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Andrew Cotton is a Principal Technologist at BBC Research and Development and has a background in video compression and image processing. He coordinates the BBC’s UHDTV standardisation activities and, in addition, he and his team are responsible for maintaining the technical integrity of the BBC’s production, playout and IP distribution systems. Andrew is a co-developer of the BBC/NHK Hybrid Log-Gamma HDR solution. He joined BBC R&D in 1987 after graduating with a BA in Engineering Science, spent 7 years in industry working for Snell and returned to the BBC in 2002. Andrew is the inventor of 7 joint patents and 3 sole patents.