Charles Poynton is an independent contractor specializing in the physics, mathematics, and engineering of digital color imaging systems, including digital video, HDTV, and digital cinema (D-cinema).
While at Sun Microsystems, from 1988 to 1995, he initiated Sun's HDTV research project, and introduced color management technology to Sun.
He is a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), and in 1994 was awarded the Society's David Sarnoff Gold Medal for his work to integrate video technology with computing and communications. In February 2003, his second book Digital Video and HDTV Algorithms and Interfaces, was the 3,339-th most popular item at Amazon.com.
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