The SMPTE conference's exhibition hall opened on Tuesday and was also the setting for the evening's opening reception.
Numerous stands have technology that underscores the themes of Monday’s symposium on next generation image formats.
Among them was a Cisco display presented during the reception, showing imagery using its 4K HEVC compression in 6 Mbps (1000:1 compression of the original file) in 4:2:0 color depth.
A sampling of the exhibitions:
At the Daystrom stand, Fusion-io is showing playback of 4K uncompressed imagery at 120fps on a Sony 84-inch 4K display, from an HP Z820 workstation equipped with four of its ioFX cards with 1.6 TB capacity.
Fusion-io’s director of visual computer Vincent Brisebois noted, “you can’t get that with SSD and RAID.”
The Fusion-io cards can be purchased standalone or bundled with certain models of HP’s workstations including the Z820.
NVIDIA is exhibiting a beta version of Red’s RedcineX Pro, which now has GPU acceleration from the Nvidia Quadro K6000. At the stand, it is being used for 5K playback in real time.
Also on the floor, Snell is showing its flagship broadcast automation system Morpheus and Momentum, a workflow-automated media asset management and resource-planning tool.
Dolby meanwhile is demonstrating the new model of its Professional Reference Monitor, the lighter and slimmer PRM-4220; and its glasses-free Dolby 3D system.
The exhibition hall will be open through Thursday.