SMPTE Monthly

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2010 NAB Digital Cinema Summit - 3D: Cinema and Home
The Capitol Hill InterSociety STEM Event and Poster Session
2010 Digital Television Technology Conference
SMPTE Regional Seminars
SMPTE Toronto's 17th Technical Seminar - Boot Camp 4
SMPTE International Conference on Stereoscopic 3D for Entertainment - Call for Papers
New Engineering Documents
SMPTE Career Center
SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal
Technology Tip
SMPTE Staff Contacts

National Events

April 10-11, 2010

2010 NAB Digital Cinema Summit - 3D:  Cinema and Home

Las Vegas, NV

July 13-14, 2010

SMPTE International Conference on Stereoscopic 3D for Entertainment

New York, NY

October 26-28, 2010

SMPTE 2010 Technical Conference & Exhibition

Renaissance Hollywood Hotel

Hollywood, CA

Section Events

April 20, 2010

Hollywood Section

Professional Display Units

Linwood Dunn Theater, Hollywood, CA

April 20, 2010

Toronto Section

NAB 2010 Wrap Up

Rogers Communications Centre, Ryerson University

April 24, 2010

New York Section

Tour of ESPN in Bristol, CT

April 26, 2010

Atlanta Section

NAB 2010 - Panel Review

April 27, 2010

Philadelphia Section

Asset Management & Content Archiving for Modern Newsrooms

April 28, 2010

New England Section

Annual Post-NAB Wrap Up at WBZ-TV

April 2010

2010 NAB Digital Cinema Summit - 3D:

Cinema and Home

Saturday, April 10, 2010 - Sunday, April 11, 2010

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

SMPTE Members Receive a Discount on NAB Registration!

Just planning to attend the exhibits?

Use the code "A607" when registering to obtain your FREE Exhibit Pass!

Don't forget to stop by the SMPTE Booth L28 in the upper level of the South Hall.


The Capitol Hill InterSociety STEM Event and Poster Session

Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

2325 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

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

2010 Digital Television Technology Conference

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 for additional information.

For registration, visit


SMPTE Regional Seminars—Coming in June

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.


SMPTE Toronto's 17th Technical Seminar - Boot Camp 4

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 — Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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.

Visit for more information.


SMPTE International Conference on Stereoscopic 3D for Entertainment - Call for Papers

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 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.


New Engineering Documents

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  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

SMPTE RDD 18:2010: "Acquisition Metadata Sets for Video Camera Parameters"

Extract from Scope

This document describes metadata sets for the grouping of professional video camera acquisition parameters with frame granularity. The metadata sets are coded using the SMPTE KLV coding protocol as defined by SMPTE 336M. Coding the metadata sets as KLV packets is intended to ensure maximum acceptability across a wide range of application areas.

SMPTE EG 2046-3:2010: "Safe Areas for Television"

Extract from Scope

SMPTE has several Standards and Recommended Practices on safe areas for television. Among these are SMPTE ST 2046-1, SMPTE RP 2046-2, SMPTE RP 218, and SMPTE RP 27.3. It is the purpose of this Engineering Guideline to explain the use of these documents and the relationships among them and others, principally SMPTE ST 2016-1. A brief history of TV safe areas and their evolution is also given.

SMPTE 352:2010: "Video Payload Identification Codes for Serial Digital Interfaces"

This document is a revision of the original Standard published in 2002.

Extract from Scope

This standard defines the specification of a 4-byte payload identifier which may be added to digital interfaces for the purpose of identifying the video payload. The payload identifier is applicable to all serial digital interfaces and all payloads that produce a directly viewable image on a display device. Furthermore, the viewable image must be a recognizable representation of the source image content.

SMPTE 2047-2:2010: "Carriage of VC-2 Compressed Video over HD-SDI"

Extract from Scope

This standard defines a means of mapping VC-2 data onto a single HD SDI link, based upon the SMPTE 292 data structure, to support the transport of 1920 x 1080/50/P, 1920 x 1080/59.94/P (60/1.001), and 1920 x 1080/60/P systems with 4:2:2 Y'C'BC'R color encoding. As these systems require a raw uncompressed data capacity twice that of SMPTE 292, VC-2 mezzanine compression as defined by SMPTE RP 2047-1 is required to reduce the data rate. This link supports the carriage of embedded audio, ancillary data and payload identification. A signal coded in accordance with this standard incorporates a noisy but recognizable picture that can be viewed using a standard SMPTE 292 video monitor.


SMPTE Career Center

Looking for new career opportunities?  Check out SMPTE's Career Center to see the latest postings.  Most recent postings include Turner and Sony.


SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal

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.

Note to Sections

If you would like to include your Section meeting report in the May/June issue, please submit by April 12.


Technology Tip

How to Renew Your Membership

1. Log in to the SMPTE website

2. Click your name in the top right of the screen and then click "My Participation"

3. Under "Tools" click "Membership"

4. Click "Manage Memberships"

5. Find your current membership in the list and under "Action" click "Renew"

You will then be able to choose the level at which you wish to renew and complete your payment online with a credit card.


SMPTE Staff Contacts

Executive Director

Barbara Lange 914-761-1100 x4960

Director of Operations

Sally D'Amato 914-761-1100 x 4965


Ken Wendel 914-761-1100 x 4962

Director of Engineering & Standards

Peter Symes 914-761-1100 x 4961

Manager of Engineering Services

Mauricio Roldan 914-761-1100 x4964

Standards Publisher

Elizabeth Migliore 914-761-1100 x4963

Director of Professional Development

Joel Welch 484-702-7339

Managing Editor

Dianne Purrier 914-761-1100 x 4967


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