Thorpe To Be Honored by ATAS

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Thorpe To Be Honored by ATAS

thorpeLaurence J. Thorpe is this year’s recipient of the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors a living individual whose on-going contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering.

Larry Thorpe is a renowned industry expert in the field of video acquisition and is generally considered to be one of the leaders of HDTV development.

He has held the position of the head of HDTV market development at Sony Electronics as well as Senior Fellow at Canon U.S.A.

A Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), he has published numerous papers on camera technology and the topic of HDTV while serving as an advisor to the Advanced Television Systems Committee, the Federal Communications Commission and SMPTE. A graduate of the College of Technology in Dublin, he began his career with the BBC in London.

For complete details on the 66th Primetime Emmy® Engineering Awards click here.

Laurence J. Thorpe is this year’s recipient of the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors a living individual whose on-going contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering

Larry Thorpe is a renowned industry expert in the field of video acquisition and is generally considered to be one of the leaders of HDTV development.

He has held the position of the head of HDTV market development at Sony Electronics as well as Senior Fellow at Canon U.S.A.

A Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), he has published numerous papers on camera technology and the topic of HDTV while serving as an advisor to the Advanced Television Systems Committee, the Federal Communications Commission and SMPTE.  A graduate of the College of Technology in Dublin, he began his career with the BBC in London.

 

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Newswatch

Newswatch

ABC Edit RoomIf news has become “popular,” then it ought to stay that way… No one’s journalism “stripes” will diminish by writing a less convoluted script; by combining pictures well with narration; by using new electronic technology to explain complex issues and to reinforce spoken words. When all that happens, television news — broadcast journalism — is at it’s very best. - Av Westin in “Newswatch

I recently rediscovered Av’s book on a shelf in my den. I know Av was not suggesting dumbing-down the the news; he just wished to make the complicated issues of the day (late 1970′s – early 1980′s) a bit easier to understand (in one minute and twenty seconds.)

Miley Cyrus and Day Care?

Miley Cyrus and Day Care?

I know that we all have to do more with less people and that we sometimes need to resort to algorithms to publish “related content” on our websites. But what algorithm relates day care and playgrounds to twerking and high school dances? (Click on picture for a full-size version of the Newsday iPad article. Note the “More on Newsday” content.)

And no, I did not make this up…

Laporte Tests Samsung S3 Screen…

Laporte Tests Samsung S3 Screen…

laporte breaks glassIn demonstrating whether or not the Samsung Galaxy S3 glass is as durable as the iPhone 6 sapphire crystal, tech wonk Leo Laporte delivers a “don’t try this at home moment” as he sends glass shards everywhere and draws his own blood.

Not quite as momentous as Dave Garroway having his hand bit by a chimp on the Today show, but still a great example of what not to do when you are “live” – whether it’s network TV or a webcast. (Safety goggles required.)

Yogurt Was Right

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Yogurt Was Right

0455974_1281_mc_tx150Books don’t just compete against books. Books compete against Candy Crush, Twitter, Facebook, streaming movies, newspapers you can read for free. It’s a new worldsays Russell Grandinetti, Amazon’s senior vice president for Kindle in the New York Times.

So Yogurt was right, it’s all just merchandise – mark it up, mark it down and push it on through to the consumer to randomly consume in their spare time.

My Kind of Ice Cream

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My Kind of Ice Cream

color_bar_ice_cream_150Color Bar ice cream – why not? Although mint chip is still my favorite.

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly where food stylist Susan Otaviano and photographer Lucas Zarebinski made some dreams come true.