This is a joint meeting with SMPTE and the Bay Area chapter of SID
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.
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The digital motion picture camera industry was turned upside down by yet another disruptive technology when the Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera hit the market in 2008. Featuring 24p HD recording with audio and the wide selection of Canon lenses, indie filmmakers could get a complete system for less than $5,000 with 35mm large sensor performance (for cinema like depth of field).
There's good news for a television industry that's supposedly been dying since the 1950s. Despite the fact we can view videos on our desktops, laptops, iPads, iPhones, smart phones, most TV watching is still done at home. And, it's running at an all-time high, according to the Huffington Post. In total, a humongous 44 billion hours of television is watched per month! And that doesn’t even count the video games usage, the photos and expanded TV apps.