An Eclectic View of IBC 2014

On exhibit floors that had products ranging from 8K cameras to automatic captioning, why were many visitors excited about Skype? At a conference where the title of one presentation began “Minimising nonlinear Raman crosstalk,” why did one press report comment on cinema-auditorium lighting and the gross receipts of one episode of one TV show? Between […]  More

So, Tell Me More About More

“So, Tell Me More About More” Presented at the SMPTE-HPA Symposium El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA Recorded October 20, 2014. Get schooled in the technical considerations necessary to wrap our heads around resolution, contrast, color, frame rate, screen brightness, and immersive sound. A nuts and bolts, step-by-step explanation that will serve as the foundation to […]  More

"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

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

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

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

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