HDR Cinema in 2018
2018-June: So many things to get right in HDR Cinema, and so little motivation. HDR Cinema is more likely to feel like digital audio in the '90's. Presented at the 2018 QLED and Advanced Display Summit in Hollywood.
Next Generation Cinema: On the Way to HDR
2017-April: The introduction of HDR Cinema will have its share of roadbumps along the way. This presentation goes into the many issues, including rollout. Presented at the Beijing International Film Festival Technology Forum.
2017-April: A recap of the Virtual Print Fee (VPF) equipment subsidy that financed the transition to digital cinema. Originally given to an accountancy engaged in audits, this version of the presentation is designed to explain the VPF's role in the digital transition, and what comes next.
Considerations For In-Home Movie Rental
2016-June: Proposals such as Screening Room have been floated for in-home rental of movies during the theatrical window. These slides discuss the evaluation and construction of an in-home movie rental model. To maintain control of the additive potential, the service should be operated by the window's stakeholders.
DCI Must Do More on HDR
2019-January in Digital Cinema Report: DCI's latest proposed HDR/direct view LED specifications are a big improvement over the original. But if HDR is to be the format of the future, DCI has further to go. At some point, the industry will decide if DCI is its future or its past.
DCI Has Lost Its Way
2018-September in Digital Cinema Report: Texas Instruments proposed and shaped its DLP technology to enable the digital distribution of motion pictures. DCI was formed to embrace the technology and drive it into the marketplace. Now DCI is taking a different path: blocking the research and development of Samsung that would enable the introduction of HDR to cinema, with Sony as a voting member.
What ASC’s Cinema Display Evaluation Means
2016-September in Digital Cinema Report: ASC Next Generation Cinema Display subcommittee co-chairs Michael Karagosian and Eric Rodli explain the background behind the release of the ASC's Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol, available at the ASC's website.
What's Wrong With the DCP?
2015-March in Digital Cinema Report: There are two kinds of DCPs in the world: Good DCP and Bad DCP. The name we give Good DCP is SMPTE DCP. The name we give Bad DCP is Interop DCP. It's time to give Bad DCP the respect it deserves, and formalize it.
Update on Digital Cinema Support for Those with Disabilities
2013-April: A summary of the technology behind closed captions and accessibility audio in digital cinema.
SMPTE Report: High Frame Rates Study Group
2012-September: Published in the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal 2012 Progress Report, September 2012.
Choice in 3-D Digital Cinema
2007-October: An overview of the three different add-on technologies for 3-D exhibition.
Media Salles Cinema Update 2016
Michael Karagosian presents why technology equivalency will be the new norm for cinema and home, and why this may, or may not, be a big deal. Created for Media Salles DigiTraining Plus, in Taormina, Sicily, June 2016.
The Future of Cinema
Learn from the experts as they discuss the Future of Cinema at the SMPTE/NAB Technology Summit on Cinema, held in April 2014. Organized and moderated by Michael Karagosian.
Internet Theft of Hollywood Content
Richard Atkinson, Michael Karagosian, Patrick Gregston and Pamela Allison team up to discuss the negative economic impact of internet theft on Hollywood's business model. Held at the Entertainment Content Protection Summit, Woodbury University, in November 2010.
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