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Charles Poynton

Scientist / Mathematician
Toronto, Canada
Charles Poynton is an independent image and colour scientist working in video / HD / UHD / 4K / HDR / HDR / D‑cinema. Thirty years ago, he decided upon the count of 1080 image rows for HD (and thereby, “square pixels”). He was responsible for the introduction of the Adobe RGB colourspace. He received his PhD in 2018 with a thesis entitled, “Colour Appearance Issues in Digital Video, HD/UHD, and D‑cinema.