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HPA Tech Retreat 2016 – Call for Proposals

  Call for Proposals for Presentations at the 2016 HPA Tech Retreat Welcome back from Labor Day! It’s time to get back into the grind and to consider the Hollywood Professional Alliance’s upcoming technology event. The 2016 HPA Tech Retreat will take place February 15-19 at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Indian Wells, CA (Palm […]  More

The Parabolic Mic Was First Used for Opera

When Thomas Edison filed his first patent caveat for motion pictures in 1888, the only purpose he mentioned for them was opera. When SMPTE-founder Charles Francis Jenkins explained in 1925 why TV sets needed both picture displays and loudspeakers, it was “so that an entire opera in both action and music may be received” (Vision by Radio, p. […]  More

The Schubin Talks: Next-Generation-Imaging, Higher Frame Rate by Mark Schubin

  Do more frames really mean better quality? Does increasing frames change the nature of the video we perceive? These are the questions answered by Mark Schubin in this presentation on higher frame rate. Other videos in the series include: Introduction to Next-Generation-Imaging (www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgf3hDqUB04) Higher Dynamic Range (www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYTdVrv2N1Y) Higher Spatial Resolution (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0BmVbfNQT4) The Schubin Talks: […]  More

The Schubin Talks: Introduction to Next-Generation-Imaging by Mark Schubin

  This series of video presentations by Mark Schubin is designed to help broadcast and media professionals better understand three key concepts that are changing the way content is created and delivered. This introduction looks at the technical enhancements that can make video look better. It includes a brief overview of the three topics to […]  More

2015 HPA Tech Retreat – Call for Submissions

Labor Day is over, so it’s that time of year again: time to think about proposing presentations for the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat, February 9-13 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells (Palm Springs, California area). Many say it’s the most-important event of the year. For those of you not familiar with the retreat, HPA is […]  More

25 Years of HDTV Broadcasting

Today, according to calendars in the United States, is the 25th anniversary of China’s crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Yesterday, according to those same calendars, was the 25th anniversary of modern, regularly scheduled, HDTV broadcasting (in Japan). In the local time zones, where the HDTV broadcasting was received, it was actually the […]  More

Artistic and Educational "Street" View

Are you in or around Washington, D.C.?  Will you be there anytime soon? If it’s before June 2, get yourself to the West Building of the National Galley of Art for a peek at James Nares’s Street. It’s on the ground floor, on the west side, right next to the Kaufman furniture galleries. Nares used a […]  More

The Newton and Leibniz of Imaging

Some say Isaac Newton first invented the calculus. Others say it was Gottfried Leibniz. Imagine what it would be like if you could take a seminar on the calculus from both of them! Well, you can’t. They’re both dead. But Charles Poynton and John Watkinson are still alive. They’re very different people with very different […]  More

Request for Proposals for 2014 HPA Tech Retreat

Labor Day is over, so it’s that time of year again: time to think about proposing presentations for the 2014 HPA Tech Retreat, February 17-21 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells (Palm Springs, California area). Many say it’s the most-important event of the year. For those of you not familiar with the retreat, HPA is […]  More