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SMPTE 3D Conference June 21-22 in NYC Features Leading Researchers, Technical Sessions

Experts from University of California – Berkeley, MIT Media Lab, Stanford University join those from Discovery Communications, Dolby, Panasonic, PwC, RealD, Warner Bros, among many others

White Plains, NY – The communications, media, and entertainment industry’s most authoritative source of next-generation 3D science, the second annual International Conference on Stereoscopic 3D for Media Entertainment will feature world-leading academic and corporate researchers who will unveil the most advanced research to date for creating, distributing, and viewing 3D content. The SMPTE Conference takes place 21-22 June at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.

During the two-day event, engineers, scientists, and researchers will discuss the latest work on human factors and the viewing of 3D materials; stereoscopic image acquisition and production advancements; stereoscopic image metrology and processing, including an open-source camera platform being developed at Stanford University ; and advancements in stereoscopic displays, including those related to live, holographic TV.

Underscoring the potential for 3D to fuel opportunities across multiple market segments, the SMPTE conference also will feature a special presentation from Gordon Castle, Director, Entertainment Media & Communications at PwC on 3D adoption trends and market opportunities.

Complete program information is available at www.smpte.org/events/2nd_Annual_3D_Conference/.

“The recent commercial successes in 3D cinema and live broadcasts have driven substantial R&D investments and are spurring tremendous interest in 3D across multiple markets,” said Pete Lude, SMPTE president.

“This year’s conference will highlight many of the remarkable advances that will fundamentally change the way 3D programming is created, distributed, and viewed.”

This year’s SMPTE Conference is co-located with DV Expo East (www.dvexpoeast.com), which will feature technology exhibits, keynotes, educational session, networking events, and more. By registering for the SMPTE conference, attendees get a free, all-access pass to DV Expo East.

About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

The Oscar® Award-winning and Emmy® Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry. As an internationally recognized and accredited standards-setting body, SMPTE develops standards, recommended practices and guidelines, and spearheads educational activities to advance engineering and moving imagery. Since its founding in 1916, the Society has established close to 600 standards, including the physical dimensions of 35mm film and the SMPTE-time code. More recently, it crafted the Digital Cinema Standards, which paved the way for digital movie theaters.

Underscoring SMPTE’s leadership in technology and standards development, the Society received a prestigious technical Emmy® Award in January of 2009 for its work in the development of the MXF and GXF file formats. Headquartered in New York, SMPTE is comprised of engineers and other technical specialists, IT, and new media professionals, filmmakers, manufacturers, educators, and consultants in more than 65 countries. They are joined at SMPTE by more than 200 sponsoring corporations, principal players in content creation, production, and delivery for all platforms and in entertainment hardware and software. www.smpte.org

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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