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
Recently, Tue-Wed-Thu, Apr 2-3-4, I presented a webinar, Math and Colour Science for Colourists (ACES). A 1-page flyer (PDF) for the webinar is available. If you missed and you’re interested in a repeat, drop a line.
I’m hoping to do ACES seminars in LA, Berlin, Munich, Prague, Budapest, and 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.
The famous HPA Tech Retreat (program organizer, Mark Schubin) took place in or near Palm Springs Calif. the week of Feb. 18~22. I presented a seminar High[er] Frame Rate - Technical Aspects. If several people ask for it, I’ll present it as a webinar!
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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|“What I believe is that all clear-minded people should remain two things throughout their lifetimes: curious and teachable.” – Roger Ebert|
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