Meeting Announcement - Jan 13, 2009

DreamWorks Animation Studio, Campanelli theater.
1000 Flower St.
Glendale CA. 91212

6:30pm social hour, 7:30 meeting starts
 
Note that RSVPs are essential for this event due to studio security requirements, and you also must bring picture ID for entry to event.

Baraka

From 65mm 5 perf film to Blu-ray disk via 8K (a world first). Restoration and Blu-ray Workflow For Industry Reference Disc.

We will hear from Chris Reyna, Restoration & Blu-ray Producer, as well as those involved in the recent HD restoration and Blu-ray mastering of the 70mm classic, Baraka by Ron Fricke ­ Director & Cinematographer, and Mark Magidson ­ Producer.

Last year 65mm elements were scanned at 8K resolution, then fully restored to the latest HDCAM-SR standards at FotoKem. Blink Digital/Ascent Media then took the HDCAM-SR Master and painstakingly encoded this very challenging imagery to what many are now saying is a new level of quality for the emerging Blu-ray industry. This is believed to be the first ever 8K over sampled Feature Restoration and Blu-ray.

Since its release on October 28th it has been nominated for Best Blu-ray of the Year, and it is currently considered the one Blu-ray Reference Disc to own. We will screen examples from Blu-Ray sourced media.

For more information on the film, go to: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103767/
The trailer can be seen at:  www.trailerfan.com/movie/baraka/trailer

We may also have a special presentation prior to the main meeting on the proposed White Gamut issue for Digital Cinema along with the new SMPTE Leader.