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SMPTE Announces Second International Conference on Stereoscopic 3D for Media Entertainment

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May 31, 2011

SMPTE Announces Second International Conference on Stereoscopic 3D for Media Entertainment

By Rahul Arora
TMCnet Contributor


The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry, recently announced its second annual International Conference on Stereoscopic 3D for Media Entertainment which will allow world-leading academic and corporate researchers to showcase the most advanced research to date for creating, distributing, and viewing 3D content. The two-day event, which is co-located with DV Expo East, will take place June 21-22 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.

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

The SMPTE conference will allow engineers, scientists, and researchers to engage in healthy discussions on various aspects such work on human factors, viewing of 3D materials, stereoscopic image acquisition and production advancements, stereoscopic image metrology and processing, and advancements in stereoscopic displays, including those related to live, holographic TV.

The SMPTE conference will also feature a special presentation from Gordon Castle, director of Entertainment Media & Communications at PwC on 3D adoption trends and market opportunities.

SMPTE develops standards, recommended practices and guidelines, and spearheads educational activities to advance engineering and moving imagery. The society is comprised of engineers and other technical specialists, IT, new media professionals, filmmakers, manufacturers, educators, and consultants in more than 65 countries. 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. The Society also received a prestigious technical Emmy® Award in January of 2009 for its work in the development of the MXF and GXF file formats.

Rahul Arora is a TMCnet contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

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