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At our Wednesday, February 20 Meeting..:
WHY 4K LENSES ARE IMPORTANT EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT DOING 4K
With Mark Shubin

Multiple Emmy-award-winning SMPTE Life Fellow Mark Schubin won the SMPTE 2017 Presidential Proclamation for his five decades of work in television technology. He worked on an HDR-to-SDR converter in 1975 and tries diligently to make Metropolitan Opera live productions look their best on everything from huge cinema screens to miniscule hand-held devices.

Some people don't think 4K video offers enough visual impact over HD to be worth the trouble, but Mark Schubin argues that even those people should be considering "4K" lenses because their "frequency response" at HD is better than that of HD lenses. He also provides some possibly shocking information about the role of lens coatings.

Mark Schubin is a distinguished scholar on many aspects of imaging technology and capture. Mark will tempt us with some neat information which reveals that early television research began in Boston in 1877. And in that same year, primitive Television Research began in New York, England, France, Italy, and Poland. Mark will share the HOW and WHY that all occurred. What sparked Television Research on both sides of the Atlantic in that year of 1877? Mark Schubin thinks he knows the answers and also the reason history books don't mention it!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Refreshments at 6:00 PM
Presentation starts at 7:00 PM

WGBH-TV
1 Guest St.
Boston, MA 02135
617-300-2000

Free and open to all. Students especially welcome!

Directions: WGBH is located in Boston's Brighton neighborhood, close to Allston, Cambridge, and Watertown, Massachusetts.

From the East Via Mass Pike (I-90): Take Exit 20 (Brighton/Cambridge). After toll booth, follow sign to Allston/Brighton. Continue on exit ramp to cross over Mass Pike onto Cambridge St. Go through four traffic lights. At fifth light, with Twin Donuts in front of you, bear right onto North Beacon St. Go through three traffic lights. At fourth light, turn right onto Market St. At next light, turn right onto Guest St. Via I-93, Route 1, or Storrow Drive. Follow Storrow Drive west to Mass Pike/Central Square exit. On exit ramp, stay in left lane. Turn left onto Cambridge St. After traffic lights at ramp and Doubletree Hotel, cross over Mass Pike, continuing on Cambridge St. Go through four traffic lights. At fifth light, with Twin Donuts in front of you, bear right onto North Beacon St. Go through three traffic lights. At fourth light, turn right onto Market St. At next light, turn right onto Guest St.

From the West Via Mass Pike (I-90): Take Exit 18 (Brighton/Cambridge), bearing left after toll booth and following signs to Allston/Brighton. Cross over Mass Pike onto Cambridge St. Go through four traffic lights. At fifth light, with Twin Donuts in front of you, bear right onto North Beacon St. Go through three traffic lights. At fourth light, turn right onto Market St. At next light, turn right onto Guest St.

Via Arsenal Street: Pass Arsenal Mall. Get into right lane and continue up Arsenal St. through two traffic lights, following signs to Brighton Center. At third light, turn right and immediately get into left lane. Pass through two lights on Market Street. At third light, turn left onto Guest St.

Via Charlesbank/Soldiers Field Rd: After MDC pool on right, road splits; bear right onto Leo Birmingham Hwy., follow sign for North Beacon St./Brighton Center. Go through one traffic light and one flashing light. At next light, turn right onto Market St., passing over Mass Pike. Turn left onto Guest St. at next light.

Via Public Transportation: WGBH's Guest Street studios are easily accessed by two MBTA bus lines. Number 64 runs from Faneuil St. Oak Square in Brighton to University Park or Kendall/MIT via Central Square (Red Line). Number 86 runs from Sullivan Square Station to Cleveland Circle (Reservoir/Chestnut Hill Ave.) via Harvard Square, providing access to the Red and Green Lines. For MBTA bus schedules: mbta.com.

The Boston Landing Commuter Rail Station offers another option. Located adjacent to Boston Landing on Guest St (spanning to the Everett St bridge), the service runs along the Framingham-Worcester line.

Where to Park at WGBH-TV FREE parking !: WGBH is pleased to offer free parking for visitors and evening events. Questions? Please call 617-300-2000.

Directions: Guest Street garage - Coming down Guest Street from Market Street, entry is on the right after the visitors lot entrance. Look for the blue 'P' marking the garage entrance.

Visitors lot - Located behind One Guest Street. Coming down Guest Street from Market Street, entry is the first driveway on the right. When this lot is full, please use the Guest Street garage.

Coming to an event at WGBH? Take advantage of WGBHs free parking "for evening events" in our Guest Street garage. Park in any space. Upon entering the garage, proceed to the gate and take a ticket. Bring your ticket with you for validation at the security desk of either One Guest or 10 Guest Street. Make sure to have the security guard validate your ticket close to your departure time, as ticket validation is active for only 15 minutes.

Short-term visit? Park in the WGBH visitors lot. Limited parking is available.

Don't risk towing or ticketing! Please do not park in the Stockyard Restaurant lot off Market Street for WGBH visits, in the lot of the Super Stop & Shop complex at the end of Guest Street, or on neighboring streets where parking is intended for residents. The lot under 10 Guest Street is not for visitor use.

Handicap parking Handicap dropoff for WGBH is located in the driveway entrance to the WGBH visitors lot. Coming down Guest Street from Market Street, this is the first driveway on the right. Designated handicap spaces are available in the WGBH visitors lot behind One Guest Street. When this lot is full, please use the designated handicap spaces in the Guest Street garage.

Bicycles: WGBH is recognized by the City of Boston as a Bike Friendly Business. We encourage biking (for our employees and for our visitors) for a greener community--in keeping with our LEED-certified green studios. We offer covered parking for visitors on bicycles within our Guest Street garage.

For additional information, please contact Marty Feldman, Chair, at mfeldman@isgboston.com, or Paul Beck, Secretary/Treasurer, at Paulbeck46@aol.com.

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Updated: 26 January, 2018
Bob Lamm, SMPTE/New England Web Page Editor
robert.e.lamm@gmail.com