9-10 April 2011
6-7 June 2011
21-22 June 2011
19-22 July 2011
8-13 September 2011
24-27 October 2011
18 January 2011
19 January 2011
20 January 2011
24 January 2011
26 January 2011
Advances in Image and Sound: 3D, 4K, and Beyond
From the latest developments in 3D – in motion and sound – to innovations in ultra-high-definition capture and display, DCS 2011 will deliver sessions on developments and industry strategy over a broad range of technologies and applications, spanning cinema, broadcast, and broadband.
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New York, New York
The 2011 SMPTE 2nd International Conference on Stereoscopic 3D for Media and Entertainment is the only scientific conference to focus solely on the critical technologies needed for widespread and sustained 3D adoption.
This exclusive two-day event will feature leading scientists, researchers, and engineers addressing a variety of topics, including human factors of stereoscopic 3D, stereoscopic 3D image acquisition, spatial authoring, and stereoscopic 3D display technologies.
Call for Papers
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Please note: Schedule and topics are subject to change
The following SMPTE Engineering Documents were published during December 2010. Links to the documents in the SMPTE Store are noted below.
SMPTE ST 428-7:2010 (Revision of SMPTE 428-7-2007), Digital Cinema Distribution Master – Subtitle
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SMPTE 2052-0:2010, SMPTE-TT and Format Translation – Roadmap for the 2052 Document Suite
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SMPTE ST 2052-1:2010, Timed text Format (SMPTE-TT)
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SMPTE RP 2052-10:2010, Conversion from CEA-608 Data to SMPTE-TT
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SMPTE EG 432-1:2010 (Revision of EG 432-1-2007), Digital Source Processing – Color Processing for D-Cinema
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Interested in historic cameras? A High-Speed Focal-Plane Shutter Framing Camera, described by Jacobs et al., in the J. of SMPTE, Vol. 72, No. 12, Dec 1963, pp. 923-926 is available. The camera is 60" wide x 60" high x 11" deep with a 4"-thick angle steel frame on the back. The motor projects 11" from the back and the lens mount projects 11" from an end. The base is 26" wide by 61" long on 6" casters. Total height is 74".
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The January/February issue of the Journal is themed Archiving and Retrieval. Articles in this issue address techniques and technologies in storage, protection, and retrieval of film and television archives.
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The SMPTE San Francisco Section wishes you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to the 83 new members in our region who joined the Society in 2010. We are happy to have you with us as part of this august body of media professionals.
The section managers are focused on re-vitalizing the San Francisco section in 2011. We are well aware that the Bay Area is home to some of the most innovative technological developments that are already affecting the way the world consumes moving media and will continue to do so for years to come. The traditional delivery methods of motion pictures and over-the-air television are rapidly morphing into a plethora of different distribution channels, increasing the opportunities for the connected world to consume media product, whether at home, in the theatre, or on the move. The future is exciting and we are lucky to be right in the middle of so much of the innovation.
As we work to bring the San Francisco section back to full speed your section managers are actively searching out opportunities for interesting, thought-provoking and mind-stretching section meetings that will hopefully be of interest to you all. We are well aware that the "San Francisco" section covers the whole of the Bay Area, with all its geographic- (and traffic-) related challenges. We aim to spread the meeting venues around the whole area, giving everyone as equal a chance of attending as possible. If you have any thoughts for a topic you would like to see covered, please drop us a line and let us know your ideas. It is my goal that the section functions as a valuable networking opportunity for those of us in the media delivery business as well as continuing the process of educating our members to advances in technology and methods.
We kick the year off in February with a meeting at HDI in Los Gatos. HDI have developed a fascinating new 2-D and 3-D display technology combining lasers with their own proprietary Liquid Crystal on Silicon technology. Their 100-inch Rear Projection screen is only 10 inches thick! This meeting will be held on Thursday, February 24th, starting with a "social hour" at 6pm. Our web page has more details of the meeting. I hope as many of you as possible can attend – I look forward to seeing you there or at any of the future meetings we are planning for 2011.
Wishing you all a peaceful and prosperous 2011. —Keith I. Graham, Section Chair
Congratulations to Dr. Joseph A. Flaherty who was named to a special new honorary position— Member Emeritus—by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), in recognition of his unparalleled industry leadership and decades of contributions to the ATSC.
Flaherty is senior vice president, technology, for CBS Broadcasting and has served on the ATSC Board of Directors and the preceding ATSC Executive Committee since 1983. In 1982, he helped bring together EIA (now CEA) IEEE, NAB, NCTA and SMPTE to form the ATSC.
Flaherty is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations, is a member and fellow of many international industry organizations, and is a frequent lecturer and technical author on television technology and High Definition Television (HDTV).
For a full biography of Joe Flaherty, please visit www.atsc.org.
New Sustaining Members
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Why post now? It's easy to do – and the more resumes we have, the more we can market our job seekers and the more employers we will attract. Kick start your job search! Create an account and post your resume today!
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Taking advantage of one of SMPTE's outstanding promotional opportunities is a great way to ensure your organization stays front of mind with the most important people in the Motion Imaging Industry. Advertising on www.smpte.org, in SMPTE newsletters or in the SMPTE Journal provides visibility to a group you cannot access any other way. Want to demonstrate your company's commitment to elevating the Industry and SMPTE's furthering education and professional development efforts? There is no better way than to sponsor SMPTE's Professional Development Academy (SMPTE PDA). Supporting SMPTE PDA through one of its highly cost-effective sponsorships, is a win-win-win. For more information, please visit SMPTE at http://www.smpte.org/about/promotional_opportunities/.
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