SMPTE-NY January 2019 Meeting

January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019

5:30 pm To 8:00 pm

11 Times Square 6th Floor, New York, NY 10036


    Event Description


    SMPTE New York January Meeting Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 Microsoft Training Center 11 Times Square 6th floor Corner of 8th Ave and 41st Street – visitor entrance is on 8th Ave NY, NY 10036 Refreshments at 5:30 pm, Program starts at 6:15 pm Access – Times Square Subway, Port Authority Bus Station HDR Workflows: Beyond the Technical Silos – a debate on integration, relative importance and relationships between HDR lenses, cameras, infrastructure and screen   Speakers: Larry Thorpe, Sr. Fellow, Prof Eng & Solutions, Canon USA John Humphrey, Vice President, Business Development Hitachi Kokusai Electric America John Mailhot, CTO, Networking and Infrastructure, Imagine Communications Mark Schubin, Engineer, Archivist, Evangelist – defies description   Moderator:    Josh Gordon   Josh Gordon will lead a panel of titans of the broadcast industry through the various aspects of HDR implementation: production, workflow and of course the eventual viewing. Besides the prepared questions, this will of course include invited questions from the TV audience.   Larry’s Bio: Larry is one of the most distinguished members of our industry. He is a Senior Fellow, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon USA Inc. In 2015 he was awarded 2014 Engineering Emmy Charles F. Jenkins Award for lifetime achievement by Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Also in 2015 he received Honorary Membership in the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE®) – the highest award our society offers. He started his career after graduation from the College of Technology in Dublin Ireland in 1961 with a EE degree, He spent time with the BBC, then RCA’s broadcast division where he earned a number of patents, then through Sony and on to Canon, collecting a host of awards along the way.   John Humphrey’s Bio: John Humphrey is Vice President, Business Development at Hitachi Kokusai Electric America. He has spent his entire life in broadcasting. His career began in audio and video engineering, operations, sales and systems integration. John has worked in Radio and TV as Chief Engineer and built and operated multiple mobile trucks as EIC. During the last three decades in video equipment sales and system integration, he has developed a deep knowledge of the business and technology. John is a life-certified SBE CPBE and a former SMPTE Section Manager.   John Mailhot’s Bio: John Mailhot has worked in the field of digital high-definition (HD) television systems since its North American inception in 1990.  He began as part of the AT&T-Zenith team, responsible for system architecture and integration of the digital spectrum compatible high-definition television (DSC-HDTV) system prototype, and then served as technical lead for the Grand Alliance encoder at Lucent Technologies. He subsequently held engineering manager and general manager roles at Lucent Digital Video, Aastra Digital Video, and Harris Broadcast. A SMPTE fellow and document editor of the SMPTE ST 2110 standard, John holds dual bachelor’s degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).   Mark Schubin’s Bio: Multiple-Emmy-award-winning SMPTE Life Fellow Mark Schubin was awarded the Society’s 2017 Presidential Proclamation for his five decades of work in television technology.  Although he didn’t realize that was what it should be called, Schubin built his first HDR-to-SDR converter in 1975.  He tries to make pictures look good on all displays, from cinema screens to hand-held phones.   Josh Gordon Bio: Josh Gordon is a marketing consultant with deep roots to the Media and Entertainment industry. During his 20 years with Broadcast Engineering magazine he developed a unique strategic understanding of this market. What gives his campaigns extra impact is his keen sense of discovery, where he uses research, analysis, and creative thinking to discover fresh strategies that advance awareness and gain marketadvantage. Gordon is the author of four books on sales and marketing strategy and is an internationally recognized expert on the subject. He has been interviewed on CNN, CNBC, National Public Radio (on PRI’s “Marketplace”), The Fortune Business Report, Wall Street Journal TV, and WCBS Radio. His books have been translated for publication in Germany, China, Korea, and Taiwan.



    About the Organizers

    We are the New York Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry.  Our more than 500 members live or work in northern New Jersey, southern New York and all of Connecticut. SMPTE members are spread throughout 64 countries worldwide. Over 200 Sustaining (institutional) Members belong to SMPTE, allowing networking and contacts to occur on a larger scale. Touching on every discipline, our members include engineers, technical directors, cameramen, editors, technicians, manufacturers, designers, educators, consultants and field users in networking, compression, encryption and more. SMPTE was founded in 1916 to advance theory and development in the motion imaging field. Today, SMPTE publishes internationally-recognized Standards, Recommended Practices, and Engineering Guidelines, along with the highly regarded SMPTE Journal and its peer-reviewed technical papers. SMPTE holds conferences and local Section meetings to bring people and ideas together, allowing for useful interaction and information exchange. SMPTE strives toward its goal through: Membership: Promoting networking and interaction Standards: Developing industry standards Education: Enhancing education through seminars, exhibitions, and conferences

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