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Future Planned Meetings:   

November 8, 2023 - Mirrorless Cameras at ProFusion 2023

December, 2023 - UHD VP facilities (This will be an in-person event only)

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November 2023 Meeting Announcement

Topic: Mirrorless Cameras

Date: November 8, 2023
Meeting Time: Presentations from 5:30 to 7:00pm.  NOTE EARLY START TIME.  This is an in-person event only.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West North Building - Hall B, Toronto
Arranged By: 
Tony Meerakker

This month’s meeting location is returning to ProFusion 2023 Expo. It has been a few years since we held a Section meeting during the ProFusion event.

The topic for the evening is 'Mirrorless Cameras'. Anywhere you look you will see Mirrorless cameras are being used for productions of all types. Each year they continue to make technical advances. This evening's presenters will talk about some of these new advances.  

Our lineup of presenters include -

Chris Ogonek. Nikon Canada Inc., Manager, Product & Training.
Title: Pushing the limits of full-frame mirrorless technology with the Nikon Z 8 and Z 9
Description: As mirrorless technology keeps improving, the expectations from cinematographers continues to grow. For small crews, a small and compact camera no longer means a lack of capability, with Nikon proving this with some of its latest releases, the Z 8 and Z 9. 
Flexibility is the key to the success of these full-frame bodies, being able to switch seamlessly from 8-bit 4K/24p all the way to 12-bit Raw video at 8K/60p.  Add to that the ability to use over 40 native Nikkor Z lenses, or hundreds of non-Nikon lenses thanks to the industries largest full-frame mount that is highly adaptable.
Nikon Canada’s Chris Ogonek will discuss how the Z 8 and Z 9 are integrating class leading technology along with cine specific features such as waveform monitoring, proxy files and more.

Billy Luong, FUJIFILM Canada Inc., Senior Technical Brand Manager, EID Photo Imaging.
Title: "Exploring Cinematic Excellence: The Power of Medium Format Cameras and Sensors in Modern Filmmaking"
Description: Step into the world of cinematic innovation with the use of medium format cameras and sensors in the world of filmmaking. Discover how modern medium format sensor (55mm Diagonal) is revolutionizing the way we capture and create stunning visual narratives.
We will delve into the vast potential of medium format sensors and the exciting possibilities they offer in modern cinema. From their ability to deliver exceptional image quality and depth of field offering a unique advantages of these sensors to propelling cinematography to new heights.
One of the most exciting aspects we'll explore is the adaptability of medium format cameras to a multitude of cinema lenses, including large format, full frame (35mm), anamorphic, and even Premista lenses by FUJINON. We'll delve into the creative opportunities that arise from this versatility, allowing filmmakers to craft a wide range of visual styles, from the ethereal beauty of anamorphic shots to the crisp precision of large format imagery.
Join us for a captivating journey through the medium format revolution in cinema. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the future of filmmaking through the lens of medium format cameras and sensors.

Shawn Carlson, Blackmagic Design, Product Specialist, DaVinci Resolve.
Title: "Evolving Filmmaking Workflows: Making High End Cinematography More Accessible"
Description: Film standards are constantly getting better, and professionals need products to adapt along with the industry to help them create better looking, more compelling content. With 4K becoming increasingly prevalent in the industry, and with even higher standards now stepping up to the plate, how can users keep up? The new Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K is a portable camera for high end, large format cinematography. With a full frame sensor and L-Mount, users get large format images and numerous creative options, helping users tell their stories in a whole new way. In addition, the new Blackmagic Camera app is giving today's filmmakers access to professional camera features to create feature film quality content using just an iPhone. In this presentation, Blackmagic Design will discuss the latest standards in the industry, how traditional filmmaking workflows are evolving and the products that will help to support filmmakers with their needs of today and a path to the future.

Daniel Gutierrez. Sony, Sony Photo Specialty Representative.
Title: Topic: Mirrorless Cameras  for Video Production.
Sony Cinema line as powerful creative tools designed to capture emotion in every frame and unleash the true power of visual storytelling.

During the two-day show SMPTE Toronto will be hosting a booth. The booth number is 2507. We would love for each of you to drop by and say hi. Tell us what topics you would like us to have a meeting on. We are always looking for topics that are of interest to you. If you register at the booth, you will be entered for a chance to win one of four free one-year SMPTE membership. This contest is available to all whether you are a new or already a member. You do have to register at the booth to qualify. There is more. SMPTE Home Office is adding a ProFusion 2023 Show Special by offering a 20% off membership pricing. We will have a promo code available.  

Show hours to be aware of -
    • November 8 – 11:00am to 7:00pm
    • November 8 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm - Section Meeting, Stage B
    • November 9 – 10:00am to 5:00pm

SMPTE Toronto’s booth number is 2507.
Registration is free.  You do need to register to gain access.  Registration link below

Registration Link


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