Monday, October 24, 2011 - 09:00 to Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 17:00

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.

The SMPTE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition brings together world-renowned technology thought-leaders from the media content business. Join us and network with colleagues in the motion picture studios, broadcast and cable networks, production and post-production community, software companies, systems integrators, manufacturers, display technologies and distribution providers. As an accredited industry standards-setting body, SMPTE is also the industry's leading nonprofit association providing technology education and information to the motion imaging industry. We're all about the content - creation, management, distribution and display. We offer three days of technical sessions, a high-tech exhibition hall and unparalleled networking opportunities. Join us - don't miss this exceptional opportunity!


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.


An Unparalleled Networking Opportunity

The 2011 SMPTE  Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition lets you network with colleagues from motion-picture studios, broadcast and cable networks, production and post-production facilities, software companies, systems integrators, manufacturers, display technology providers, and distributors. Typical attendees include technologists, researchers, scientists, practitioners, artists and strategic thinkers – and range from engineers and technical professionals to high-level business leaders.
Rennaissance Hollywood Hotel Hollywood, CA
United States