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"What We've Done and What We Might Yet Do"

“What We’ve Done and What We Might Yet Do” The Inaugural Meeting of the New SMPTE Pittsburgh section Recorded September 3, 2014 As SMPTE approaches its 100th anniversary, it’s fun to look back at both our past and where we might be heading.  Paleolithic animation?  Flying cameras without the flying?  Watch and be amazed! Direct […]  More

Smaller Pixels, Faster Pixels, and Better Pixels [video]

For any given sensor size, higher resolution means smaller pixels, which means less sensitivity, less contrast, and less dynamic range. Presented at the Washington, DC SMPTE on May 21, 2014. Video (TRT 25:48) Smaller Pixels, Faster Pixels, and Better Pixels (1536×864, mp4, 31 MB) Embed (540×304):  More

NAB 2014: Don't Worry; Be Happy!

The 2nd Screen 4K IP 2014 NAB Show vs. the Real World. Mark Schubin’s NAB 2014 wrap-up. (Mark has visited every booth at every NAB show since 1973.) Presented at the Washington, DC SMPTE on May 21, 2014. Video (TRT 54:48) NAB 2014: Don’t Worry; Be Happy! (1536×864, mp4, 70 MB) Embed (540×304):  More

A Philosophical Look at NAB 2014 with Mark Schubin (video)

The 2014 NAB Show seemed to be a social-media, IP-connected, 4K event. What does that mean? Is broadcast dead? The serial-digital interface (SDI)? HDTV? The 2/3-inch camera format? Join Mark Schubin as he looks at what was shown on the exhibit floor and puts it into a larger context. No one at the NAB show […]  More

HPA 2014 – Is Nothing New? [video]

  Mark Schubin’s Is Nothing New? presentation from the HPA Tech Retreat, presented on February 21, 2014 (audio recorded later). Video (TRT 31:26) HPA 2014 – Is Nothing New (1276×720, mp4, 62 MB) Embed (540×304):  More

HPA 2014 – Resolution Frame-Rate and Dynamic Range [video]

  Mark Schubin’s Resolution Frame-Rate and Dynamic Range presentation from the HPA Tech Retreat, presented on February 20, 2014 (audio recorded later). (Extended Version: Bang for the Buck: Data Rate vs. Perception in UHD Production by Mark Schubin at http://youtu.be/UG6q2xVkKU4) Video (TRT 12:57) HPA Resolution Frame-Rate and Dynamic Range (1276×720, mp4, 17 MB) Embed (540×304):  More

HPA 2014 Technology Year in Review [video]

  Mark Schubin presents his 2014 Technology Year in Review from the HPA Tech Retreat, given on February 19, 2014 (audio recorded later). Video (TRT 14:41) HPA 2014 Technology Year in Review (1536×864, mp4, 22 MB) Embed (540×304):  More

Better HD in the Age of 4K (Intro Only)

  While 4K and Ultra HD continue to garner the majority of attention from manufacturers, the press, and many next-generation thinkers, the day-to-day needs of our business relies on one thing: producing better quality HD images. What are the best ways to create the best HD images possible? How do higher bit rates impact the […]  More