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Imaging System Fundamentals: From Light to Lenses
Coming in August 2019: Imaging systems are a foundational technology in the cinema and television industry. Understanding imaging systems require a solid introduction to fundamental imaging physics. In this course, we introduce the imaging chain as the basis of all imaging system design and focus explicitly on the physics of image capture. We explore the nature of light, the properties of light-matter interaction, and the intentional collection of light through optics.
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Our Mission: SMPTE is a global professional association of technologists and creatives driving the quality and evolution of motion imaging.

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For more than a century, SMPTE has developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines that are currently in force, and continues to innovate, generating an average of 50 new standards annually cinema, television, internet video, storage, workflows, and much more.

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