Brad has over 25 years experience in video and film post-production, equipment design, and manufacturing. From 1984 to 1997 he was Chief Engineer and VP of Engineering at Video Post & Transfer, where he also developed the Meta-Speed™ telecine servo system.
From 1998 to 2009, Brad worked at Texas Instruments Inc. in DLP® Products where he was elected Senior Member of the Technical Staff. Prior to 2006, he was lead Systems Engineer for the development of the DLP Cinema® architecture and signal processing. In 2006, Brad became a Senior Systems Engineer on the Algorithm Development Team in DLP® Technology Development.
Brad is a Partner in Brass Roots Technologies.
Brad received a BSEE from Rice University in 1983. He has eight issued patents and another 21 pending. Brad served on several DCI and DC28 Digital Cinema Technology committees, including the Color ad hoc group. He has been a SMPTE member since 1985.
- Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®, Scientific and Engineering Award: "To Brad Walker, D. Scott Dewald, Bill Werner, Greg Pettitt and Frank Poradish for their contributions furthering the design and refinement of the Texas Instruments DLP Cinema® projection technology, whose high level of performance enabled color-accurate digital intermediate preview and motion picture theatrical presentation." Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®, January 2015
- Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®, Scientific and Engineering Award: "To Brad Walker, D. Scott Dewald, Bill Werner, and Greg Pettitt for their contributions furthering the design and refinement of the Texas Instruments DLP® Projector, achieving a level of performance that enabled color-accurate digital intermediate previews of motion pictures." Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®, January 2010
- 2005 SMPTE Journal Award, for “Contrast Sensitivity Experiment to Determine the Bit Depth for Digital Cinema,” published in the September 2004, vol. 113, no. 9 issue of the SMPTE Journal