshop you can use what you’ve learned to make an ACES IDT for your own camera. A 2-page flyer [PDF] is available.
My friends at fxphd have posted a “fast forward” course, Introduction to Digital Colour Theory. It’s roughly a one-day course (ten classes, 30~40 minutes each), available for immediate download at USD 199. You don’t have to be a math wizard. It was fun to make, I hope that you enjoy it.
In February 2014, John Watkinson and I presented a 6‑hour course at HPA Tech Retreat 2014 (Palm Springs, Calif.): Physics, Psychophysics, and Vision for Advanced Motion Imaging. We discussed bit depth, pixel count (e.g., HD, 4K, 8K), and frame rate. We’re contemplating in-person 1-day workshops in the U.S. Drop a line if you’re interested.
Last year, I presented a webinar, Math and Colour Science for Colourists (ACES). It’s a more mathematical take than the ACES webinars listed above. If you’re interested in experiencing that, drop a line.
I’m hoping to do ACES seminars in Prague and/or Budapest. (I’ll do it anywhere else that I can find 15 or 20 interested people!) If you’re interested – and particularly if you can help me to locate a suitable sponsoring organization in your city – drop a line. Watch poynton.com/w for announcements of additional webinars.
I’m ABD – “all but dissertation.” I’ve finished my PhD program coursework, all that remains is writing and defending!
I continue to be flummoxed concerning BT.709/BT.1886 EOCF …
Subject to my main gigs – colour and image science, and finishing my PhD – if you have an interesting math problem maybe I can help, by offering consulting in Mathematica.
|Courses, seminars &c.||Upcoming (and past) events.|
|Colour FAQ||Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Colour (also known as Color FAQ, ColourFAQ, ColorFAQ); also, other documents concerning Colour Technology.|
|Gamma FAQ||Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Gamma (also known as GammaFAQ); also, the Gamma FQA is available.|
|Digital Video and HD||My book Digital Video and HD Algorithms and Interfaces, Second Edition (Burlington, Mass.: Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann: 2012) has hit the streets. The Table of Contents is available.|
|Consulting||Hire me! I’m an independent contractor.|
|Video engineering||Information concerning technical aspects of video.|
|Typography and design||Articles I’ve written (quite some time ago) concerning typography, information design, and presentation in the digital world.|
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