Pittsburgh, SMPTE, & Before by Mark Schubin


This is SMPTE’s centennial year. Did you know the society might not exist if not for Pittsburgh? The same might also be said for the whole motion-image industry! Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pittsburgh, Westinghouse, PPG, and even Heinz played roles.
Join multiple Emmy-award-winning SMPTE Life Fellow Mark Schubin as he provides a Pittsburgh-oriented illustrated talk about the origins of SMPTE, standards, movies, and television. Image scanning in 1843? Opto-electronic conversion in 1839? An item about a Pittsburgh-based television proposal in American Manufacturer and Iron World in 1880? Watch and be amazed!
Recorded November 2, 2016 at the Fairmont-Pittsburgh Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA.

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Tags: Biograph, Cameraphone, Edwin S. Porter, film history, Francis Jenkins, Heinz, NIckelodeon, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh history, PPG, Richard A. Rowland, Sam Warner, SMPTE, SMPTE Centennial, standards, Stratovision, television history, Vladimir Zworykin, Westinghouse,