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Dolby Mulls Broadcast-Training Plans for Atmos/AC-4

By Dan Daley, Audio Editor, Sports Video Group With the proliferation of the Atmos object-based audio system across cinema and other markets, Dolby has been discussing establishing training protocols for the format. Although there are no formal plans yet, Jeffrey Riedmiller, VP, Sound Group in the CTO Office, says a curriculum has been taking shape […]  More

AES Technical Committee Group Formed to Explore Audio for New Realities

New York, NY, March 2, 2017 — The Audio Engineering Society’s Technical Council (AESTC) has formed a new group to advance the science and application of Audio for New Realities. The group will serve the needs of the audio community working in Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality environments. “New realities” covers a whole gamut of […]  More

Here’s how TV repeats can help patients with dementia reports that for almost a year, the BBC has successfully run a service with the core aim to help people suffering from dementia – and it’s now launching enhancements to the service. BBC RemArc – the BBC Reminiscence Archive – is expertly designed to trigger long term memories in people with the degenerative condition […]  More

What the H? Did Pittsburg Give Us Our First Letter? By Mark Schubin

In 1957, a plaque commemorating “Hollywood’s Golden Jubilee” was dedicated by the mayor of Los Angeles, but everything about it was wrong.  Was Hollywood actually born in Pennsylvania?  Sixty years after the ceremony Mark Schubin tries to uncover the truth. And, no, Pittsburg, the one in Pennsylvania, is not spelled incorrectly above or here.  Find […]  More

Television & Opera: A 140-Year Collaboration by Mark Schubin

Recorded on November 4, 2016 as a National Opera Week event at All Mobile Video Chelsea Studios, 221 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001. Did you think television was introduced at the New York World’s Fair in 1939? The BBC telecast the opera Carmen in 1934, and the first television program with an original […]  More

I've Looked at "Lynn" from Two Sides Now

I was shocked and dismayed to read in The New York Times that in its opening weekend Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk “took in a breathtakingly low $930,000 at 1,176 theaters.” Maybe it was the competition (which included Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). Maybe it was the timing, between a bruising election and the Thanksgiving holiday in […]  More

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 […]  More

HDR: The Bottom Line by Mark Schubin

This is a modified version of the original presentation given at the 2016 HPA Tech Retreat on February 18, 2016. High Dynamic Range (HDR) imagery offers the most bang for the bit in viewing tests.  Equipment is available, and issues are being worked out.  What happens in theaters and homes, however, is a different matter. […]  More

The Technology Year in Review by Mark Schubin

This is a modified version of the original presentation given at the 2016 HPA Tech Retreat on February 17, 2016. What were some of the hot technologies of 2015?  Could they have been books, film, and television?  And might the greatest advance in television be something first written up in 1877? Correction: The Polaroid Snap […]  More