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Matthew Goldman, Head of TV Compression Technology, has been formally elected on to the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers’ (SMPTE) Board of Governors as Financial Vice President. We’re delighted that Matthew has been recognized in this way by the society’s membership. It’s a tremendous achievement; the officers on the SMPTE Board of Governors consist of a who’s who of motion imaging, including thought leaders from the likes of CBS, Dolby, Fox, Disney and Warner Bros.
The announcement comes in the build-up to the association’s annual conference, which takes place in Hollywood, California next week (October 23-25). Matthew has served as a SMPTE board governor for the Eastern Region over the last 12 months and will assume his new position on January 12013.
The society will be led this year by its first female president, Wendy Aylsworth, Senior Vice President of Technology at Warner Bros. The board’s key objective is to support our industry’s diverse, worldwide engineering workforce by helping it to keep pace with the rapid proliferation of technologies in the digital media ecosystem. We are delighted that one of our most senior Ericsson compression spokespeople will be taking such a highly influential position on the SMPTE board.
Matthew has been actively involved in the development of DTV systems since 1992, so it’s apt that 20 years on he will be at the forefront of SMPTE’s worldwide leadership in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, communications and technology industries.
He has an extensive background in developing compression systems standards, products and solutions and he was a prominent participant in the Moving Picture Experts Group where he helped create the MPEG-2 System standard. More recently, Matthew’s work has revolved around educating global service providers about how to prepare for and support their region’s digitization switch-over, as well as well as participating in several standards such as SCTE, SMPTE and ATSC.
Matthew will be chairing three sessions at this month’s SMPTE conference on October 23, which will focus on how the industry can develop image processing and create new commercial opportunities within the television industry. The sessions will include subjects such as real-time workflows; algorithms and compression; and how the human visual system affects our perception of video imagery.
Our Ericsson colleague, Lukasz Litwic, Development Engineer, TV Compression Algorithms R&D will be speaking at the event on ‘HEVC- Enabling Commercial Opportunities Through Next-Generation Compression Technology.’ Lukasz will examine HEVC simulation results from the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC) test model and compare them against an industry AVC encoder.
Further details on Lukasz’s session at the 2012 SMPTE Conference can be found below:
‘HEVC- Enabling Commercial Opportunities Through Next Generation Compression Technology’ (October 23, 14.15pm-14.45pm, Room Salon 2)