SMPTE Details Digital Cinematography, Post-Production Papers For SMPTE 2012 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition


SMPTE 2012 ● 23 - 25 October ● Hollywood ●
Pre-Conference Symposium: High Frame Rates for Digital Cinema ● 22 October 

White Plains, NY, 20 August 2012 – The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, communications, and technology industries, today detailed a full range of paper presentations at the SMPTE 2012 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition that will focus on digital cinematography and post production, including those highlighting the development of a 70 mm camera and optics, research and development in color-management and camera metadata capture, and technology for easier post-production collaboration.

SMPTE 2012 will take place 23 – 25 October in Hollywood. A special pre-conference symposium – High Frame Rates for Digital Cinema – will take place on 22 October. Registration and program information are available at

Premier Annual Event Draws Broadcast, Cinema, IT Thought Leaders
As the premier event for motion-imaging industry, the annual SMPTE conference enables technical and high-level business professionals to hear from and engage with academic, engineering, executive, and standards thought leaders across the broadcast, cinema, and IT industries. 

SMPTE 2012 lives up to this standard, with scheduled presentations from the BBC, Belden, Cisco, Dolby Laboratories, Ericsson, FUJIFILM, Harmonic, Harris, HBO, IBM, Microsoft, NHK, NVIDIA, Motorola Mobility, Qualcomm, Snell, Skywalker Sound, Sony Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Technicolor, and Verizon. Also participating will be leading vision-science researchers from around the world – as well as representatives from the European Broadcasting Union and the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

Full Range Of Digital Cinema, Post-Production Topics
SMPTE 2012 will highlight a number of key advances across digital cinema and post production, including separate papers on new high-performance optics for 70 mm digital cinematography and the development of 70 mm, 25-megapixel digital cinematography camera with an integrated flash recorder; new efforts to expand the color palette and gamut available to creative professionals; and the creation of a virtual system to capture the increasingly large and complex arrays of metadata by principal cameras.

Conference attendees will also hear a paper presentation that provides an early look into experiments using a low-latency, high-quality approach to image transmissions designed to help directors, producers, editors, and other post-production professionals collaborate without having to be in the same room.