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SMPTE Hollywood Oct. 5 Event to Focus on Best Practices in HDR/SDR Workflows


SMPTE Hollywood Section will explore best practices for HDR/SDR workflows at its October meeting. Hosted by SMPTE Hollywood Section and Colorist Society Hollywood, the event will include technical presentations and a panel discussion from some of the industry’s top colorists, workflow specialists and innovators. The free event is scheduled for Thursday, October 5 at 6:00pm at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

Register here.

Standards exist regarding SDR and HDR encoding but there are few established best practices for content creation. Presenters will offer answers to such questions as:

What does it mean for HDR and SDR versions to “match”? Should they?
Which deliverable comes first?
What’s the best way to manage LUTs and looks?
Can ACES be a creative and technical facilitator for HDR/SDR workflows?
The event will also offer a sneak peek at the latest HDR and SDR Output Transforms being considered for the ACES 2.0 release.
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(L-R) John Daro, Lynette Duensin, Jans Fazio (photos provided by SMPTE Hollywood)

The evening will begin with presentations from colorists John Daro, CSH, Lead Digital Intermediate Colorist, Warner Post Production Creative Services; Lynette Duensing, CSH, Senior Colorist, Instinctual LLC Hollywood; Laura Jans Fazio, Senior Colorist/Studio Post-Division, NBC Universal; and Juan Cabrera, CSH, Supervising Colorist, Lightbenders.

The following panel discussion will feature Daro, Duensing, Fazio, Cabrera and Annie Chang, VP/Creative Technologies, Universal Pictures, and ACES Co-Chair. Marc Zorn, Content Protection & Production Security, Marvel Studios, will moderate. The event is produced by Linda Rosner.

(L-R) Juan Cabrera, Annie Chang, Marc Zorn (photos provided by SMPTE Hollywood)

WHAT: SDR and HDR – There’s More to Discuss!
HOSTS: SMPTE Hollywood Section and Colorist Society Hollywood
WHEN: Thursday, October 5th, 6pm: pre-show, 7pm: presentations, 8pm: panel with Q&A
WHERE: The Linwood Dunn Theater, 1313 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
COST: Free


About the SMPTE® Hollywood Section

The Hollywood Section of SMPTE® was initially organized as the West Coast Section in 1928. Today, as its own SMPTE Region, it encompasses more than 1,200 SMPTE Members with a common interest in motion-imaging technology in the Greater Los Angeles area. The Hollywood Section offers free meetings monthly that are open to SMPTE Members and non-members alike. Information about meetings is posted on the Section website.

About SMPTE®

SMPTE is the global society of media professionals, technologists, and engineers working in the digital entertainment industry. The Society fosters a diverse and engaged membership from both the technology and creative communities, delivering vast educational offerings, technical conferences and exhibitions, the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, and access to a rich network of colleagues essential to their career success. As an internationally recognized standards organization, SMPTE also provides a vital technical framework of engineering standards and guidelines that allow the seamless creation, management, and delivery of media for art, entertainment, and education worldwide.

Information on joining SMPTE is available at



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