High Definition & Digital Cinema Ltd.
supported by Creative Skillset and endorsed by the BKSTS
present a new training course
The Digital Imaging Technician
The Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) is a fast-evolving on-set role with ever increasing responsibilities. In the film world this function would have been carried out by the Clapper Loader, but in Digital Cinema the role has expanded immensely. DITs need to know about image capture, quantization, digital theory, camera chip formats, prism, Bayer patterning on image chips, the meaning of RAW, colour separation, true resolution, gamma and log processing, compression schemes and pitfalls, recording systems, file formats, storage operating systems, workflows, metadata and logistics. 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. Theoretical training will be given, followed by practical hands-on experience with several commonly-used products from supporting organisations.
Read more about the course in this article from Definition Magazine
The next workshop will take place at
RED Europe • Pinewood Studios
Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire SL0 0NH, UK
22nd—23rd November 2016
We hope to present this workshop again soon!
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On completion of the course the delegates will be able to understand:
- The role of the DIT
- The role of the Data Wrangler
- The basics of digital cameras
- Sampling theory
- The implications of camera imaging sensor choice on system requirements
- MTF and sampling
- The various forms of colour coding & colour spaces
- What gamma and log processing means
- What RAW means and how to digitally process it
- Compressed file systems
- Uncompressed file systems
- Connections & interfaces
- Common camera media types
- Common file formats
- Metadata handling
- eXtensible Markup Language (XML)
- What ingest means and how to organize it
- Asset management
- On-set grading
- Data wrangling workflows
- Dailies
- Common distribution formats
Course Leaders:

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 and was a Founding Director of the EDCF (European Digital Cinema Forum). He is also a Director of the ECA (Event Cinema Association), a Fellow of the BKSTS and a Fellow 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.

Meirion Hughes has spent nearly four decades as a consultant in the broadcast industry. He started at the BBC and later moved to the commercial channels in the UK and played a major role in launching the world’s first commercial digital terrestrial network. During his career he has been involved in the end to end film and electronic production from acquisition to presentation. Meirion is a champion of technical quality and meeting the needs of the sensory impaired. He has worked on projects around the world in consultancy and training roles and is now advising on Event Cinema and the role of a Digital Imaging Technician.

This scheme is supported by Creative Skillset's Film Skills Fund, which is funded by
the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Funds.

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