October 2007


National Events

Oct. 24-27

SMPTE Technical
Conference & Exhibition

Brooklyn, NY

February 10-13, 2008


2008 Joint Conference

InterContinental Houston Hotel


Section Events

Click on Section Name for details of each

Oct. 17


Independent Film Restoration

Hollywood, CA

Oct. 17

New England

Transitioning to a Digital Media Distribution System

Waltham, MA

Oct. 18

Rocky Mtn.

Tour of State-of-the-Art Tape Archive Manufacturing Facility

Boulder, CO

Oct. 20

Washington, DC Section

Display and Projector Calibration

Silver Spring, MD

Oct. 23

Detroit Section

Lip-Sync Issues and Solutions

Southfield, MI

Nov. 8

Philadelphia Section

Sony/Avid/Canon Production Workflow, WHYY Arts & Culture Van

Malvern, PA

Nov. 13


Video Dithering






October 2007

Less Than 2 Weeks Until…SMPTE 2007 SMPTE
Technical Conference & Exhibition

Conference News —

Online Registration Deadline Oct. 15

Pre-register online by Monday, Oct. 15 and save time onsite by having
your badge ready and waiting. [Register Now]

Just Announced–Special Movie

Sponsored by Access IT and DLP
Cinema/Texas Instruments

At the Pavilion Theatre

3D presentation featuring clips from pre-release U2 Concert and Beowulf
—PLUS a special screening of The Godfather. For full conference
attendees only [View Full Schedule]

Hotel Block is Sold Out

Room block at the
Marriott is no longer available, but we have idenitifed 2 nearby
[More Info]

Stereoscopic Production Pre-conference

Sponsored by
DLP Cinema/Texas Instruments and Sony Electronics

This intense, one-day program will provide the broadcast, production,
or cinema engineer with a roadmap for exploring the stereoscopic
production landscape, from acquisition to the latest projection systems.
Leading industry experts will explain the core technologies,
applications and challenges of managing a 3D production pipeline.

Session Descriptions]

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
. (additional report details, Table of Contents, SMPTE member

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 by October
for Lowest Rates & Free Exhibit Hall.



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 Tomko 484-875-3024 (direct)
SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal Dianne Purrier 914-761-1100 x 4967
Accounting Ken Wendel 914-761-1100 x 4962