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.
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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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.
Once again we are pleased to be holding our Holiday Social at the magnificent Silicon Valley Capital Club. The views from the 17th floor of the Knight Ridder building are breathtaking.
There is ample parking in the garage underneath the building. Parking will be validated.
There will be a great choice of food and drink available. All members, friends and guests are invited. Business casual attire is required by the Capital Club.
Join aerial cinematographer, director and photographer Randy Scott Slavin for a discussion of the use of Drone technology for cinematography. Randy will be showing some examples of his work and will be discussing the numerous issues that surround the use of drones for all aspects of aerial photography.