22 - 25 OCTOBER

Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles

SMPTE 2018 Event Channel

Everything you need to know for the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

Westcott Flex Cine System

Westcott Unveils New Flex Cine Lighting System October 29th 2018 - 11:00 AM

Westcott has released the Flex Cine System, redesigned flexible LED mats backed by a lifetime limited warranty, a smart Wireless DMX Dimmer, V-mount power and a complete range of lightweight LED modifiers.

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ELEMENTS Media Library - new version displayed at SMPTE.

​Elements Demos All-NVMe Media Storage at SMPTE LA October 25th 2018 - 07:00 AM

ELEMENTS will be introducing its Non-Volatile Memory Express storage solution to the US market at the upcoming SMPTE conference. The unit provides up to 80TB of storage capacity and says it handle 8K DPX workflows with more than 20GB/sec, providing both 100Gb Ethernet and 32Gb Fibre Channel connectivity.

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Pierre Routhier, of Digital Troublemaker, challenges our widespread devotion to HDR.

Using Analysis to Predict the Potential of HDR October 24th 2018 - 12:30 PM

HDR has dazzled us for some time. But there are instances where SDR may actually tell the story better.

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Left to right: Kuniaki Takahashi (translator). Masao Eriguchi,  Mauricio Aracena,  Jay Turcot,  Marcus Kuehne.

Entertainment Enablement - Part II October 23rd 2018 - 12:30 PM

The Entertainment Enablement session at SMPTE 2018 presented a wide spectrum of technologies that could enhance time spent in the driverless cars of the future.

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Gitzo Introduces Smallest Carbon Fiber Tripod October 22nd 2018 - 01:00 PM

Gitzo has introduced the Mini Traveler tripod, calling it the world’s smallest carbon fiber tripod.

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IO Industries provides a wide range of compact video cameras for 360-degree capture and recorders to handle the RAW format data.

IO Industries’ Small Cameras Bring Volumetric Capture to Life October 22nd 2018 - 12:05 PM

Volumetric capture studios are at the forefront of producing the most life-like immersive content by fully recording the motion and 3D shape of an object or human. The compact video cameras from IO Industries provide a fully shutter-synchronized capture and then stream RAW video into IO Industries’ multi-channel recorder forming a complete capture solution.

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MRMC robotic arm in action at the World Cup Russia

The Rise Of The Robotic Camera October 19th 2018 - 09:00 AM

The rise of the PTZ camera, discussed in a previous post, fits into the wider trends for remote operation, robotic cameras, and automated content production. We spoke with Mark Roberts Motion Control (Nikon-owned since 2016), one of the pioneers in robotic cameras to gain insight into the drivers for this, new applications and future developments.

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Demosaic in the camera or in post? That

Why RAW? What’s the Deal? October 18th 2018 - 04:00 PM

The announcement by Blackmagic of their new RAW camera file format reminds us that there is choice to record RAW versus regular video with digital cinematography cameras. What is RAW, what are the pros and cons, and why should cinematographers capture RAW files rather than conventional video? At a first pass, a RAW image file consists of the data from the image sensor with some basic processing, but cannot be viewed as a regular red, green and blue (RGB) video file.

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George Starbird’s Model 180 Studio Boom Reimagined October 18th 2018 - 11:00 AM

A studio microphone stand that has earned a place alongside the most revered vintage microphones, consoles and outboard gear of the analog era has been reinvented for use today.

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