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    The SMPTE Student Paper Award Winners


    Oscar Eduardo Estrada Torrejon and Nicholas Peretti, students at Rochester Institute of Technology, for their paper "Rotoscope Automation with Deep Learning"


    Jason Bud Ginsberg and Neil Movva, students at Stanford University, for their paper "Dynamic Field of View in a Tomographic Light Field Display."










    Emily Faw, a recent graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) who is now a color science technician at Technicolor, received an honorable mention for his paper “Quality Control of Stereoscopic 3-D Compositing Using Half-Occlusion Geometry.”


    Catherine Meininger, a recent graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) who is now a color scientist at Portrait Displays Inc., received an honorable mention for her paper "Determining Visibility Thresholds for Spatial and Spatiotemporal Chromatic Noise."



    Elizabeth DoVale, a recent graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York, for her paper “High Frame Rate Psychophysics: Experimentation to Determine a JND for Frame Rate.”

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    Jonathan Bouchard, a student at McGill University in Montréal, Québec, Canada, received an honorable mention for his paper “Quality Control of Stereoscopic 3-D Compositing Using Half-Occlusion Geometry.”

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    Jan Fröhlich
    , for the paper: "Gamut Mapping for Digital Cinema"

    Justin Kovar
    , for the paper: “Challenges in the Migration of Analog Closed Captioning.”

    Kovar2-smJustin Kovar was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and lived in the area until 2004, when he moved to Austin, Texas.  He received a BA in English from Texas State University in 2008 and is currently finishing his master's degree at The University of Texas at Austin School of Information, with a focus on digital preservation.

    Justin currently works as a digitization intern at the Texas Archive of the Moving Image.  Recent projects and jobs include an appointment as Graduate Research Assistant for The University of Texas's Historical Music Recordings Collection, Digitization/Records Management for The University of Texas's College of Communication, creating a migration plan for synchronized ADATs during a Capstone for The UT Videogame Archive at The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, as well as developing an annual summer video workshop for teens in the Bryan-College Station Public Library System.





    Glenn Chan, for the paper, “Towards Better Chroma Subsampling.” 

    Ben Brunkhardt
    , for the paper, "Large Format Negative Repurposing (LFNR) – Method for Recomposing Large Format Media."

    Scott D. Elliott
    , for the paper, “High-Definition TV:  The Television Standard(s) of the Future.”