National Events

February 10-13, 2008


2008 Joint Conference

InterContinental Houston Hotel


Section Events

Click on Section Name for details of each

Nov. 21


Efilm Tour

Dec. 7

Rocky Mountain

Holiday Luncheon

Dec. 11


The Academy's Margaret Herrick Library

Hollywood, CA

Dec. 11

Philadelphia Section

Web Video Technologies

Malvern, PA

Dec. 11


Wide Gamut Color

Dec. 13

Washington DC Section

Holiday Party

Washington, DC





November 2007

SMPTE Technical Conference & Exhibition
Photo Gallery

View highlights from this years SMPTE Technical
Conference & Exhibition at the online photo gallery. [View Now]

Congratulations Passport Promotion

Tim Simerly

Congratulations to Tim Simerly of Texas
Instruments, who won this year's Passport Promotion at this years SMPTE
Technical Conference & Exhibition. His prize is a 50" Plasma

2007 Officer and Governor Election

SMPTE has recently held its 2007 elections. [View Full Results]

SMPTE/EBU Joint Task Force on Timing &

Today’s television equipment is generally synchronized using a
color-black signal, generated according to PAL or NTSC
standards. However, the system is some 50 years old, relies on
frequencies that have no relevance in the domain of digital television,
and has a number of limitations.

Similarly, SMPTE timecode is a standard that has widespread
acceptance. But, timecode is over 30 years old, and is based on the
capabilities of a linear audio track on a tape machine.Is there a time
labeling system more suited to the needs of the future?


EBU and SMPTE established a Joint Task Force to examine these issues;
to research user requirements; to seek proposed solutions from the
industry, and to evaluate proposals against user requirements. The next
meeting will be at Disney in Burbank December 5th (pre-registration
REQUIRED).  Join this important group and participate in the
definition of future solutions for our industries.  You do not need
to be able to attend the physical meetings to participate.  [Full details and


TV & Infrastructure Technology Committee

The next round of regular meetings for Technology Committees: V16,
S22, I23, C24, W25, N26, D27, A29, R30 and subgroups will be at Disney
in Burbank (pre-registration REQUIRED) [Register


New SMPTE Standards Action

Want to know more about SMPTE Standards activities? Subscribe to the
SMPTE Standards Action Newsletter [Subscribe Now]  

CableNEXT Conference

Nov. 28-30, 2007 • Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa
Clara, CA

Join in the discussion of what comes NEXT in advanced advertising,
application development and broadband distribution! This summit brings
these respective platforms, products and providers together to explore
what each is capable of -- both as they are and as they could be
together.  [More information and to register]

2007 Professional Video Monitors Report

SMPTE Members Receive 20% Discount!

Insight Media has released the 2007 Professional Video Monitors
Report.  CRT monitors used in broadcast, post production and other
high-end professional applications are nearing the end of their
manufacturing life. What will replace them and can these replacements
live up to the needs of the users?  The 2007 Professional Video
Monitors Report is available to SMPTE members for only $799. [More Info] (additional report details, Table of
Contents, SMPTE member link

Digital Video Expo West

Where Talent Meets Technology

Conference: December 4-6, 2007

Expo: December 5-6, 2007

Los Angeles Convention Center • Los Angeles, CA

Best Industry Conference Rates, 125 Exhibitors with Hundreds of
Products, Free Educational Content on the Show Floor, HD House Lounge,
and now...Red One Digital Camera Training Session and Demo just
announced. If you're a videographer, audio professional, director,
developer, editor, producer, visual effects artist, Web designer or play
any role, big or small, in the rapidly evolving content-creation
technology field. We also offer Best Rates For Apple Training &
Certification -limited space & we will sellout! [Register Now].


SMPTE Staff Contacts

Executive Director Kimberly Maki 484-875-3023 (direct)
Sections Sally D'Amato 914-761-1100 x 4965
Membership Charlie Barone 914-761-1100 x 4968
Standards Peter Symes 914-761-1100 x 4961
  Mark Hyman 914-761-1100 x4964

Professional Development/

Session Content

Joel Welch 484-875-3025 (direct)
Test Materials Anne Seminara 914-761-1100 x 4971
Marketing & Fall Conference Heather Tornvall 484-875-3024 (direct)
SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal Dianne Purrier 914-761-1100 x 4967
Accounting Ken Wendel 914-761-1100 x 4962