Laura A. Farrar 11/22/16


Omega Broadcast is proud to present SONY's HDR Workshop in our Austin studio on November 30th, 2016 @ 12pm-2pm. Event will include food and beverage provided by SPECS.

As one of the largest and most advance technology companies in the world, SONY is determined to showcase their passion for technology, content and services with their relentless pursuit of innovation. SONY achieves this by creating unique new cultures, experiences and by educating their consumers.

Workshop Topics:

High Dynamic Range (HDR) will dramatically affect live production, program distribution and viewing. HDR, whether HD or with 4K UHD, will allow the home viewer to experience contrast and color that may fundamentally change production and storytelling. In addition to tutorial aspects of HDR, this presentation will cover issues facing the content creator and broadcaster: Standardization, challenges facing HDR/SDR simulcasting, potential "glass to glass" workflows and the practical application of live HDR images.
  • Basic HDR Tutorial
  • Standardization
  • Changes Facing HDR/SDR Simulcasting
  • Potential "Glass to Glass" workflows
  • Practical Application of Live HDR Images

Event Attendee Information:

Date: Wed, November 30, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
Cost: FREE
Location: The Studio @ Omega Broadcast Group
817 West Howard Lane, Austin, Texas 78753
Event will include food and beverage provided by SPECS

Event Speaker:

Hugo Gaggioni is Chief Technology Officer of Sony Professional Solutions Americas, a division of Sony Electronics Inc.
Gaggioni, who joined Sony in 1988, holds several patents and has authored more than 40 technical publications in the areas of video compression, digital filter banks, HDTV and UHDTV devices and systems. Previous to joining Sony, he worked at RCA Corp. and Bell Communications Research.
With research interests ranging from digital video and image processing and information theory to video/audio compression and multidimensional signal processing, Gaggioni has served as session-chairman of 15 international conferences in the areas of HDTV, UHDTV and bandwidth compression systems. He has also given numerous presentations and tutorial courses on signal processing and advanced video technologies at international events sponsored by SMPTE, IEEE, SET, and Eurasip organizations.
He was a member of the Advanced Television Advisory group to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (1987 to 1994). He is a Fellow of SMPTE and the recipient of the 2004 Leitch Gold Medal award for technology leadership. Also, in 2008, he received the U.S. Broadcasting and Cable Technology Leadership Award. Gaggioni was chairman of the SMPTE technical groups on Digital Representation of the 1125/60 High Definition TV Standard (SMPTE 260M, 88'-92') and Digital HDTV Serial Interfaces (SMPTE 292M, 93'-96'). He has also chaired the SMPTE group on Editing of MPEG bit-streams for TV studio usage.
Gaggioni represented Sony Corporation of America to the ANSI X3-L3 committee and the ISO/IEC MPEG coding group from 1988 to1996.
Gaggioni holds degrees in Telecommunications, Systems Engineering, and Electronic Engineering from the University of Essex in Colchester, England; University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University, respectively.