April 10-11, 2010
2010 NAB Digital Cinema Summit - 3D: Cinema and Home
July 13-14, 2010
October 26-28, 2010
April 20, 2010
April 20, 2010
Rogers Communications Centre, Ryerson University
April 24, 2010
April 26, 2010
NAB 2010 - Panel Review
April 27, 2010
April 28, 2010
New England Section
Cinema and Home
The 2010 Digital Cinema Summit at NAB program, co-produced by SMPTE, USC/ETC, and EBU, promises to be a great success! Saturday's sessions, featuring renowned technology consultant Mark Schubin, focus on Production, Post-production and the Impact of the Consumer Experience as it relates to stereoscopic 3D. Sunday is themed 3D: Cinema and Home and will feature John Honeycutt, EVP, Chief Media Technology Officer of Discovery Communications. The sessions will provide valuable insight into 3D and its future!
Don't miss this much anticipated event! For more information or to register, please visit us at www.smpte.org/events/smpte_nab/2010DCS/.
SMPTE Members Receive a Discount on NAB Registration!
Just planning to attend the exhibits?
Don't forget to stop by the SMPTE Booth L28 in the upper level of the South Hall.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Joint Societies Capitol Hill Reception is a forum to learn about current events in STEM and STEM policy, and also provides networking opportunities for members in other societies in the greater Washington, D.C. area. This is an exciting opportunity to witness current STEM events as they unfold.
The event is sponsored by Washington, D.C. sections of Acoustical Society of America, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Audio Engineering Society, Optical Society of America, Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and Women in Aerospace.
For additional information, go to http://acosoc.org/RegChapters/WashDC/innovative/innovative_2.html.
The SMPTE Washington, D.C., Section, in association with WEBE, will hold a two-day seminar on HDTV Fundamentals and Advanced Technology Developments on Monday, May 24, and Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in Chesapeake Beach, VA. The event includes an HDTV Boot Camp on Monday and Advanced Technology seminars on Tuesday, covering topics in 3 Gb/s HD Facility Design, 3D Television Technology, Mobile DTV, End-to-End, Digital Systems Testing and Measurements, plus a special keynote presentation from Mark Schubin, highlighting the latest technologies from the 2010 NAB Show.
Visit www.smpte.org/sections/section_washingtondc/was_2010DTTC for additional information.
For registration, visit http://guest.cvent.com/i.aspx?5S%2cM3%2ca4769542-bb2b-4c7b-9bf8-319c2a7c806c.
Back by popular demand, the next two SMPTE Regional seminars on File-Based Workflows in Broadcast & Production: Principles & Applications, will be held in the Midwest and on the West Coast. The seminar covers the differences between traditional baseband television production processes and more contemporary techniques using file-based approaches. It provides a sound foundation in concepts and principles related to real-time media and non-real-time production techniques. Materials on file-based workflows will be presented in the context of broadcast television operations, television news, content distribution networks, episodic program production, and corporate video post production.
* Schedule and locations subject to change.
Ryerson University — 8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
This two-day technical seminar titled Boot Camp IV—The Next Dimension: 3D, Mobility and More represents both a tremendous opportunity to learn and an incredible training bargain. This year's seminar theme will focus on technologies essential to your career. As in the past Toronto's Boot Camp features speakers, many of the top technical people in their fields, who will focus on what's in the future and what the engineering community needs to know when it comes to the future communications and motion imaging technology.
SMPTE Members Early Bird Price $100.
SMPTE has issued a call for scientific, academic, and technical papers for the SMPTE International Conference on Stereoscopic 3D for Entertainment, planned for July 13-14, 2010 at the Marriott Marquis, in New York City. Proposed papers must be informative in nature and must address technical theory, research, clinical results, or emerging technologies specific to Stereoscopic 3D for Entertainment. Topics to consider include human perception and stereopsis, synthetic stereo space, multi-view video coding, advances in stereoscopic camera architecture, LIDAR depth mapping techniques, time-of-flight depth measurement for volumetric capture, and much more. Visit www.smpte.org/events/call_for_papers_3D/ to see additional topics and for information on submitting a paper.
Registration opens on April 9.
The room rate is $229/night. To reserve a room, call 212-398-1900 and mention you will be attending the SMPTE Event, July 12-14.The group rate cutoff date is June 14.
The following SMPTE Engineering Documents were published during April, 2010. SMPTE members who have a current subscription to Standards on CD-ROM may access these documents at https://www.smpte.org/apps/org/workgroup/stds_sub_update/documents.php. Links to the documents in the SMPTE Store are noted below, but please remember that if you need more than one or two documents, the complete sets and subscriptions on CD-ROM provide much better value (and are heavily discounted for SMPTE Members (see http://store.smpte.org/category-s/6.htm).
SMPTE RDD 18:2010: "Acquisition Metadata Sets for Video Camera Parameters"
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SMPTE EG 2046-3:2010: "Safe Areas for Television"
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SMPTE 352:2010: "Video Payload Identification Codes for Serial Digital Interfaces"
This document is a revision of the original Standard published in 2002.
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SMPTE 2047-2:2010: "Carriage of VC-2 Compressed Video over HD-SDI"
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Looking for new career opportunities? Check out SMPTE's Career Center to see the latest postings. Most recent postings include Turner and Sony.
The April issue of the Motion Imaging Journal, themed Audio, addresses lip sync, loudness management, and wave field synthesis. Articles in this informative issue include "Introduction: A Decade of Successes, A Decade of Challenges Ahead," by Tom Scott, "Variations in Program Loudness and Strategies for Loudness Management" by Ken Hunold, "Towards a Recommendation for European Standard of Peak and LKFS Loudness Levels" by E.M. Grimm et al., "Audio/Video Synchronization in Compressed Systems: A Status Report," by Patrick Waddell, "Detection and Correction of Lip/Sync Errors Using Audio and Video Fingerprints," by Kent Terry et al., and "Wave Synthesis and Object-Based Mixing for Motion Picture Sound" by Frank Melchior.
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