35: The Technology and Practice of Digital Cinema (D-cinema)
Monday, Full Day, 9 am - 5 pm
Location: See Below
equipment using the 1920 x 1080 image format now achieves
spatial resolution comparable to film. Efforts are nearly
complete to adapt HDTV cameras and recorders to the 24
frames per second of film. And electronic projection now
matches the brightness and spatial resolution of the cinema.
This course describes the technology of D-cinema acquisition
and display, and discusses the interface between D-cinema
and digital-image creation and editing.
Some experience creating or manipulating digital images.
Familiarity with film or video, and with color science
and color image coding, perhaps gained through attending
a color course at a previous SIGGRAPH conference.
D-cinema image coding, acquisition, real-time recording,
color issues, display technology, transfer of film to
D-cinema release, and D-cinema exhibition.
Far Field Associates, LLC
The Walt Disney Company
Industrial Light + Magic
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Digital Cinema Course will be held at the University of
Southern California, Digital Cinema Laboratory at the
Pacific Theatre, Hollywood Boulevard and Wilcox Avenue.
Buses will depart from the LACC (outside West Hall A)
to the Pacific Theatre starting at 7:45 am and returning
to LACC at 5:15 pm. The trip is about 30 minutes. A taxi
ride, if you'd rather not wait for the bus, will be about
$20 and should take about 20 minutes.
The course is intended as a full-day event. There will
be two short breaks and a lunch break. There will be a
small selection of food available for purchase at the
theatre, and there are several restaurants within a couple
blocks of the theatre.