Magazine article American Cinematographer

Industry Activities

Magazine article American Cinematographer

Industry Activities

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The 122nd Technical Conference and Equipment Exhibit of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is set for the New York Hilton hotel in New York, Nov. 9-14,1980. The Conference promises to rank among SMPTE's best. The equipment exhibit will be one of SMPTE's largest. It has been sold out since early July.

The Conference will feature, in addition to the equipment exhibit, a full five day technical program of sessions dealing with the subjects of current concern to the motion-picture and television industries. The Conference will also have a schedule of social events, a full program of activities for spouses, and a coffee club. The SMPTE Conference will be the focal point of the motion-picture and TV industries. More than 9,000 film and television engineers, executives and production people are expected to attend.

According to Program Chairman Richard Marcus, Rombex Productions, Inc., the subjects that will be covered on the SMPTE technical sessions and their schedule of presentation during Conference week are: Monday, Nov. 10, mornIng: Conference Opening; afternoon: The History of British Television; Tuesday, Nov. 11, morning: Motion Picture Film Production; Television Signal Generation and Processing; afternoon: Motion Picture New Film and Equipment; Computer Graphics; Wednesday, Nov. 12, morning: Television Production and Post Production; afternoon: Motion Picture Laboratory Technology; Problems of Maintenance; Thursday, Nov. 13, morning: Lighting and Sound for Television and Motion Pictures; afternoon: Videotape Recording; Friday, Nov. 14, morning: Digital Television.

The SMPTE Equipment Exhibit will feature a wide variety of professional television and motion picture equipment. Almost every imaginable type of film and video equipment will be on display from film and video cameras, editing equipment for film and tape, laboratory equipment, equipment for lighting, sound, and projection, lenses, VTRs and TBCs, microwave equipment for ENG, telecine projectors, tripods, to mention only a few of the many types of film and video equipment that will be shown.

With more than 300 booths and over 140 exhibitors, this will be the largest equipment show where a substantiar amount of both film and television equipment will be shown together under one roof. …

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