Essential Technology Concepts Webcasts
This exciting SMPTE webcast series is designed to cover the foundational concepts, technologies, and workflows associated with the creation of professional media content. Covering topics such as human perception, imaging physics, fundamentals of color science, sound systems, and more this webcast series is the perfect learning opportunity for individuals in the early stages of their careers. The series is also beneficial for that are mid-career and are looking to refresh their knowledge of the essentials of the technologies that they may work with. The full series of webcasts will assist participants by providing convenient opportunities to learn about the technologies that are important to professional media creation and in a global, interactive setting that is convenient and unique. Essential Technology Concepts Webcasts are offered to SMPTE members and non-members as a complimentary service to support the advancement of the M&E industry.
Free for members and non-members
Original Airdate: 13 June 2019
Modern sound systems appear to have similar parts, but they are put together in unique ways for a particular end result. In addition, specific issues and considerations must be addressed for each application. Please join special guest speaker Ken Hunold, Sr. Broadcast Services Manager, Customer Engineering at Dolby Laboratories, as he explains the fundamental principles behind commonly used sound systems, popular speaker types, and how they are chosen and arranged for each application.
Original Airdate: 18 April 2019
In this webcast, we will discuss the basic technical concepts that describe how electronic cameras and electronic displays work. We will describe the journey light takes from a scene to the electronic sensor inside a camera and all the way back out to light on an electronic display. Have you ever wondered how does light gets converted into an electronic signal? What is a pixel code value really? What does that pixel code value represent and how is it converted back to light on a display? What do the acronyms CCD, CMOS, LCD, DLP, OLED mean?! If you have, make sure to join us for this webcast where these and many other questions regarding basic concepts about electronic cameras and displays will be answered.
Original Airdate: 14 March 2019
This webcast will focus on the fundamentals of color science as it relates to the motion picture and television industry. We will cover the fundamentals of display colorimetry, color spaces, and encoding spaces. We will explore how we can take advantage our visual system for improved visual quality. Lastly, we will cover the practical application of color science (where and how its used on a daily basis).
Original Airdate: 7 February 2019
Motion imaging engineers are constantly balancing technology evolution in color gamut, dynamic range and frame rate with perceptibility in the human visual system. The quality of the visual experience can only improve if we can see the resultant innovation. This webinar will serve as an introduction to perceptual phenomena at the most basic levels, permitting the attendee to gain some confidence with introductory vision science, color science, and psychophysics as they are practiced in motion imaging fields.