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The Hollywood Post Alliance Presents the 19th Annual Tech Retreat


The Hollywood Post Alliance will present its 19th annual Tech Retreat, Feb. 18-22 in the Palm Springs, Calif. area.
For nearly twenty years, the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Tech Retreat has drawn the top creative and technical experts involved in the creation and management of content to a conference where compelling ideas and new products are explored in lively conference sessions, networking events and demonstrations.

The Tech Retreat is an informal gathering in the Palm Springs area where industry leaders that are engaged in all aspects of digital cinema, postproduction, film, television and video meet to exchange ideas. The gathering helps to define and clarify the development of technologies driving the industry.

This year’s event will return on Feb. 18-22 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells in Indian Wells, Calif.

The HPA Tech Retreat helps participants stay competitive and informed on important industry issues and trends during the many networking events, presentations and technology demonstrations.

An overview of events at this year’s Tech Retreat includes:

  • Feb. 18: Charles Poynton presents his highly regarded “Technical Aspects of High[er] Frame Rate” seminar.
  • Feb. 19: The HPA Super-Sized Session kicks off the HPA Tech Retreat with “More, Bigger, but Better?” – a look at the impact of higher resolution, higher frame rates, larger color space, higher dynamic range, more audio channels/objects and bigger screens. Expert panelists speaking on this compelling topic are Leon Silverman, Phil Squyres, Stuart Bowling, Craig Henighan, Gilbert Lake, William Files, Jed Harmsen, Garrett Smith and Evan Edelist, from companies including Park Road Post, Reliance Media Works, Sony Pictures Television, RealD and Dolby.
  • Feb. 19 also features the ATSC Seminar on audio loudness control.
  • Feb. 20-21 will include back-to-back presentations on topics covering production and post, acquisition, IT, engineering, broadcasting, asset management, digital-cinema and distribution and manufacturing.
  • Breakfast Roundtables: Wednesday through Friday mornings put experts in a wide array of compelling issues in small group conversation about meaningful topics, including cloud-based postproduction, Ultra-Violet, channel sharing, file-based QC, 4K camera workflows, the workforce in post and other developments and trends affecting the industry.

The HPA Tech Retreat Demo Room, completely re-imagined this year, will present over 60 companies and technologies in up close presentations and conversation.

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