As we wrap up another year this is probably a good time to look to the future..
Home to many of the early developments in television, the San Francisco Bay area continues to innovate and enable the creation, production and dissemination of rich media.
The San Francisco section of SMPTE offers a local forum for membership to be informed and educated on the rapidly emerging developments in the technology of our industry.
The San Francisco section welcomes everyone to our meetings. Please check below for details of the next event.
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Edison applied for the motion picture camera patent on July 31, 1891 and three years later the movie industry was born with the opening of the first Kinetoscope parlor in New York City. The basis of Edison’s patent is that the rays of reflected light can be captured through a single lens and projected on a series of two dimensional planes of light sensitive media framed over time.
TOPIC: On March 8, 2016 a total solar eclipse occurred, on a path that stretched from the middle of the Indian Ocean, across Indonesia, and ending just north of the Hawaiian archipelago. The San Francisco Exploratorium, in conjunction with NASA planned to offer a live stream of the event.
Despite the rumors to the contrary, the uptake of "coax-free" facilities has been slower than many proponents have forecast. That situation may (finally) be on the cusp of a major change, as media transport was only one of several technologies required to make a coax-free world possible.
Even with IP media transport, the system timing and control was frequently not IP-based. In addition to that, the media carried was still "coax-style". What has happened in SMPTE (and other SDOs) to enable the long forecast change?
A discussion on why the cloud is such a powerful attractor of vendors and end-users. Despite the downside for some media operations and workflows, the cloud will become a part of many facility workflows. Topics include Isaac Newton’s gravity, the Higgs Particle, and the physics of attraction. New survey insights will be presented showing the trajectory of the cloud.