Digital Media Engineering for Educators

  • Ralph Kalatucka
  • Active Member
  • Society of Television Engineers
  • Thursday, June 09 2016
  • Room: 107


Digital Video requires specific handling of data depending on the end platform(s) on which it will be viewed, such as a theatrical, broadcast, video disc, streaming (etc.). If the creator wants to convey a message or tell a story, the video will probably consist of many segments that must assembled (edited) together. And digital audio recording & processing will also be needed, whether 2-channel stereo or 5.1 channel surround sound. Current HDTV is sometimes referred to as 2K digital video, while 4K video is being increasingly used in "Digital Cinema" as a replacement for traditional motion picture film. Storage & retrieval of these formats, their benefits and limitations, will be discussed. We will also look ahead to future developments that are already on the horizon.

Presenter Bio

Mr. Kalatucka is currently post-production supervisor on a feature being shot in Los Angeles, and is also technical advisor in the development of a new "special venue" theater experience. He spent 7 years with Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory as they developed the AVC-HD standard for high-definition Blu-ray discs. PHL has authored over 100 titles in multiple languages for the major Hollywood studios. Prior to that, he was Chief Engineer for Todd-AO Video Services for 11 years, where he was key in the finalizing of a single standard for DVD digital video. Several times each year, Ralph Kalatucka works on the video & audio crews at seminars for ECKANKAR, an international non-profit organization. He also taught several classes on Video Production and Editing at two trade schools in the Los Angeles area. Mr. Kalatucka is also a past-president for the Society of Television Engineers, which is a southern California group of industry professionals. Ralph has a Bachelor's degree from Temple University School of Communications

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