Joe Kane speaks at numerous trade and consumer events. Here’s the latest:
25 November SMPTE Hollywood Section meeting
Make a reservation and get your ticket at Eventbrite.
Caution – Ultra High Definition Ahead
The Impact of UHD on Content Distribution
The consumer version of UHD, as it is currently defined, is different from the 4K (4096) and or 8K (8192) theatrical program production formats used to create and process content for the cinema. There are issues in converting these formats to the UHD numbers of 3840 or 7680. Further, resolution alone might not sell UHD to consumers, opening up all sorts of possibilities of what might be added to make it a successful consumer distribution format. You may have heard about MORE (high dynamic range), BETTER (wider color gamut) and FASTER (high frame rate) pixels as further enhancements in UHD.
So how do you plan for what may come?
With the help of several facilities in Hollywood we’ll explore what you might want to know about being ready for this UHD future. We’ll look at several finished features that should be ready for the ultimate UHD system and discuss how they were mastered with UHD in mind.
LINWOOD DUNN THEATER – 1313 N. VINE – HOLLYWOOD
Reception at 6:30pm, Program begins at 7:30pm
Free parking behind the Pickford Center. Enter on Homewood Street, north of the building.
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
San Francisco Section Meeting
Where: Sony Electronics 1730 N. First Street. San Jose, CA 95112.
Thursday September 25th, 2014
Reception 6:30 PM
Meeting 7:30 PM
Topic: What is UHD today and what might become of it?
The format was born in the consumer world where so called UHD sets were available to customers prior to program content being produced and made available. UHD as it is currently defined is different from the 4K and or 8K production formats. There could be issues going between the two in the initial stages of providing content. We’ll look at how some of the production issues have initially been solved and where the format in production and distribution could be going. UHD offers us the opportunity to break our tradition of basing video parameters on the CRT display. Done right it could completely replace HD and usher in significant changes to the rules of creating video.
Mr. Kane specializes in the science of electronic imaging, accurately reproducing video on electronic display devices. He has produced several ground-breaking programs on the subject, including A Video Standard, two versions of Video Essentials and multiple versions of Digital VideoEssentials. He’s currently working and lecturing in UHD TV program production, digital compression of video for high quality distribution, and UHD TV displays.
Refreshments will be provided.
Register at: http://smptesfseptember.eventbrite.com
IFA 2014 Session II: Panel Discussion – 4K: and then what?
Chaired by Paul Gray, director of European TV Research, DisplaySearch
Date: 8 September 2014
Time: 12.30 – 5.30 p.m.
Contact: Laura Castellano
Tel: +1 408 418 1904
Infocomm 2014 6/17/2014 Joe Kane is presenting at the Display Summit, first thing in the morning the second day of the meeting.
Display Summit 6/14-6/19/2014 Las Vegas for Display Summit Pushing Color, Dynamic Range and Frame Rates Moderator: Chris Chinnock Joe Kane is presenting his recommendations for “The Ultimate UHD TV System.” on Tuesday June 17, 8:00-9:30am
CE Week 22 to 26 June, New York, I’m on stage on 24 June. More Than Just Pixels: Extended dynamic range, higher frame rate, expanded color gamut – what they really mean to the viewing experience Session Sponsor Samsung From the CE Week website: “The first specification that defines Ultra HD is “more resolution” (more pixels). But, there are additional features that many feel are more significant in driving adoption of this technology. Industry experts will describe a number of these capabilities and the developments that are underway to bring them into the living room.” Moderator: Geoffrey Tully, Conference Chair, Technology Consultant, Geoffrey Tully, Inc., member of SMPTE, HPA and MESA Speakers: Joe Kane, CEO, Joe Kane Productions Pete Lude, CTO, Mission Rock Digital Mark Schubin, SMPTE Fellow; Chief Information Server at Schubin Cafe Brian Markwalter, SVP Research and Standards, Consumer Electronics Association See more at: http://www.ceweekny.com/conference/your-next-tv/#sthash.LCvGBKAZ.dpuf
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