Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Detroit Section Meeting Notice
May 2010


Section Chairman
Chuck Reti
CBS Television
(313) 980-6794

Bob Zeichner
Roscor Michigan, Inc.

Past Chairman
Mark Anzicek
ZenTechnologies, Inc.


Dave Wertheimer
Art Institute of Michigan

Frank Maynard
CBS Television

W. Wallace Murray

Vince Capizzo
Midnight Designs, Inc.

Louis Johnson

Education Advisor
Ray Previ
Preray Productions

Central Region Governor
W. Wallace Murray
AT&T (Ret.)

DATE:   Tuesday, May 11, 2010
TIME:   7:30 PM
LOCATION:   Detroit Public Television
Riley Broadcast Center
1 Clover Court, Wixom, Mich. 48393
(at Grand River Avenue and Napier Road, one mile west of Wixom Rd.)
SPEAKER:   Helge Blucher
VP Engineering & Technology, DPTV
SUBJECT:   New Studio and Mobile HD Facilities at Detroit Public TV

Following a brief hiatus, we resume our 2010 tour of facility upgrades and HD conversions. When we last met at the DPTV Riley Broadcast Center, in November 2008, the then-new Master Control area was the focus of the evening's presentation. This month, we will see what has been accomplished since then, with the recently completed production studio and support areas, and new HD mobile unit.

DPTV Engineering VP Helge Blucher will discuss the engineering and architectural challenges that were faced transforming available space into its present form as a television production facility. A tour of the station will follow Helge's presentation.

Helge Blucher has served as Vice President of Engineering & Technology at WTVS, Detroit Public Television, since 1998. He has over 30 years experience in television engineering in the US and Canada, with more than 20 years in the Detroit area in TV production and broadcasting.

Managers' Dinner beginning at 5:30pm at: Gus O'Connor's Public House, 42875 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48375 (Near Grand River and Town Center Dr/Market St.) (248) 465-9670. All are welcome to join us.

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