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Toronto Section Meeting: Results of the 2011 SCCE (Single Chip Camera Evaluation)

Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Webcast
Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 18:30 to 21:30
Location: 
Deluxe Post Production
424 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, ON
Canada
Event Details: 

Topic:                    Results of the 2011 SCCE
                             (Single Chip Camera Evaluation)
                                       

Presenter:              Robert Primes ASC
Date:                     Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
Time:                     Meeting: 7:30PM, Food: 6:30PM

Location:               Deluxe Post Production
                            424 Adelaide Street East, Toronto     
Arranged By:        Stosh Durbacz, Reid Robertson, & Sylvia Fantin
Sponsors:            ARRI, CANON, FUJINON, PANASONIC & SONY

MEMBERS ONLY - Please Register at www.eventbrite.com/event/2514131836

The Single Chip Camera Evaluation of 2011 started as a whim and ended as a monster project involving a staggering 772 people.  It was originally conceived as a project to draw interest to the website of camera accessory maker Zacuto, who asked Robert Primes ASC to administer a comprehensive test of single chip cameras in Hollywood.  Primes insisted on complete autonomy, and that the evaluation be freely available to the public. 

Under the banner "Image Quality Geeks", Primes gathered elite Hollywood geeks including cinematographers Stephen Lighthill ASC, Nancy Schreiber ASC and Matt Siegel. 35mm film is pitted against the 11 most interesting single chip digital cine cameras available.  The cameras are compared for sharpness, low light sensitivity, exposure latitude, color, compression, skin tones and motion artifacts.  Both objective charts and subjective images are shown, and clear explanations render the 25 minute piece accessible to geeks, non-geeks and uber-geeks alike.  Viewers are encouraged to draw their own conclusions based on direct comparisons of images shot in carefully controlled conditions.

Robert Primes will discuss the parameters of the testing, & we will then screen the results. There will be a group discussion, and then a second screening as required to clarify.

The SMPTE Board of Managers will meet in the Deluxe Boardroom, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Light Holiday Buffet at 6:30 p.m. (no break during the presentation)

Seating for this meeting by registration only at www.eventbrite.com/event/2514131836