AI and Broadcasting: The Best Use Case

If you’ve read my writing before, you know I love to pick a topic and rant. Been doing it since my Television Broadcast magazine editing days. So here we go. But first, a little introduction… If you attended IBC 2019, or read about the latest developments at the show, you probably ran across a few […]  More

Schubin Cafe: The Latest in Lens Technology & The Lens That Started It All

Some people don’t think 4K video offers enough visual impact over HD to be worth the trouble, but SMPTE Life Fellow Mark Schubin argues that even those people should be considering “4K” lenses because their “frequency response” at HD is better than that of HD lenses. He also provides some possibly shocking information about the […]  More

Jim St. Lawrence 1944-2018

Movie director Errol Morris is justly praised for the use of the “Interrotron,” a system allowing even untrained subjects to speak directly into a video camera’s lens as though conversing with another person. Before Morris’s first movie, however, Jim St. Lawrence came up with the same technique for use on one of his series on TVOntario; he […]  More

SMPTE Technology Webcast: Mark Schubin’s “Six Centuries of Opera and Media Technology in New York”

Electronic home entertainment was invented in New York City for opera; so were headphones. The first compatible-color television program seen at home was opera in New York; so was the first bootleg recording. New York’s media technologies for opera date back to the 16th century and in the 21st century include dynamic video warping with […]  More