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SID-MAC, SMPTE-NY and IEEE-BTS Presentation

Evaluation Grade Monitoring for Cinema and Television

February 24, 2011 (Thursday)


No more CRTs! What to use for a reference display? Join us for a technical discussion on the future of evaluation-grade monitoring in the post-production environment for digital cinema and television.

The Speakers:

  • David Bancroft, Bancroft Technical Consulting, IEEE BTS Distinguished Lecturer and Chairman of SMPTE’s Fixed-Pixel-Matrix Display Working Group
  • Pete Putman, ROAM Consulting, Display Consultant, Educator and Columnist
  • Gary Mandle, Senior Product Manager, Sony Electronics Inc.
  • Steve Mahrer, Senior Technologist, Production and Media Services, Panasonic television
  • Dave Schnuelle, Senior Director, Image Technology at Dolby Laboratories 



Davis Auditorium at Columbia University Schapiro/CEPSR Building

530 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027


, February 24, 2011

5:30 PM Dinner
6:15 PM Meeting
6:30 PM Presentation
9:00 PM Conclusion

The meeting space is large but limited.
We expect a large response. This event is being co-presented by the SMPTE-NY chapter, IEEE-BTS Section, and Mark Forman Productions Corp.

More Information about the location:

The Schapiro-CEPSR building is on 120th Street.  Access to the building is possible from 120th street or the central campus entrance on 116th street after the 120th street gate is locked (this usually occurs between 6 and 7PM).  A map is available at:





Driving is possible -- we will try to arrange small number of parking passes in the SW Mudd Parking Garage on 120th Street. The emails to the Secretary requesting a pass must be received before Feb 13.

Please indicate in your email if you need a parking pass, and also let us know your license plate number, make/model, and color of your vehicle.  We will contact you to confirm.

After 4:30PM metered parking is also available on 120th Street (be sure to bring a few quarters, the meters run until 10PM and allow 0.5h per quarter).  Columbia is on the #1 subway line which connects directly to NJ Transit and the LIRR at Penn Station, and the Metro North through the #7 or S subway via Times Square.