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SMPTE PDA Now Educational Webcast: Making sense of the World of Codecs


Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Making sense of the World of Codecs

Thursday, 31 March 2011
10:00 AM Pacific/1:00 PM Eastern/18:00 UTC
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The world of codecs can be a very confusing place. It is not a big surprise that one might find it challenging to understand them all. Codec options include  JPEG, MPEG and variants of MPEG, like H.26x, AVCHD and HDCAM SR. And let’s not forget VC-2 and VC-3! So, how do they compare? How are they different from JPEG and MPEG? This month’s SMPTE PDA Now speaker, Mr. Walt Husak, Dolby Laboratories’ Director Image Technologies will help make sense of the world of codecs by answering these and many other questions. Please don’t miss this exciting educational opportunity. Register today!

Guest Speaker:

Walt Husak, Director Image Technologies, Dolby



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Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

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For the past 100 years, the people of the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE, pronounced “simp-tee”) have sorted out the details of many significant advances in entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, the Society has earned an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. The Society has developed thousands of standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines, more than 800 of which are currently in force.

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