SMPTE 2016 Will Pay Tribute to Achievements of the Society’s Newest Class of Fellows and Celebrate 100 Years of SMPTE Leadership and Innovation
Congratulations to new SMPTE Fellow, Matthew Cowan, ETC Co-Founder. Matt specializes in matching human perception with design requirements for visual capture and display systems. His early career focused on developing high-performance display systems, where he pursued, in engineering terms, how to give a "film look" to a digitally projected image. As a principal with Entertainment Technology Consultants, he has brought this knowledge of image color and dynamics to cinema technology leaders such as Texas Instruments, IMAX, Christie Digital, and Kodak. Cowan has tackled the problem of developing a practical 3D system for digital theaters, resulting in RealD's solution. Cowan's current work is looking at the next generation of cinema performance, with extended color, brightness, and dynamic range. He has 18 issued and 25 patents pending in the area of image processing and 3D systems. He has chaired numerous standards committees in the field of digital cinema, 3D, and laser illumination, and is a regular speaker at industry conferences.