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Thomsons Dr. Peter Centen to Present at CineGear Expo

Discusses the future of image capture beyond HD (June 14, 2004)

Dr. Peter Centen, senior design engineer at Thomson and a leading expert on high-definition (HD), multi-format and digital cinematography camera design, will provide his insights during a panel discussion entitled ?Beyond HD and the Future of Imaging and Capture at the CineGear Expo 2004 on Saturday June 12, 2004 in Los Angeles, Calif.

At Thomson, Centen has been deeply involved in the development of HD, digital cinematography and switchable standard-definition (SD) cameras. He was co-inventor of Dynamic Pixel Management (DPM) technology, which oversamples the information coming into a cameras sensor to create more realistic and lifelike images; he is also the inventor of HD-DPM technology. Centen was also intimately involved in the design of the highly popular Grass Valley brand LDK 6000 mk II multi-format HD camera.

Centen will also take part in the all-day Master Class seminars and workshops held on Sunday, June 13th at the Sheraton Universal, also presented by CineGear.

In addition to Dr. Centen's panel involvement, Thomson will have a significant presence at the CineGear Expo 2004, including a shared presence with da Vinci Systems and S2 in booth #70. Together, the companies will showcase the Grass Valley Viper FilmStream Camera system, in a unique digital cinematography workflow using on-set color correction via da Vinci System tools and the S2 disk-based recording solution.

In addition, the Panavision booth (#99 & 100) will feature a Grass Valley LDK 6000 mk II WorldCam using Panavisions new 300x sports lens, which was shown at NAB.

This years CineGear Expo 2004, which spotlights new technologies for the film, video and digital media production communities, will be held at the Universal Studios back lot in Spartacus Square, European Streets, and Denver Street.

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