The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, SMPTE, today announced the members it will honor at its annual 2015 awards ceremony, Oct. 29, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles during the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition.
SMPTE will bestow Honorary Membership, a recognition given to individuals who have “performed eminent service” in advancing TV or motion picture engineering on Larry Thorpe, senior fellow at Canon, who played a key figure in the development and rollout of HDTV; Irwin Young, an innovator who advanced post-production technology at DuArt Film Laboratories; and Oscar Byram “O.B.” Hanson, posthumously, who designed the first generation of TV studios, control rooms and mobile television units.
Among the many members to be honored are:
- James Lindner, who among other things conducted research into the JPEG-2000 format as a preservation codec, with the Archival Technology Medal Award.
- Birney Dayton, for his work in signal processing and routing as well as fiber optic transmission, with the David Sarnoff Medal Award.
- Stan Moote, for development of the first reliable video/audio scrambling system for analog video in the 1980s, with the Digital Processing Medal Award.
A full list of the SMPTE members to be honored is available on the society’s website.