2011 SMPTE Preconference Seminar, 24 October, Hollywood, CA
A quiet revolution is underway in electronic imaging for cinema and broadcast. For years, professional camera design was almost exclusively component tri-stimulus, with separate image sensors and processing channels for the red, green and blue primaries. The legacy of camera pick-up tubes from the 1970, along with CCD manufacturing limitations resulted in smaller image formats, such as 2/3-inch, the defacto benchmark. Now, the rules have changed. Advances in semiconductor fabrication techniques have made large high-performance CMOS sensors readily available. This has had a dramatic impact affecting all aspects of motion imaging: now, single-sensor cameras -- using Bayer pattern spatial multiplexing RGB channels, can replace the complex optical block and dichroic mirrors of three-sensor cameras. The large image format, similar or larger in size than a 35mm film frame, allows for shooting with narrow depth of field -- a technique that until now has been mostly limited to film cinematography or still cameras, Capturing raw single-sensor image files has now fundamentally altering the traditional workflow for signal processing and color management. Large Format single sensor cameras have now been introduced by Red, Arri, Sony, Canon and others, with more variations on the way.
This special SMPTE Pre-Conference Symposium will explain the fundamental difference in three-sensor and single-sensor systems, with emphasis on the practical implications, benefits and limitations of the two approaches.
The 2011 SMPTE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 25-27 October 2011
By the industry - for the industry, this is THE premier annual event for technology, production and operations in the motion imaging industry.
This year's event will provide a variety of technical workshops; a technology-focused exhibit hall; an exciting welcome reception in the exhibit hall to allow for in depth focus on our exhibitors; a high profile Industry Keynote Luncheon; the prestigious Honors & Awards Reception & Ceremony and invaluable networking opportunities.