SMPTE Forms Study Group on Cinema Sound

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Wed, 03/13/2013 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is establishing a group dedicated to cinema sound for the first time in over 30 years. The Technology Committee will be known as TC-25CSS and is one of a number of committees focused on digital cinema. The body has been established after a working group study identified wide differences in cinema sound. In the words of the new Chair it will “explore and standardize new sound measurement techniques with the goal of consistency in sound reproduction between the mixing stage and diverse cinema spaces.” In essence the committee will focus on updating standards for sound using new measurement techniques and standards to improve the quality and consistency of cinema sound for the consumer. SMPTE is the principal standards making and educational body for moving image in the cinema and associated industries (broadband cinema broadcast and IT).