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Friday, September 23, 2005

SPMTE Digital Cinema forum in November

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is dedicating part of its 2005 Fall Technical Conference this November to digital cinema.

From the Web site:

- "SMPTE believes the 2005 Fall Technical Conference is an ideal time to report to the conference attendees on the present status of this exciting and now fast-paced industry movement." (They're certainly optimists.)

- "Because of the importance of this achievement [creation of the DCI spec] SMPTE has asked representatives from DCI to conduct a detailed tutorial explaining the core sections of their specification."

- In the afternoon, they'll be talking about the JPEG 2000 compression algorithm. And "[r]epresentatives from National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) will outline their present thinking on a rollout model for digital cinema." (That should be interesting.)