National Events

April 18-19, 2009
NAB Digital Cinema Summit
"3D Cinema & Beyond: Lens to Living Room"
produced by SMPTE and ETC

SMPTE 2009 Regional Conferences
"File-Based Workflows"
National Sponsors: CEI, Tektronix

May 7, 2009:
Boston, Mass- Hosted by Tandberg Television

June 2, 2009:
Atlanta, GA- Hosted by Turner Broadcasting

June 4, 2009:
Washington, DC- Hosted by Atlantic Video

July 21-24, 2009
SMPTE Australian Section 2009 Conference

October 27-29, 2009
SMPTE 2009 Technical Conference & Exhibition
Hollywood, CA

Section Events

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for details of each event

April 7, 2009
New York Section
The 2008 Presidential Election: Network News Coverage

April 13, 2009
Atlanta Section
Design Considerations for Broadcast/ Datacenter Facilities

April 14, 2009
Toronto Section
Digital Cinema Workflows

April 16, 2009
Rochester Section
Digital Projection

April 29, 2009
New England Section
Annual NAB Wrapup at WBZ


April 2009

SMPTE 365: An Online Professional Community of Practice
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Do you wish there was an easy way to stay in touch with colleagues, share information or documents you feel have value to other SMPTE members, or to find other SMPTE Members with similar interests to yours? Now there is! SMPTE 365 is an exclusive SMPTE Member benefit, designed to be a living, breathing, online community where SMPTE Members can share, communicate, and contribute to a growing community of motion imaging knowledge and experience. The more you use SMPTE 365, the more value it will return to you.  This professional community can be your most powerful resource when it comes to professional networking and collaboration.

Do not delay! Start to benefit from SMPTE 365 today. Just as "it is people who make a house a home," SMPTE Members make SMPTE 365 a thriving professional online community. Log on at


Take Advantage of a $100 Discount Exclusively for SMPTE Members on NAB Registration!
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NOTE:  In order to take advantage of the SMPTE discount for NAB registration, check “Partner” upon registration, and choose SMPTE from the drop-down box and the registration discount will be applied.

SMPTE and ETC’s Digital Cinema Summit at NAB 2009 Preparing to Be a Great Success

On April 18-19, the Digital Cinema Summit, produced by SMPTE and the Entertainment Technology Center at USC, will focus on the theme “3D: Lens to Living Room.”  Leading producers, cinematographers and technologists will review the entire 3D path from acquisition, through post production, distribution and display.  

On Saturday, April 18, Patrick Lussier (Director and Editor) will join us to pull back the curtain on the making of the 3-D version of the film, “My Bloody Valentine” (the record setting, widest theatrical 3-D film release to date) which included several sequences that broke traditional “rules” of 3-D and set a new standard for live action 3-D.

Sunday, April 19, join us to hear Mark Zoradi, who, as president of the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Group, oversees the worldwide distribution and marketing of all Walt Disney Studios films including Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures, and Touchstone Pictures. Zoradi will share about the studio’s 2009 ambitious and entertaining 3-D releases and his vision for the future of 3-D.
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Visit SMPTE Booth (L28- South Lobby) at NAB to purchase 3D to the Home Issues Report

The SMPTE Task Force on 3D to the Home was established in August 2007.  Over the last 18 months, almost 200 members from 15 countries have worked in the Task Force and its various drafting groups to prepare a report on all aspects of this emerging technology.  At the final meeting in March, at Turner Broadcasting, the report was approved and is now undergoing final editorial preparation for publication.  The 20,000-word report includes recommendations for the standardization of a “3D Home Master” for use in multiple distribution scenarios.

The report will be available now to SMPTE Standards Community members.  It will soon be available for sale as a download in the SMPTE Store, and hard copies will be available for sale at the SMPTE booth at NAB. Stop by and purchase your own copy! SMPTE BOOTH:  L28 in the South Lobby.

How Can You Help SMPTE Welcome Students?

Students are the future of SMPTE. They are the individuals who will set the future direction of the Motion Imaging Industry and you are the wealth of knowledge that they need.  Our future industry leaders need your Section to engage and involve them! Do you know where SMPTE has active Student Chapters? Do you have students in your section? Do you know a school with a motion imaging program that would benefit by forming a SMPTE Student Chapter? If you are currently not involved with a SMPTE Student Chapter, but would like to be, the first place to start is on SMPTE's website. Click Here to see if there is a Student Chapter near you and how you can help.

Contact and we will help get you started. Help the future leaders of our industry get started in the right direction. Get involved today!

SMPTE PDA Now: The Art of Stereography

Thursday, April 9, 2009
1:00 PM Eastern- 2:00 PM Eastern
Speaker: Lenny Lipton
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With Studios producing more 3D content than ever and 3D in the home becoming a common topic of discussion, it is more important than ever to understand how we see 2D images in 3D and how quality 3D images are created! Listen to speaker Lenny Lipton as he presents "The Art of Stereography".  During this very informative session Mr. Lipton will discuss topics such as the principles behind perception of depth in the human visual field, how these principles are used in stereoscopic cinematography, and various methods used in modern digital stereo-cinematography. Register Now

SMPTE PDA Anywhere

The world is becoming more and more mobile! Our portable devices are now part of daily life and allow us to access important information and knowledge with a few button clicks. SMPTE PDA Anywhere is your mobile resource for viewing recorded SMPTE PDA Now recordings whatever your mobile device of choice. With SMPTE PDA Anywhere watch streaming educational webcasts right on your computer (PC and Mac compatible)! Want to watch a segment of a webcast on your daily train commute or on that flight from here to there? Crossload SMPTE PDA Anywhere content from your computer to your handheld device, whether it is a video capable cell phone, a PDA, an iPhone, or a Smartphone. It is all there for you. To learn more, please visit us at and follow the link to SMPTE PDA Anywhere.

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Got Content? You Need Storage!
2009 Creative Storage Conference
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas

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