Mixing and Mingling at the SMPTE Oktoberfest Reception

Tuesday’s Oktoberfest reception gave attendees the opportunity to meet with exhibitors, and mix and mingle.

Complete with imported beer and German-themed nibbles, the Oktoberfest was surely a time to remember.  Many shared their opinions of the SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

“The highlight for me was the Framestore “School bus to Mars” presentation. I thought it was great having a creative come and present something as amazing as that totally immersive experience.”
Simon Gauntlett
“It’s a bit difficult to get to all the tracks at the same time, but I think it’s really great that SMPTE is getting a look at the important matter of device security.”
Trevor Hall
“I think this conference was great. All the people in the industry we need to talk with are here and we have the right topics—HDR, blockchain technology, IP—which will all help us make production more efficient.”
Larissa Goerner
“There was a session on IP security which we were really interested in, so I really like that the focus was right where the industry interest is. They did a great job in selecting the papers for the presentations.”
Kevin Snedden
“In the HDR session there was a young woman colorist who gave us a different perspective on what it takes to make HDR images easy to look at. She was a really great presenter.”
Ronald Williams

“I attended the SMPTE membership meeting this morning and found it really informative. I like the direction SMPTE is headed in and look forward to continuing our efforts with SMPTE in the future.”
Caroliene Mowry
“This is my first time at the SMPTE conference, and I am learning a lot interacting with the vendors and partners, so this is a great experience for me.”
Anup Arvid Mehta
“One of the most interesting things about the NASCAR presentation is it showed me the promise of using AI to populate metadata. There simply aren’t enough interns in the world to watch all the accumulated data we have gathered in our archives.”
Thomas Burns
“I’m from the UK, so we are used to a different pace, and I find it a bit rushed over here. I’d favor a bit more time between sessions so we could move back and forth. The program is a little too US-centric, but I can’t complain about the quality of the presentations at all.”
Colin Sladen
“The whole thing on AI was great. Last year there was just a Symposium on it, but this year the multi-day sessions were able to go into it in much more depth.”
Mike Strein
“My background is as a software engineer, and this conference is giving me a good overview of what is going on both in the technology and in the business. It’s keeping me up with what the current trends are.”
Hongyu Zhang
“I especially enjoyed the official meeting this morning, seeing that we are adapting to the future. I also liked the color science session this afternoon, and I cannot wait to see the light field camera products in theaters or museums or theme parks or whatever application they choose for that.”
Anne Brooker-Grogan
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