Juan Reyes, BluFocus
Chief Technology Officer
Juan Reyes is the Chief Technology Officer for BluFocus Inc., an Advanced Testing Facility in North Hollywood, CA specializing in 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Distribution, Broadcast, and Apps. Juan has been a technical professional in the Home Entertainment Industry for almost a decade.
Juan started in the industry as a DVD Authoring Engineer. He went on to establish a UMD Production group producing titles for several major studios. Shortly after that he became involved in Blu-ray and headed up a team of over 12 BD-J Engineers and Authors. During his involvement with Blu-ray, he and his team worked through many industry firsts such as first Blu-ray title with AVC Video, first Picture-in-Picture title, first dual-layer title and much more. Juan interfaced with several studios and creative vendors in the early stages of the development of the format to help them understand the capabilities and limitations of the format in order to help them progress in their ability to create advanced features.
In his current role as CTO at BluFocus, Juan has established the company as an official 2D and 3D BDA (Blu-ray Disc Association) Testing Center for BD-ROM Movie players, BD-ROM PC Application Software, and BD-ROM Audiovisual Content. In addition to this, Juan has established a dedicated BluFocus App Testing Division. Juan is also responsible for many of the company’s high profile projects such as managing the Blu-ray production process for The Dark Knight. He is an active member in many of the technical groups in the BDA and an active member in the 3D@Home Consortium, DEG, International 3D Society, MESA, CEA, and SMPTE. In addition to this, he serves as the chair for the 3D@Home Consortium’s Steering Team 4 for 3D consumer products.