The Library of Congress serves as both a reference source for our legislators, and the official keeper of our nation’s history. This history comes in many forms including printed, photographic, audio and video recordings, and digital files.
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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Presented by Sripal Mehta, Director of Engineering, Dolby Laboratories and Jeffery Riedmiller, Senior Director, Dolby Laboratories
Advances in cinema sound are enhancing the movie going experience and are giving movie makers the tools they need to bring immersive and lifelike experiences to theatre audiences. Deployed in hundreds of theaters across the world these advancements are delivering immersive audio experiences that were until now impossible to deliver.
Digital storage plays a significant role in the professional media and entertainment industry. Digital storage for the M&E industry has demand characteristics often very different from typical IT storage because of the performance requirements of real-time video in capture, editing and post-production, as well as distribution. On the other hand, the ever growing archive of long-tail digital content and increasing digitized historical analog content is swelling the demand for cold as well as warm archives using tape, optical discs and hard drive arrays.
Presenter: Joe Kane, Joe Kane Productions
Presenter: Karsten Hansen, Founder and CEO DK Technologies
DK Technologies have recently introduced the DKT7 Surround metering, compliance, and logging system. Karsten Hansen will present an in-depth look at the system, including the patented “Starfish” tool, explaining the philosophy behind the design and how to interpret the indication of the Starfish. He will demonstrate how the Starfish detects errors in the audio and makes sure that the surround sound signal is legal for downmix.