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SMPTE launches free technology webcast series

The complementary webcasts aim to refresh the understanding of fundamental technical principles in professional content creation. The first webcast will be available on February 7.

SMPTE has announced the launch of its new ‘Essential Technology Concepts Webcast Series’, designed to cover the foundational concepts, technologies, and workflows associated with the creation of professional media content. Available from 7 February onwards, the first webcast, titled ‘Human Perception Fundamentals: Color, Contrast, and Motion’, will feature guest speaker David Long, director of the RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity (MAGIC) and MAGIC Spell Studios.

Speaking about the new series, Joel Welch, SMPTE Director of Education said: “The SMPTE webcast series is a great educational opportunity for both early and mid-career professionals who want to develop their technical knowledge base. Whether attendees are filling gaps in their early education, rounding out existing knowledge and skills they gained organically, or complementing technical training associated with specific job responsibilities, they will find these new webcasts a great way to refresh or broaden their understanding of critical technologies and techniques.”

SMPTE’s series will cover topics such as human perception, imaging physics, the fundamentals of colour science, sound systems, and more. Hosted in a convenient, interactive setting available to attendees across the globe, the full series of webcasts will provide opportunities to learn about M&E technology fundamentals and to discuss critical topics and questions with subject matter experts.

The webcasts are offered to SMPTE members and non-members as a complimentary service to support the advancement of the Media and Entertainment industry and its members.