Webcasts: Special Technology

One of the primary goals of SMPTE Education is to advance the media and entertainment (M&E) industry and future-proof organizations while supporting the careers of individuals by developing a variety of education services that help address the highest priority learning and development needs of the industry. The society also seeks to partner with and support other organizations that recognize the importance of education and professional development.

SID Webcasts are presented by the Society of Information Display and are FREE and open to all!

How Opera Helped Create the Motion Image Media

Original Airdate: 
31 Oct 2019

The first compatible-color TV show seen at home was an opera. The earliest sync-sound movie is of opera music. Thomas Edison's earliest patent filing for movies lists opera as their only purpose. The earliest publication about television describes today's live opera transmissions to theaters worldwide. The composer of the opera "The Barber of Seville" transmitted an image by wire in 1860. The earliest photographic motion-picture patent was issued in 1852 to the person in charge of electrical effects at the Paris Opera. And the earliest projected moving images might have been seen at an opera in Hamburg in 1726! Why? Why has opera played such a strong role in the development of motion-image media, from 18th-century cranked magic-lantern slides to 21st-century digital image warping with depth-plane selection and ultra-high-definition streaming with user-controlled view selection? Join multiple-Emmy-award-winning SMPTE Life Fellow Mark Schubin, engineer-in-charge of The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD for this free National Opera Week event.

UHD Services and Security: Progress and Potential

Original Airdate: 
11 Sep 2019

Now that the dust is beginning to settle around UHD standards and workflows, the stage is set for a significant increase in content availability and consumer services. But premium UHD services were always linked to significant advances in video security, including the broader use of watermarking. Where does this commercial picture now stand? Where do operators feel we are actually are in the deployment cycle? What are the standards that operators can rely on to avoid the commercial prospects of UHD being undermined by the threat of piracy?

2019 Display Trends and Hot Display Apps

Original Airdate: 
09 Apr 2019

According to analyst firm, ResearchAndMarkets, the global display market was valued at $115.6 billion in 2017, and is projected to reach $206.29 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 7.4% from 2018 to 2025. This webcast will focus on exciting 2019 display trends and hot display apps. Some of the trends covered will include AR, VR, mixed reality, bendable, foldable, rollable displays. And you’ll learn about cool apps for e-paper, e-tablets, smart surfaces, TV, smartphones, digital signage and wearables.

Women in Technology: Current Status and Future

Original Airdate: 
27 Feb 2019

In the last few years, many trade shows, industrial and scientific events worldwide have incorporated a WiT session. In this webcast we'll focus on addressing some key issues, and we will also briefly introduce our SID Display Week 2019 panelists and the theme of the panel.