Lecturers: Martin Parsons and Peter Wilson (UK)

When: Next training will be held in 2018 

Price: 500 EUR (included VAT) per person; for groups the price is negotiable


This course is aimed at existing professional camera crew, as well as post-production personnel such as data wranglers, who need digital imaging and data management skills to increase their employment prospects.

Day 1 

A lot of valuable, useful and interesting information.

09.00-09.30: Course outline and objectives

  • The role of the DIT
  • The role of the Data Wrangler
  • Course Scope


09.30-10.30 Digital Cameras

  • Imagers, CCD or CMOS
  • Colour combining; Bayer, Double Diagonal Bayer
  • Colour sub sampling; Bayer processing and its influence on true resolution
  • Sampling Theory
  • Sample grids verses Modulation Transfer Function. MTF
  • The impact of MTF on Compression


10.30 – 10.50 Refreshment Break


10.50 Camera’s continued

  • The implications of camera imaging sensor choice on system requirements
  • Component / RGB
  • Gamma / Log Processing
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range)
  • Colour space
  • Raw Data processing
  • Common proprietary compression systems including VC2, VC3, Pro res, AVC HD and MPEG4 Pt2


12.30-13.15 Lunch Break


13.15-15.30 Data Capture

  • The concept of workflow
  • Basic IT Terminology
  • Basic IT connectivity (Data & Video)
  • Basic IT Storage
  • Backup, Archive and restore Data
  • Naming Conventions
  • Removable Media types
  • Data Wrangling


15.30-15.50 Refreshments


15.50 Data Capture continued

  • Compression Families, Inter frame and Intra frame types
  • XML (eXtensible Mark up Language)
  • Metadata
  • File formats and Wrappers (DPX, Quicktime, AAF, MXF)
  • HDR File formats (Open EXR)


17.00-17.30 Wrap up and Q&A

Day 2 

09.00 System interconnects

  • Fire Wire
  • HDMI
  • Display Port
  • Thunderbolt


10.00 – 10.10 Comfort Break

10.10 Introduction to Capture & Workflows

4X Workshop sessions, Attendees Rotate round

  1. Camera
  2. Yoyotta
  3. Assimilate Scratch
  4. Codex

11.10 Workshop Continues

12.10-13.00 lunch Break

13.00 Workshop Continues

14.00 Workshop Continues

15.00-15.15 Break

15.15 Display Selection and Calibration

16.00 Wrap up Session

17.00 Closing

About the lecturers

Peter Wilson has been involved in bleeding-edge moving image technology for nearly four decades. He runs his own consultancy High Definition and Digital Cinema Ltd, is a Director of the EDCF (European Digital Cinema Forum) and of the ECA (Event Cinema Association), and is a Fellow of the BKSTS and an active member of SMPTE.

Martin Parsons created his consultancy company Image Eyes Ltd focusing on the scientific investigation, technical evaluation, design and implementation of image quality, workflow and colour management for the motion picture and television industries. He is a course author and instructor for the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers and has served on the Technical Committee of the British Society of Cinematographers.


Katrin Sigijane
BFM koolitusjuht

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BFM teeb koostööd Eesti Filmi Sihtasutusega (EFI) projekti EU49200 "Eesti filmitööstuse arenduskeskus" raames.
Projekti periood 1.07.2015-30.06.2017. EAS toetas projekti loomemajanduse tugistruktuuride toetusskeemist
300 000 euroga.

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