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  • 4K, HFR, HDR, and WCG: Which Has The Better Picture or Why Marketing Is Not Engineering [recorded webinar]
  • CE Week NY: AVS Interview with Mark Schubin [video]
  • Smaller Pixels, Faster Pixels, and Better Pixels (extended version) [video]

4K, HFR, HDR, and WCG: Which Has The Better Picture or Why Marketing Is Not Engineering [recorded webinar]

August 1st, 2014

What’s hype, what’s real, and what’s just not known yet? Join Mark Schubin in this recorded webinar as he looks at 4K (UHD), high frame rate, high dynamic range, and wide color gamut to see which really gives viewers the best picture, and what it will cost you in resources to provide. The best picture may not be what you think it is, but may be where your organization is heading.

Recorded Tue, Jul 29, 2014

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CE Week NY: AVS Interview with Mark Schubin [video]

July 2nd, 2014

Mark Schubin discusses 4K…and its problems.

Smaller Pixels, Faster Pixels, and Better Pixels (extended version) [video]

June 23rd, 2014

For any given sensor size, higher resolution means smaller pixels, which means less sensitivity, less contrast, and less dynamic range. Presented at SMPTE Toronto on June 12, 2014. Video (TRT 45:20) Smaller Pixels, Faster Pixels, and Better Pixels (extended version) (1280×720, mp4, 56 MB) Embed (540×304):

Smaller Pixels, Faster Pixels, and Better Pixels [video]

June 10th, 2014

For any given sensor size, higher resolution means smaller pixels, which means less sensitivity, less contrast, and less dynamic range. Presented at the Washington, DC SMPTE on May 21, 2014. Video (TRT 25:48) Smaller Pixels, Faster Pixels, and Better Pixels (1536×864, mp4, 31 MB) Embed (540×304):

25 Years of HDTV Broadcasting

June 4th, 2014

Today, according to calendars in the United States, is the 25th anniversary of China’s crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Yesterday, according to those same calendars, was the 25th anniversary of modern, regularly scheduled, HDTV broadcasting (in Japan). In the local time zones, where the HDTV broadcasting was received, it was actually the […]

NAB 2014: Don’t Worry; Be Happy!

May 27th, 2014

The 2nd Screen 4K IP 2014 NAB Show vs. the Real World. Mark Schubin’s NAB 2014 wrap-up. (Mark has visited every booth at every NAB show since 1973.) Presented at the Washington, DC SMPTE on May 21, 2014. Video (TRT 54:48) NAB 2014: Don’t Worry; Be Happy! (1536×864, mp4, 70 MB) Embed (540×304):

Live 4k Streaming (for opera, of course)

May 5th, 2014

  The first commercial digital sound recording was of an opera. The first live television subtitles were for opera. And, now, live 4k opera streamed over the Internet. At 7 pm Central European Time on Wednesday, May 7, the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera) will transmit Verdi’s opera Nabucco, with Placido Domingo in the title […]

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He Went the Distance

April 28th, 2014

There is no formula for being great, and there is no formula for the Lechner Distance. Bernie Lechner was the former and came up with the latter. He died on April 11. He was an engineer’s engineer. Engineers need to figure out problems, so Bernie was a listener. Engineers need to know what was tried before […]

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“…Not in Our Stars…”

April 17th, 2014

  A number of noteworthy events took place the week of April 6. Following the publication of former-President Jimmy Carter’s book A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power, current-President Barack Obama issued an executive order and a presidential memorandum to try to reduce inequality of pay between men and women. The annual equipment exhibition […]

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HPA 2014 – Is Nothing New? [video]

March 19th, 2014

  Mark Schubin’s Is Nothing New? presentation from the HPA Tech Retreat, presented on February 21, 2014 (audio recorded later). Video (TRT 31:26) HPA 2014 – Is Nothing New (1276×720, mp4, 62 MB) Embed (540×304):

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HPA 2014 – Resolution Frame-Rate and Dynamic Range [video]

March 12th, 2014

  Mark Schubin’s Resolution Frame-Rate and Dynamic Range presentation from the HPA Tech Retreat, presented on February 20, 2014 (audio recorded later). (Extended Version: Bang for the Buck: Data Rate vs. Perception in UHD Production by Mark Schubin at http://youtu.be/UG6q2xVkKU4) Video (TRT 12:57) HPA Resolution Frame-Rate and Dynamic Range (1276×720, mp4, 17 MB) Embed (540×304):

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