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35: The Technology and Practice of Digital Cinema (D-cinema)
Monday, Full Day, 9 am - 5 pm
Location: See Below

HDTV 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.

Charles Poynton

Chuck Harrison
Far Field Associates, LLC

Isaac Kerlow
The Walt Disney Company

Fred Meyers
Industrial Light + Magic

Charles Poynton

Arjun Ramamurthy
Warner Bros.

Bill Werner
Texas Instruments Incorporated

The 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.