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HPA Announces 2016 Awards Nominees

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 11:58 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association has announced the nominees for its 2016 HPA Awards. Considered the standard-bearer for excellence and innovation in an industry embracing an expanding array of groundbreaking technologies and creativity, the HPA Awards honor creative achievement and artistic excellence.

What ASC’s Cinema Display Evaluation Means

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 11:03 -- Michael Karagos...

The American Society of Cinematography’s Cinema Display Evaluation Plan & Test Protocol is a key step towards establishing goals for an enhanced cinema experience. It was developed by the ASC’s Next Generation Cinema Display technology subcommittee in response to the emergence of new cinema technologies, and the resulting need for guidance among exhibitors, distributors, and technology providers. As co-chairs of the NGCD committee, we would like to take this opportunity to provide some background and the anticipated direction for this work.

SMPTE Elevates 16 to Fellow Status

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 11:40 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has announced that this year — the Society's centennial year — it will elevate 16 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industry, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society. Here are the new SMPTE Fellows:

SMPTE 2016: Shaping the Future of Imaging

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:17 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has announced conference program details for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, being held October 25-27 in Hollywood, California. During SMPTE 2016, conference sessions will feature industry experts from around the world, who will present 73 papers exploring timely, compelling topics that are shaping the field of motion imaging.

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Reel Thing Explores Restoration, Preservation

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 12:00 -- Nick Dager

The 38th edition of The Reel Thing, a three-day symposium addressing audio/visual restoration and archiving, will explore the constantly evolving ecosystem of film and digital restoration and preservation. This year's program will examine legacy film restorations and showcase modern technologies being used to future-proof collections and keep them viable for future display and distribution formats. The event will take place August 18-20 at the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

SMPTE Celebrates a Century

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 11:28 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is celebrating its Centennial with celebrations worldwide. The celebrations include honoring SMPTE's Founders' Day and the 100th anniversary of its incorporation – July 24 and August 10, respectively. The festivities, which include cakes ornamented with the SMPTE logo and messages of well wishes, actually began in 2015 during the biennial SMPTE technical conference in Sydney and continue with global celebrations held by SMPTE Sections and partner organizations.

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