IMT4884 - Advanced Colour Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Project work/Report
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project work/Report 100/100 ALLE

Course content

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of color management methods with a particular focus on Motion Pictures. Participants will learn about topics such as

  • Color in analog film and its digitization
  • Digital workflow and color grading
  • CTL and Academy Color Encoding System (ACES)
  • Tone mapping and HDR
  • D-cinema
  • Compositing and VFX
  • Gamut encoding and mapping

and possibly other topics related to color management in video, broadcasting and cinema.

Participants will generally focus on a sub-set of topics in their coursework project.

During the course there will be input from international professionals and researchers.

Learning outcome

On completion of this course, the students will possess knowledge about

  • The optical properties of analog film and the best practices for its digitization.
  • Color spaces and transformations used in digital film color grading.
  • Capture, encode, and the display HDR content in different formats.
  • Standards and the technologies used in cinema for digital projection.

possess a range of skills including

  • Capture and process images of analog film.
  • Properly display HDR content.
  • Perform Gamut Mapping in different color spaces.

and possess general competence such as

  • The ability to present and discuss the results of their research work to experts and to general public.
  • Comprehend and memorize lectures given by international experts in the field coming from different disciplines and backgrounds.
  • Independently acquiring new knowledge and skills.

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures and Seminar(s)
  • E-learning
  • Project work
  • Tutoring

Students are required to complete a coursework project and present it.

Further on evaluation

Students will undertake an individual project on advanced color management and provide a written report.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Kennel, G. (2006) Color and Mastering for Digital Cinema. Focal Press.

Poynton, C. (2018) Colour Appearance Issues in Digital Video, HD/UHD, and D‐cinema. Simon Fraser University.

Fröhlich, J. (2017) Encoding High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut Imagery. Available at:

Banterle, F., Artusi, A., Debattista, K., & Chalmers, A. (2017). Advanced High Dynamic Range Imaging (2nd ed.). A K Peters/CRC Press.

Additional materials: Hand-outs and research papers.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IMT4896 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Computer Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: Project work/Report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Project work/Report 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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