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SMPTE Conference to explore 70mm d-cinema camera

October 9, 2012
SMPTE Conference to explore 70mm d-cinema camera
HOLLYWOOD — The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) will be holding its 2012 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition later this month in Hollywood. The event is set to take place from October 23 to 25 and will have a focus on digital cinematography and post production. Highlights will include the development of a 70mm camera and optics, research and development in color-management and camera metadata capture, and technology for easier post-production collaboration.

A special pre-conference symposium will take place on October 22, looking at “High Frame Rates for Digital Cinema.” Registration and program information are available on the SMPTE Website (www.smpte2012.org).

The annual SMPTE conference allows technical and high-level business pros to hear from and engage with academic, engineering, executive, and standards thought leaders across the broadcast, cinema, and IT industries. Presentations will be made by representatives from the BBC, Belden, Cisco, Dolby Laboratories, Ericsson, FUJIFILM, Harmonic, Harris, HBO, IBM, Microsoft, NHK, NVIDIA, Motorola Mobility, Qualcomm, Snell, Skywalker Sound, Sony Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Technicolor, and Verizon. Also participating will be researchers from around the world, as well as representatives from the European Broadcasting Union and the US Federal Communications Commission.

Production and post production professional can find out more about new high-performance optics for 70mm digital cinematography and the development of 70mm, 25-megapixel digital cinematography camera with an integrated flash recorder. There will also be separate discussions about efforts to expand the color palette and gamut available to creative professionals; and the creation of a virtual system to capture the increasingly large and complex arrays of metadata by principal cameras.

In addition, attendees will get an early look into experiments using a low-latency, high-quality approach to image transmissions designed to help directors, producers, editors, and other post professionals collaborate without having to be in the same room.