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Update on NASA Imagery with Rodney Grubbs

By Debra Kaufman

At the HPA Tech Retreat this year, NASA Imagery Experts Program Manager Rodney Grubbs gave a compelling presentation about how the space agency is using professional cameras to capture outer space images. For fans of space exploration or sci-fi, the chance to see these images is a thrill. But NASA isn’t simply showing off pretty pictures. It’s actively asking the film/TV community for its expertise to take even better pictures.

Industry Beat

American Society of Cinematographers Releases Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol

The Technology Committee of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is pleased to announce the publication of its “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol,” which defines a method for the visual evaluation of parameters that characterize next generation cinema projection and active screens.

What is Real? Join the Visual Effects Society on Saturday, October 29! 

Explore innovations in Visual Effects and Virtual Reality with the Visual Effects Society (VES). The annual VES Summit, devoted to shaping the future of the industry, will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Sofitel in Beverly Hills.

MPSE and CAS Serve as Event Partners for “Mix Presents Sound for Film”

Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) and Cinema Audio Society (CAS) are event sponsors for the third annual Mix Presents Sound for Film, an all-day exhibition and conference spotlighting technologies and techniques behind sound for picture from production to playback. 



Glendale Premieres Tech Week

Following in the footsteps of New York, LA, and other tech-forward cities, Glendale launched its own week-long technology forum this September.

Hollywood Professional Association Unveils HPA Awards Nominees

The Hollywood Professional Association® (HPA) today announced the nominees for its 2016 HPA Awards.

SoundGirls: Supporting and Mentoring Women in Professional Audio

SoundGirls, formed in 2013 by veteran live sound engineers Karrie Keyes and Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato, is a place for women working in professional audio to come for support and advice.

HPA Women in Post and SMPTE Present the Women in Technology Luncheon

The Women In Technology luncheon is set for Monday, 24 October during the SMPTE annual conference in Hollywood. 

HPA Tech Retreat Submissions Sought

In case you’ve missed it, Mark Schubin has issued his annual Call for Proposals for the HPA Tech Retreat. Submissions are sought for the 2017 HPA Tech Retreat, an incredible week of engagement and connection. Consider proposing a topic!

SMPTE Annual Conference! There's a LOT going on during the conference - don’t miss it!

See what the best and the brightest of tomorrow have submitted in the expanded SMPTE HPA Student Film Festival, Time Code Summit, and of course a full conference schedule and the Centennial Gala!

Member News

Cinedeck Announces Windows Support for CineXinsert While Streamlining Finishing Workflows with Additional Toolsets

Cinedeck, developer of versatile videoand playback tools, announced that the Windows version of their cineXtools kit for cineXinsert will be shipping the end of September.  

Converged Storage-Network Appliance with an Integrated Compute Platform for Media-Centric Applications

Synergy is designed to meet the high-performance storage, compute and network requirements of the Media & Entertainment market, while still being open to a wide range of content creation, media asset management and content distribution OEMs.  

Imagine Products Releases Next Generation of ShotPut Pro

Imagine Products Inc., creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding, and archiving video assets, has released ShotPut Pro 6, the next generation of its ShotPut Pro offloading application.

Xytech MediaPulse Propels SuperSport

SuperSport, a major provider of premium subscription television channels in Sub-Saharan Africa, has implemented Xytech’s facility management platform MediaPulse to manage its production logistics, crew and crew logistics.

HPA Events Calendar

17 November 2016

The 2016 HPA Awards – Skirball Center, Los Angeles, CA

20-24 February 2017

HPA Tech Retreat -  Indian Wells, CA

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