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The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) was founded in 1916 to advance theory and development in the motion imaging field. SMPTE is a global, award-winning technical society and professional membership organization that is devoted to advancing the theory and application of motion-imaging technology including film, television, video, computer imaging, and telecommunications. Our membership is made up of engineers, executives, technical directors, cameramen, editors, consultants, educators, and specialists in film processing, film and television production and post-production, and practitioners from almost every other discipline in the motion-imaging industry.



MAY 16 Section Meeting at Linwood Dunn Theater Will Showcase Yedlin’s Work

The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that Steve Yedlin, ASC will present his work on cinema image quality this month’s Section meeting, May 16 at the Linwood Dunn Theater. The two-part demonstration, titled “On Acquisition and Pipeline for High-Resolution Exhibition,” premiered at Camerimage in 2016 and now is widely available online. The SMPTE Hollywood Section event will give attendees the opportunity to view Yedlin’s demonstration in a high-quality theatrical exhibition venue.

“Steve’s demonstration has stirred excitement among imaging professionals for its no-nonsense, evidence-based approach to understanding resolution and the perception of image clarity,” said SMPTE Member Joachim Zell, vice president of technology at EFILM, who is producing the meeting. “It challenges some of our culturally conditioned dominant narratives about photographic integrity.”

 The concepts underlying the demonstration are not camera-specific; the presentation will include footage acquired with Alexa 65, Alexa XT, Super 35mm film, Sony F55, IMAX 65mm 15-perf film, and Red Weapon cameras.



    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 — Reception at 6:30 p.m. and Meeting at 7:30 p.m.



    Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)

Linwood Dunn Theater, 1313 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Free parking is available behind the building.



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The Hollywood Section serves SMPTE members in the greater Los Angeles Area of California. Our free monthly meetings feature technology presentations by experts in their field and the opportunity to network with other media and entertainment professionals.

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