National Events

October 27

How Did They Do That? Innovations in Filmmaking & Live Event Broadcast Hollywood, CA

October 28-30
SMPTE 2008 Technical Conference & Exhibition
Hollywood, CA

International Events

May 21-22, 2009
Global Summit on Emerging Technologies
Prague, Czech Republic

Section Events

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for details of each event

June 4
New York Section
File Exchange and Interoperability in Post Production

June 10
Hollywood Section
Integrated Calibration and Management of Color, Tone, and Image Structure in a Digital Intermediate System

June 10
Philadelphia Section
Section Meeting

June 10
Toronto Section
“Advanced Consumer Devices and Networks” and Annual BBQ

June 12
Rochester Section
Integrated Calibration and Management of Color, Tone, and Image Structure in a Digital Intermediate System

June 12
Rocky Mountain Section
Audio Over IP - Technology Takes the Next Step

June 19
Washington D.C. Section
Media Archiving and the SAMMA System

June 2008

2008 SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Expo Call For Papers Extended
The Call for Papers deadline to submit technical paper proposals for consideration as part of the 2008 SMPTE Technical Conference & Expo has been extended to Friday, June 30, 2008. Proposed papers are to be informational in nature and must address technical theory, application, or practice associated with technologies relevant to the motion imaging industry. Interested parties are invited to submit a one-page abstract to be considered.

The extended deadline is June 30, 2008. [More info or to submit a paper]

By the industry - for the industry, this is THE premier annual event for technology, production and operations in the motion imaging industry. This year's theme is It's all about the content: Creation, management, distribution, and display.

The SMPTE Technical Conference & Expo brings together world-renowned technology thought-leaders from the media content business. Join us and network with colleagues in the motion picture studios, broadcast and cable networks, production and post-production community, software companies, systems integrators, manufacturers, display technologies and distribution providers. As an accredited industry standards-setting body, SMPTE is also the industry's leading nonprofit association providing education and technology information to the motion imaging industry. We offer four days of technical sessions, a high-tech exhibition hall and unparalleled networking opportunities. A reminder that the pre-conference symposium is being held on October 27 with the annual technical conference and exhibition floor from October 28-30. Watch for registration to open soon. [Don't miss this exceptional opportunity!]

June SMPTE PDA Now Session
Sponsored by Avid, Canon and Insight Media
June 12, 2008 • 1 - 2 pm
"HDTV Transition: Managing Aspect Ratio from Camera to the Home".
The introduction of HDTV and wide screen 16:9 aspect ratio images has brought along with it a number of challenges, particularly when 4:3 and 16:9 formats and images have to coexist. Join us as guest speakers Graham Jones (National Association of Broadcasters) and Larry Thaler (VP Distribution at NBC Universal) cover Active Format Description (AFD) and how it may be used to manage 4:3 and 16:9 images in the broadcast studio environment. The SMPTE, ATSC and CEA standards relating to AFD and Bar Data will be explained as well as practical implementation in a broadcast facility.

SMPTE PDA Now is free to SMPTE members and $49 for nonmembers. Participation is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. [Register Now]

SMPTE and IABM Present the 2009 Global Summit on Emerging Technologies
SMPTE and the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers are pleased to announce the inaugural Global Summit on Emerging Technologies to be held May 21-22, 2009 in Prague, Czech Republic. This summit will bring together global thought-leaders to explore the technologies that will define the content business of the future. Look for more information to be posted soon!

The SMPTE 2008 Recruit-a-Member Campaign is Almost Over!
You are the greatest testimony to the benefit of SMPTE membership. By participating in SMPTE's 2008 Recruit-a-Member Campaign and sharing its' value with your colleagues, you'll strengthen the outreach of the SMPTE organization, gain recognition, expand your professional network and win fabulous prizes.

SMPTE's Recruit-a-Member Campaign began on April 1 and will continue until June 30. This year's campaign features several individual prizes as well as prizes for the top Sections. Campaign details and downloadable Recruiter materials are available to get you started. [View Campaign info]

Lou Wolf Memorial Scholarship Deadline Extended
The Lou Wolf Memorial Scholarship is designed to help students further their undergraduate or graduate studies in motion picture and television, with an emphasis on technology. The amount of the scholarship will be up to $2,000. The Award winner will also receive a full conference registration to the 2008 SMPTE Technical Conference and Exhibition in Hollywood, CA, where they will be recognized at the Honors and Awards Ceremony.

The deadline for applications has been extended to July 1, 2008; make sure your application is postmarked by then to be considered. [APPLY NOW!]

SMPTE Student Paper Award Deadline July 1st
The purpose of this award is to recognize the outstanding paper prepared and submitted by a Student Member. The paper receiving the Student Paper Award will be published in the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, giving recognition to the author and the institution at which the work was done. The Award winner will also receive a full conference registration to the 2008 SMPTE Technical Conference and Exhibition in Hollywood, CA, where they will be recognized at the Honors and Awards Ceremony.

Applications must be postmarked by July 1, 2008! [More Information]

HD Masters 2008
June 24-25, 2008 – London, UK
High Definition is now available in most European countries, but still represents a small fraction of total video production, distribution and consumer consumption. Reduced costs, competition and high-profile events such as the Olympics are about to radically change the landscape as HD becomes the industry-wide de-facto video format. The third annual HD Masters conference tracks the industry trends and introduces operational and technology case studies.

HD Masters 2008 will cover the range of critical industry updates and technical insights alongside real-world case studies of HD in practice. There is no better way to gain the absolute latest in High Definition than by bringing together the worlds' leading HD visionaries and practitioners. [More Information]

April 2008 Edition of the Standards CD Now Available
The new SMPTE Standards CD-ROM (April 2008) is now available at the SMPTE Store with over 600 documents, including the NEW 2-part SMPTE12M-2008 for Time Code updating - SMPTE's most widely-used standard!

Various license options are available, and members get a great deal on pricing. [Order Now]

SMPTE Publishes Landmark SMPTE-2021 (BXF) Standard
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is pleased to announce the publication of a landmark standard, SMPTE-2021 (BXF). This standard is the result of a three-year effort on behalf of over 150 people, representing users, vendors, and other interested parties from around the world. It is expected that systems employing the BXF standard for communications will offer users dramatic workflow benefits, including quantifiable cost savings, and potential for easy support of new revenue streams. Efforts are underway to continue the excellent momentum around BXF with an effort to develop a Recommended Practice for BXF deployments and to start assessment of current implementations that would identify possible enhanced features that may be incorporated in the future. [Obtain a copy of SMPTE-2021]

SMPTE PDA Anywhere
Each month, SMPTE adds recorded professional development content to the SMPTE PDA Anywhere website and makes it available free of charge, exclusively to SMPTE Members. You'll find SMPTE PDA Now recordings, Technical Sessions from the 2007 SMPTE Technical Conference, and even SMPTE Section Meetings. For more information on this and other SMPTE PDA Anywhere content, [Click Here!]

The technical papers presented at SMPTE Conferences are valuable resources full of vital technical content. Unfortunately, it isn't always possible to publish all papers received in the Motion Imaging Journal. To ensure SMPTE Members won't miss out on important technical papers, we launched SMPTE PDA Docs. You'll find documents on a wide range of topics from SMPTE PDA Now Event presentations as well as select technical papers from SMPTE Conferences.

As a SMPTE Member, you have access, free of charge! [View PDA Docs]

SMPTE PDA Sponsorships
The SMPTE Professional Development Academy provides technology professionals with solid, informative, and vendor-neutral professional development opportunities. SMPTE Members receive these services free of charge, or at a substantially discounted cost, because of the generosity of our current sponsors: Avid, Canon, and Insight Media. These companies have helped us get up and running and now we need your company's support to keep us moving forward. As a sponsor, SMPTE places your company's logo in all ads promoting SMPTE PDA Now events during the 12 months of your sponsorship. Premium sponsors are also acknowledged and their logos displayed at the beginning and end of every SMPTE PDA Now live event and numerous times throughout SMPTE PDA Now recordings.

Your support will help us enhance SMPTE professional development services. Please consider becoming a SMPTE PDA Now Premium Sponsor. [More information] or contact SMPTE's Director of Professional Development, [Joel E. Welch]

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Insight Media 2008 3D TELEVISION REPORT
Historically, the 3DTV market has been very small, with the solution being add-ons that only worked with CRT displays. Advances in display technology and 3D video formats, plus additional 3D content from the cinema, games and other sources, means this is likely to change in the coming years. This 253-page report, containing 146 figures and 24 tables, is designed to provide a solid technical and market analysis of the 3DTV options and forecast the penetration of this technology into the worldwide television market.

To see full Table of Contents and complete report & order information, [Click Here]

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