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 (HDTV), digital cinema (D-cinema) and digital intermediate (DI) systems. I am involved in engineering wide colour gamut (wide color gamut/wide gamut color) systems, including xvYCC; I am an expert in colorspaces such as DCI P3 RGB, Adobe RGB, sYCC601, and AdobeYCC601. 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 square pixels ...
Allow me to introduce myself, in video.
I live in Toronto with my wife Barbara Morris, RMT, CTP Dipl – a psychotherapist.
home office: +1 416 535 7187
This week – on Wed. Dec. 11 and Thu. Dec. 12 – I’ll present the same “quickie” 90‑minute webinar, twice: ACES in 12 Viewgraphs. Questions and discussion will be encouraged; a maximum of 24 participants each can register.
On Feb. 17, John Watkinson and I will present a 6‑hour course at HPA Tech Retreat 2014 (Palm Springs, Calif.): Physics, Psychophysics, and Vision for Advanced Motion Imaging. At the end of it you’ll be well informed concerning the tradeoffs among bit depth, pixel count (e.g., HD, 4K, 8K), and frame rate.
Last week, I presented a 6‑hour, 3‑session webinar, Math and Colour Science for Colourists (ACES).
I’m hoping to do ACES seminars in Berlin and Munich, and with luck maybe even 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 …
|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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