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12 November 2010
The SMPTE-Hong Kong Section will present a series of seminars/workshops on S3D television technology on Friday, 12 November 2010. The seminar, designed to provide the latest information on S3D technologies in television and related developments to members in the industry, will cover stereoscopic image capture, processing, storage, editing, color correction, mastering, distributing (physical media and broadcast transmission), exhibiting (including but not limited to S3D TV and cinema), and more.
Experts from China, Hong Kong, and overseas will share their experience. Participants include FIFA in South Africa, BskyB in the U.K, SkyperfecTV in Japan, DirecTV in the U.S., Expo 2010 Shanghai, and Guangzhou Asian Game 2010 in China etc.
Registration is free, however, pre-registration is required.
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About 1,200 people participated in SMPTE's annual technical conference, which took place last week in Hollywood, CA. Congratulations to Jerry Whitaker and the Program Committee for putting together a fine program of technical papers. Along with more than 80 presented papers and a sold-out exhibits floor, highlights included keynote addresses by Jim Baldwin, Microsoft, and Chris Carey, Paramount Pictures. Clyde Smith spoke at the private Fellows Luncheon. A special screening of the restored North by Northwest in 4k was a special treat, thanks to Christie and Warner Bros. The program was topped off by a celebration of technology at the annual Honors and Awards Ceremony. Thanks to all—volunteers, staff, and sponsors—for making it another great event.
During its annual general membership meeting held 27 October 2010 at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel, the SMPTE membership overwhelmingly voted to adopt the new Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation. More than 600 members submitted proxy votes and 91 members attended the meeting in person. The Tellers Committee confirmed the vote by auditing the results at its 1 November 2010 meeting. The next step in the process is to dissolve the SMPTE Constitution and begin the work of updating the operating procedures. If you are interested in participating in developing the Operations Manuals, let us know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Papers
New York, New York
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is seeking proposals for scientific, academic and highly technical papers for the 2011 SMPTE International Conference on Stereoscopic 3D for Entertainment. Proposed papers must be informational in nature and must address technical theory, research, clinical results, or emerging technologies specific to Stereoscopic 3D for Entertainment.
Technical Topics to be considered:
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9-10 April 2011:
21-22 June 2011:
24-27 October 2011:
Visit www.smpte.org/events for details.
9 December 2010 Stereoscopic 3D
(Please note - Calendar is subject to change.)
For additional information, follow this link: www.smpte.org/education/education_pdanow/.
Thanks to our SMPTE PDA Sponsor AJA Video Systems.
As of November 2010, SMPTE is pleased to provide customers with new online access to its Standards documents. Through a password-protected online service, users will have online access to all relevant documents plus the added benefit of access to new documents as soon as they are published.
Subscriptions will be available to Individuals and Institutions, Member or non-Member, with discounted rates for Individual and Sustaining SMPTE members (and the Individual Member rate is reduced from the CD subscription). Full details at www.smpte.org/standards/subscriptions/.
For new or renewing subscribers, the new products are now offered in the SMPTE Store http://store.smpte.org/category-s/58.htm. SMPTE will discontinue distribution of Standards and other documents on CD-ROM. All existing subscribers who would normally have received the October 2010 CD-ROM as part of their subscription will receive access to the online service until the anniversary date of their subscription. An individual notice will be sent to these subscribers within the next two weeks.
We are excited to be taking this next step in making SMPTE documents available to the industry in a simple and timely manner; please feel free to contact Peter Symes, SMPTE Director, Standards & Engineering, at email@example.com with any questions or suggestions.
(What happened to the "M"?)
Please be aware of the following changes to document numbering:
The following SMPTE Engineering Documents were published during October 2010. Links to the documents in the SMPTE Store are noted below.
SMPTE ST 202:2010, Motion-Pictures—Dubbing Stages (Mixing Rooms), Screen Rooms and Indoor Theaters—B-Chain Electroacoustic Response (Revision of ANSI/SMPTE 202M-1991)
Extract from Scope
The SMPTE Digital Leader and DPROVE are both derived from SMPTE RP 428-6:2009.
DPROVE is an acronym for Digital PROjection VErifier, a set of D-Cinema Packages (DCPs) primarily intended for use in theaters as a check of digital projector performance, alignment, and picture-sound synchronization.
The Digital Leader is intended primarily for use by post production facilities and allows the addition of leaders and/or footers to D-Cinema Distribution Master (DCDM) reels, prior to encoding and encryption, for use in quality check.
For full details see www.smpte.org/standards/test_materials/; both products are available in the SMPTE Store.
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New Sustaining Members
The November/December issue of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal is themed Imaging. This issue includes an array of papers on the topic: A Biological Framework for Perceptual Video Processing and Compression, Sean McCarthy; Perceptual Color Film Restoration, Alessandro Rizzi and Majed Chambah, On-Set Generation of Color- Corrected Dailies in Digital Cinema Production, Robert B. Currier and Yuri Neyman, Advancements in Film Scanning Technologies, Michael Senge, and Next Generation CMOS Imager for Broadcast Cameras, Peter G. Centen.
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SMPTE'S Board of Editors plays a fundamental role in choosing the papers that are published in the Motion Imaging Journal. The contributions of reviewers in providing evaluation of papers in their specific areas of expertise ensure that papers published are the highest caliber in technical content, value of information, and interest to our readers. If you are interested in becoming a part of this team, contact firstname.lastname@example.org at Headquarters or e-mail SMPTE Board of Editors Chair, Glen Pensinger at email@example.com.
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