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Bob Paulson, very distinguished engineer, passes
Phil Livingston, Technical Liason for Panasonic Broadcast and Television Systems, Passes
In Memory of Bob Turner, Influential Columnist and Consultant to the Post Production Industry
The (Painful) Way It Was: Editing Video the Old-Fashioned Way
A Behind-The-Scenes look at the Democratic National Convention
BF/VF Closes: Memories of Boston's Premiere Media Arts Center
SIGGRAPH/2003: Impressions of the Computer Graphics Extravaganza
A New Englander Abroad: The BBC Television Centre
Product Management: How to Build Consistently Successful Products
Product Management, Part II: Selling a Better Mousetrap
Digital Cinematography: HDTV is alive and well
Lighting for Inner Peace
The Webcasting Medium: How the technology is advancing
In memory of Jack Newcomb, former Associate Director at pioneering video production facility at MIT
Technical Innovations at NAB: New Englanders star at the show.
QuickTime 3.0 and the Avid/Microsoft Advanced Authoring Format
QuickTime 3.0 Allows Adobe To Move Into Pro Video Editing with Premiere 5.0
Demo Reels
A Eulogy to CMX, by Bob Turner
Switcher NT: Ramblings from IBC
A Producers' Lament
Keeping the Bank Happy and Credit Flowing
An Historic Parable, A Lesson for April 1
Meeting Follow-Up: Film Preservation News
Technical Report: New Developments in Nonlinear Video, a three-part series. Part 1: Putting High-Performance Nonlinear Systems on Personal Computers.
Part 2: Networking and Video Servers.
Part 3: System Design Issues
Editing Video with Adobe Premiere
The Coming of Video and its Influence on Home Movies
From Vintage Film to Betacam: Saving the Past for the Future
A Personal View of Curt Rawley's (Avid President) Dismissal, by Bob Turner.
4:2:2 Profile in MPEG-2 Compression Heirarchy
Technician's Corner: Questions people have asked me lately
Film/Video Museums Around the World
Recent Progress in Computer Graphics
Wicked Funny April Fool Article
Virtual Reality Movies
Fall Survey Results

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At the Thursday, June 16 meeting...
Exploring VIRTUAL REALITY with RBC engineer Alex Enman
Plus our Annual Barbecue & “Cook-in”

Virtual reality just may be the next big thing in specialty video. Come explore the technology with us and enjoy our first June “COOK-IN,” featuring a cookout menu indoors. Just think, an insect-free air conditioned feast! Cameras like the Go Pro 360HEROS Pro10HD 360º rig capture high-resolution, spherical footage for a variety of virtual reality applications. RBC Engineer, Alex Enman, will show you how it all works, with the touch of a button, all 10 cameras respond to one remote, triggering all cameras to record simultaneously. The rig is powered by internal batteries as well as additional external batteries to supply an overall unified power solution.

Alex will also discuss the stitching software for viewing the footage as a 360º image and what to expect in post production.

About the Presenter

Alex Enman has worked as an Engineer at Rule Boston Camera since 2013, in addition to working as a freelance Editor, Colorist, and Director since 2009. His work has shown on MTV, ESPN, and all around the web. At Rule, Alex specializes in Monitor Calibration, Digital Cinema, and 360 Video.

Special thanks to Rule Boston Camera for making this meeting possible.

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Doors open at 6:00
Presentation at 7::00pm

Rule Boston Camera
1284 Soldiers Field Road
(Parking: 395 Western Avenue at the rear of the building)
Allston, MA


Parking is available at the rear entrance at 395 Western Avenue.:

For more information, please contact Marty Feldman at ISG Boston or

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2015-2016 Season...
Section Calendar
Some dates are still tentative

SMPTE/New England meetings are usually held at 7:00pm (refreshments at 6:30) on the third Wednesday of every month from September through June. Locations vary to allow attendees to tour various sites of interest. You don't have to be a SMPTE member to attend and there is no admission charge. Students and the public are invited to attend. Join our e-mail meeting announcements list and we'll send you e-mail every month so you don't have to keep on checking the web site. You don't have to be a member to get these announcements.

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Updated: 7 June 2016
Bob Lamm, SMPTE/New England Newsletter/Web Page Editor

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