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.
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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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.
Topic/Summary: The broadcast industry is migrating towards an all-IP environment. One critical aspect needing to enable the transition is the accurate distribution of synchronization to all end stations in campus/WAN and studio/LAN scenarios over Ethernet/IP. SMPTE has recently standardized ST-2059-2, the Professional Broadcast Applications profile, based on IEEE1588 standard.
The latest flavor of TV coming to consumers is "High Dynamic Range" TV which adds increased details and brightness to images increasing the sense of realism. UHDTV already includes Wide Color Gamut (WCG) with the standard Rec.2020. What is the current status of standards and the industry roll-out of HDR? How does it connect with UHDTV? What engineering challenges remain? How will content be re-mastered for this enhancement to TV? The talk describes the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) for production and post-production as enabling content for HDR and