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.
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