SMPTE Announces Presentations for Fall 2012 Conference

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Fri, 09/14/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers has detailed a full range of paper presentations at the SMPTE 2012 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition that will focus on digital cinematography and post-production including those highlighting 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. As the premier event for motion-imaging industry the annual SMPTE conference enables technical and high-level business professionals to hear from and engage with academic engineering executive and standards thought leaders across the broadcast cinema and IT industries. SMPTE 2012 announced scheduled presentations 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 leading vision-science researchers from around the world – as well as representatives from the European Broadcasting Union and the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. SMPTE 2012 will highlight a number of key advances across digital cinema and post production including separate papers on new high-performance optics for 70mm digital cinematography and the development of 70mm 25-megapixel digital cinematography camera with an integrated flash recorder; new 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. Conference attendees will also hear a paper presentation that provides an early look into experiments using a low-latency high-quality approach to image transmissions designed to help directors producers editors and other post-production professionals collaborate without having to be in the same room. SMPTE 2012 will take place October 23-25 in Hollywood. A special pre-conference symposium – High Frame Rates for Digital Cinema – will take place on October 22. Registration and program information are available at