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Bang for the Buck: Data Rate vs. Perception in UHD Production

  Going beyond today’s television could involve higher resolution, higher frame rate, higher dynamic range, wider color gamut, stereoscopic 3D, and immersive sound. Do all provide the same sensation of improvement? Could some preclude the use of others? Which delivers the biggest “bang for the buck,” and how do we know? Presented during Content & […]  More

The Fandom of the Opera

  The Fandom of the Opera: How the Audience for a Four-Century-Old Art Form Helped Create the Modern Media World A National Opera Week event at the National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY on October 29, 2013. Do you think television was introduced in 1939?  There was an opera broadcast on TV in […]  More

Historical Overview of Technical Solutions in Performing Arts (video)

Historical Overview of Technical Solutions in Performing Arts Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the International Workshop on High Quality Dynamic Cross-Continental Networked Artistic Interaction Businesspark Struer, Struer, Denmark presented by The International World Opera Association: http://www.theworldopera.org/ Video (TRT 28:46) Historical Overview of Technical Solutions in Performing Arts (1276×720, mp4, 49.6 MB) Embed (540×304):  More

Watching Remote Baseball Games Live Before Television (really!), SMPTE Philadelphia at Newtown, May 14, 2013

Watching Remote Baseball Games Live Before Television (really!) See the history of sportscasting with “Watching Remote Baseball Games Live Before Television (really!),” from 1884 through 1939 and its impact on present day sportscasting. SMPTE Philadelphia at Newtown, May 14, 2013 Video (TRT 25:56) Watching_Remote_Baseball (1280×720, mp4, 40 MB) Embed (540×304):  More

The Fandom of the Opera (Long Version)

The Fandom of the Opera: How the Audience for a Four-Century-Old Art Form Helped Create the Modern Media World (TRT: 1:48:35) Mark Schubin, the engineer who helped design the “Live from Lincoln Center” broadcasts, shares his insights on how opera, over the course of four centuries, essentially created all modern media, including newscasts and sportscasts. […]  More