SMPTE Monthly

National Events

November 14, 2009

File-Based Workflows in Broadcast and Production Regional Seminar

Sponsor: Harris Corporation

Centennial College, Toronto

October 26-28, 2010

SMPTE 2010 Technical Conference & Exhibition

Renaissance Hollywood Hotel

Hollywood, CA

Section Events

November 12, 2009

New England Section

New England Broadcast

and Cable Expo 

No Monthly Meeting

November 12, 2009

Rocky Mountain Section

SBE Ennes Workship:

New Media Bootcamp

November 13, 2009

Hong Kong Section

Mobile TV Technical Forum

November 14, 2009

Washington, DC Section

Metropolitan Opera HD Cinemacast

with Mark Schubin 

November 17, 2009

Detroit Section

Wireless intercom technology 

November 17, 2009

Hollywood Section

Log Jam

November 18, 2009

New York Section

Analog, Digital, High Definiton System Timing

November 2009

SMPTE 2009: A Great Success

Thank you to all who made SMPTE 2009 such a great success. The SMPTE Staff and Board are so thankful for all of your positive comments and notes. Conference highlights include: An active exhibit floor; Opening General 3D session speaker, Rob Engle; Fascinating fellows luncheon speaker, Scott Kirsner ; Conference Attendees noted that sessions including the 3D technical session, Service Oriented Architecture and Mobile Video, among others, helped made this conference the best in years! Thank you to our Speakers and Chairs, Volunteers, Local Arrangements Committee Members, Exhibitors, and Sponsors.

SMPTE 2009 Sponsors

Congratulations to our 2009 SMPTE Passport Winner: Roderick Evenson

Thank you to the 2009 Passport Participating Exhibiting Companies: AJA Video Systems, Ensemble Designs, intoPIX, Miranda Technologies, Sarnoff Corporation, Snell Group, Tektronix, Video Clarity, and to Sony for the 40 inch flat screen TV prize!

SMPTE 2010: Save the Date

The Annual Tech Conference & Expo will be held at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California on October 26-28, 2010. We hope you will be able to attend and participate!

SMPTE 2010- Exhibitor Early Bird Deadline Quickly Approaching

The Early Bird Deadline (reduction of $2,000 per exhibit booth space) is November 30, 2009. Location is everything! Sign up your company today for next year’s event and reserve a key location fast!

To see companies that have already signed up, which spots are available, and to download the contract for 2010, click here!

Students! Join the SMPTE 365 Student Community

Need technical information for a school project? Want to network with the motion imaging industry's most talented engineers and technologists? Want to share what you are working on with other SMPTE Student Members? Now you can do it easily! SMPTE has established a SMPTE 365 Student Community to help you do all that and more! To join, go too and look for the "SMPTE Student Community" under the "Student Resources" tab.

Don't miss the November 12 SMPTE PDA Now Webcast!

Digital Storage for Professional Media and Entertainment

The implications of ever higher resolution content processed in today’s digital media workflow from content capture, ingest, editing and post production, content delivery as well as archive and preservation are of concern to many in the Motion Imaging Industry. There is also a growing trend toward the use of network storage rather than direct attached storage for many performance-oriented M&E applications as the capabilities of storage networks has improved and costs have dropped.

The development of the digital storage hierarchy to support these activities has led to the use of many types of storage devices including capacity hard disk drives, performance hard disk drives, optical discs and magnetic tape. In addition to these traditional storage media and systems flash memory has emerged as a strong storage contender, particularly in rugged content capture devices as well as in high performance content delivery systems.

In this SMPTE PDA session, our guest speaker Coughlin Associates' Tom Coughlin will provide an overview of these technologies and where they may best apply. In addition, some results from a recently completed survey of M&E professionals conducted by Coughlin Associates will be presented to show current status and developing trends in this highly demanding and storage intensive industry.

Register Now

Register Now for Toronto Regional Seminar- November 14, 2009

Last chance to register for SMPTE's Regional Seminar in Toronto, Canada on November 14, 2009 hosted by Centennial College. Attendees will take home a copy of the second edition of Al Kovalick's groundbreaking book on "tapeless" file-based workflows - Video Systems in an IT Environment (a $60 value). This 512 page, 235 figure book, covers the salient aspects of hybrid AV+IT systems. Thank you to our speaker John Luff and our sponsors Aspera, Harris Corporation, Rogers Sportsnet, and Tektronix. Registration is open- sign up now!

Reserve a Table at The Vision Charity Ball

Set up by the television and media industries to support blind, visually impaired and dyslexic children around the world, the Vision Charity is hosting its 34th fundraising ball on 5th December in London. This promises to be a night to remember as you go on a journey to the orient.

Reserve a table at the Charity Ball.

Welcome New* SMPTE Sustaining Members

Dalet Digital Media Systems

Telecast Fiber Systems Inc.

*October and November 2009 start dates

Technology Tips

How to Find your Member Number

  1. Go to and click workspace at the top of the page
  2. Log in with your username and password
  3. Click on your name at the top right of the page
  4. Click "my account" under your name
  5. You will find your member number under the header "additional information"


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