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2008-10-31 18:00:25

The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) honored SMPTE Fellow Birney Dayton, NVISION'S founder, chairman of the board, and chief technology officer, with its prestigious SMPTE Progress Medal at a gala celebration last night in Hollywood, CA. Dayton joins the ranks of previous SMPTE Progress Medal recipients Walt Disney (1940, motion picture photography and sound recording of feature and short cartoon films), Vladimir K. Zworykin (1950, developer of television), and Ray...

2008-10-29 00:00:13

SMPTE 2008: Annual Tech Conference & Expo (http://www.smpte2008.org) bowed today with the cinema launch of IOSONO, a fully immersive theatrical sound system for all feature films, especially those exhibited in stereoscopic 3-D. This cinema first followed a keynote address, "The Future of Digital Media," delivered by IOSONO's founder, Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg, and an in-depth session, "Rebel Alliance - Geeks Lead Hollywood into a New Era," featuring Emmy Award-winning show runners...

2008-10-16 09:00:22

Entertainment technology companies from North America, Europe and Asia will introduce new products and demonstrate recent solutions on SMPTE 2008: Annual Tech Conference & Expo's sold-out show floor (http://smpte2008.org). Product launches include high-definition (HD) video servers and distribution solutions, 3-D Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) compression technologies, picture quality control solutions, professional displays, and film production and restoration tools. Produced...

2008-10-15 09:00:21

The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (http://smpte.org), the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry, will honor 15 entertainment technology innovators from leading corporations and universities at a gala ceremony at SMPTE 2008: Annual Tech Conference & Expo (http://smpte2008.org). Five gold medal awards will be bestowed, including the prestigious Progress Medal, which will be given to Birney D. Dayton, chairman and chief technical officer of...

2008-10-07 09:00:33

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (http://smpte.org), the leading international technical society for the motion imaging industry, is forming a technology committee to standardize mastering and packaging formats for content distributed over broadband networks. Such a broadband standard could fuel fresh business models by enabling consumers to purchase entertainment from any online destination and play it back on any device. The committee's launch highlights SMPTE's...

2008-09-23 09:00:40

Pioneering show runners Jesse Alexander ("Heroes,""Lost"), Tim Kring ("Heroes,""Crossing Jordan"), Javier Grillo-Marxuach ("The Middleman,""Medium") and Naren Shankar ("CSI,""UC: Undercover") will partake in an in-depth panel discussion about transmedia--branding and storytelling across multiple media channels--at SMPTE 2008: Annual Tech Conference & Expo (http://smpte2008.org). They are the first of several top creative talents to be named to the trend-defining session, which will be...

2008-09-09 06:00:24

Professor Doctor Karlheinz Brandenburg, often referred to as the father of MP3, will deliver the keynote address at SMPTE 2008: Annual Tech Conference & Expo (http://smpte2008.org). The director of the distinguished Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology (Fraunhofer IDMT), Dr. Brandenburg will present his vision for the future of digital media, including immersive entertainment, 3-D audio and video, and interactivity. Produced by the Society of Motion Picture and...

2008-08-04 09:00:38

New and emerging entertainment technologies of practical use to content creation, management, distribution and display professionals will be the focus of SMPTE 2008: Annual Tech Conference & Expo (http://smpte2008.org). Early bird registration is now open for the international event, it was announced today by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry and producers of the show. The three-day conference and...

2008-07-21 08:44:57

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is establishing a task force to define the parameters of a stereoscopic 3-D mastering standard for content viewed in the home. Called 3-D Home Display Formats Task Force, the project promises to propel the 3-D home entertainment industry forward by setting the stage for a standard that will enable 3-D feature films and other programming to be played on all fixed devices in the home, no matter the delivery channel. The inaugural...


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