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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 Wednesday, September 18 meeting...
An evening with “ALEXA”
FREE ARRI ALEXA XT SEMINAR WITH GUENTER NOESNER

Join us for a close look at one of the most popular digital cinematography acquisition tools available today. ARRI’s Guenter Nosener will present an overview of the ALEXA XT. There will be an ALEXA XT on hand with the newly- introduced WCU-4 wireless lens control system.

The presentation will focus on the new capabilities of the ALEXA XT,

including:

  • 4:3 sensor configurations
  • Internal full spectrum IRND filtration
  • Internal uncompressed ARRIRAW recording up to 120fps
  • ARRIRAW workflow options with CODEX download options
  • New wireless lens & camera remote control WCU-4 with metadata implementation
  • New ground breaking MASTER ANAMORPHIC lenses
  • Plus NEWS FROM IBC

About Guenter Noesner:

Guenter Noesner, Technical Sales Representative at ARRI, works closely with camera rental houses and customers for camera, lens and PCA products. Fluent in both English and German, Guenter has over 18 years experience in production and broadcast. Since he relocated to New York in 2010 he has been a familiar face, performing demos, workshops and presentations across the country, focusing primarily on the ALEXA camera.

RSVP REQUESTED

Please RSVP at the following link: http://www.talamas.com/blog/september-2013-arri-alexa-xt-seminar

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Doors open at 6:30pm
Presentation at 7:00pm

TALAMAS
145 California Street
Newton, MA

www.talamas.com/blog/september-2013-arri-alexa-xt-seminar

Directions:

From Boston on Storrow Drive: Go west on Storrow Drive towards Newton. Go past WBZ-TV on the left, then past Staples on the left. The Charles River is on the right. Continue straight and follow the sign to West Newton. This is Nonantum Road. Continue for about 1.2 miles Go straight at the light, crossing Galen Street onto Watertown Street (Route 16 West). The road forks around the Watertown Gas & Service Station. Bear right onto California Street. A short distance ahead on the right is a small industrial park. You will see Philip Rand Wire and Wire Rope and a green sign with our name on it. Turn right into the industrial park. Our building is on the left and in the back.

From 93 (NH) via Storrow Drive: Take 93 south towards Boston, past Woburn, and over the Tobin Bridge; then take Storrow Drive west. Continue past Government Center on the left, then past Boston University, following the signs to Newton. Continue west on Storrow Drive towards Newton, past WBZ-TV on the left, then past Staples on the left. The Charles River is on the right. Continue straight and follow the sign to West Newton. This is Nonantum Road. Continue for about 1.2 miles. Go straight at the light, crossing Galen Street onto Watertown Street (Route 16 West). The road forks around the Watertown Gas & Service Station. Bear right onto California Street. A short distance ahead on the right is a small industrial park. You will see Philip Rand Wire and Wire Rope and a green sign with our name on it. Turn right into the industrial park. Our building is on the left and in the back.

From the West: Take the Mass Pike east to Exit 17 (Newton & Watertown). Bear left from the exit to turn left and cross over the pike, keeping the Tara Hotel on the left. Head to middle of Bridge. Follow the sign to Watertown, putting you on Galen Street for about ½ mile, passing Direct Tire on the right and Farina Bicycle on the left. Just before the bridge, turn left onto Watertown Street (Route 16 West).* The road forks around the Watertown Gas & Service Station. Bear right onto California Street. A short distance ahead on the right is a small industrial park. You will see Philip Rand Wire and Wire Rope and a green sign with our name on it. Turn right into the industrial park. Our building is on the left and in the back.

* 7 to 9 AM & 4 to 6 PM: No left turn on Watertown Street (Route 16) from Galen Street: Turn left on Aldrich Street before Watertown Street (Route 16 West). There is a building on the corner, the New Ginza restaurant. Go to the end of the street and turn left onto Watertown Street (Route 16 West). Go 500 yards and turn right onto Fifth Avenue. Go to the end of the street and turn left onto California Street. You will immediately see a green sign with our name on it. Turn right into the industrial park. Our building is on the left and in the back.

From the East: Take the Mass Pike west to Exit 17 (Newton & Watertown). Turn right onto Galen Street, following the signs to Watertown; continue for about ½ mile, passing Direct Tire on the right and Farina Bicycle on the left. Just before the bridge, turn left onto Watertown Street (Route 16 West).* The road forks around the Watertown Gas & Service Station. Bear right onto California Street. A short distance ahead on the right is a small industrial park. You will see Philip Rand Wire and Wire Rope and a green sign with our name on it. Our building is on the left and in the back.

*7 to 9 AM & 4 to 6 PM: No left turn on Watertown Street (Route 16) from Galen Street: Turn left on Aldrich Street before Watertown Street (Route 16 West). There is a building on the corner, the New Ginza restaurant. Go to the end of the street and turn left onto Watertown Street (Route 16 West). Go 500 yards and turn right onto Fifth Avenue. Go to the end of the street and turn left onto California Street. You will immediately see a green sign with our name on it. Turn right into the industrial park. Our building is on the left and in the back.

For more information, please contact Marty Feldman at The Camera Company or mfeldman@cameraco.com.

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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 September 2013
Bob Lamm, SMPTE/New England Newsletter/Web Page Editor
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