The 2008 SMPTE Annual Tech Conference & Expo is Here!
October 28-30 (October 27: Pre-Conference Symposium) Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, CA This year’s conference boasts Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg, widely known as the "father of the MP3" as keynote speaker, keynote panelists such as the Executive producers of "Lost", "Heroes" and "CSI", over 50 top of the line exhibitors, and a dozen cutting edge technical sessions over the four day conference. Exhibit booths and hotel rooms are almost gone! Register now for the technical event of the year. By the industry - for the industry, join us for the premier annual event for technology, production and operations in the motion imaging industry. [Register Now][More Information]
Does your company want more exposure? Consider a sponsorship at the 2008 SMPTE Annual Tech Conference & Expo! There is no better place to reach your intended audience. [More Information]
Make A Difference Volunteers Needed for the 2008 SMPTE Tech Conference & Expo and Pre-Conference Symposium It takes a village to make the SMPTE Tech Conference and Pre-Conference Symposium happen. Be a citizen of that village by volunteering to support this important industry event! Your colleagues and SMPTE will thank you!
Want to be a part of making the conference a truly world-class event? Please consider donating a little of your time. Here's what we need:
Video Camera Operators
Speaker Timer Operators
Speaker Coordinators (Speaker Ready Room)
Individuals to run very simple Windows program (will train)
Individuals to answer Member Questions (will train)
Individuals for minor set up and distribution of member materials
In exchange for your time, SMPTE will provide each volunteer free access to the conference on the day the volunteer works.
May 21-22, 2009 Prague, Czech Republic Corporate sponsorship opportunities are now available for the inaugural Global Summit on Emerging Technologies presented by SMPTE and IABM in association with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The summit will bring together global thought-leaders to explore the technologies that will define the content business of the future, as well as the whole foundation for the media and entertainment worlds in the next decade. [More Information]
If you are interested in setting up a sponsorship review meeting with leaders from the organizations, please contact Mariette Yost at email@example.com for more details.
New Technology Committee for Broadband Distribution SMPTE has formed a new Technology Committee (TC) on the application of Broadband distribution of content. A growing volume of content is flowing to consumers in methods other than the traditional television and cinema channels. This new Committee addresses the need for interoperable content mastering and packaging standards that can enhance the rapid adoption of these new business models.
TC 23B's inaugural meeting will be hosted in conjunction with the SMPTE 2008: Annual Tech Conference & Expo at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles on October 27, 2008. While all are welcome to this initial meeting, membership of the SMPTE Standards Community will be required for ongoing participation. [Further Information and Registration]
SMPTE PDA Now Don't miss the next SMPTE PDA Now educational webcast Topic: Digital Intermediates (DI): Practical Application When: October 9, 2008 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern
This SMPTE PDA Now event is intended to help participants understand the process of creating the highest quality digital intermediates. Topics will include a brief overview of the DI process, challenges and associated solutions, innovative techniques, and what lies over the horizon for DI. [Register Now]
SMPTE PDA Now is sponsored by Avid, Canon, and Insight Media. SMPTE PDA Now is free to SMPTE members and $49 for nonmembers. Participation is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.
SMPTE PDA Anywhere If you've not heard, SMPTE PDA Now live educational webcasts are recorded and posted online for free access by SMPTE Members. Here is a list of available recordings:
Installing BXF Messaging: A case study Guest Speaker: Rick Stora, Sundance Digital, part of Avid
Evaluation Monitor Performance: How do new display technologies compare to the CRT Guest Speaker: Pete Putman, ROAM Consulting L.L.C.
BXF Inside and Out Guest Speaker: Chris Lennon, Harris
Essentials of File-based Technologies for HDTV Guest Speaker: Al Kovalick, Avid
HDTV Transition: Managing Aspect Ratio from Camera to the Home Guest speakers: Graham Jones, National Association of Broadcasters and Larry Thaler, VP Distribution, NBC Universal
Bringing Stereoscopic 3D Content and TVs to the Home - How Will it Happen? Guest Speaker: Chris Chinnock, President, Insight Media
Digital Cinema Guest Speaker: David Reisner, D-Cinema Consulting
HD Image Acquisition Guest Speaker: Larry Thorpe, Broadcast & Communications Division, Canon U.S.A. Inc.
Transitioning to Tapeless Digital Media: What to Expect - Lessons Learned from Those Who Made The Change Moderator: Tom Butts, Editor, TV Technology Magazine Panelists: Pete Couste, Supervising Producer, HORIZON Entertainment; Daine Pearson, Thomson Grass Valley; Gary Adcock, Founder, Studio 37
IPTV - What Does it Really Mean and How Does it Work? Guest Speaker: Greg Thompson, Chief Video Architect, Cisco Systems' VCNBU
Stay tuned! There is a whole lot more to come from this Exclusive SMPTE Member benefit.
Electronic Services Are you receiving your Section emails? Election notices? Have you checked your information in your Member Account recently? Problems logging in to your SMPTE account?
Please review the article “Member Contact and Electronic Services” in the July/August 2008 edition of the Motion Imaging Journal, or see the same content online at www.smpte.org/membership/services/ (no login required to view this page!)
Call For Papers 13th ITG Symposium on Electronic Media Systems, Technologies, Applications March 17-18, 2009 TU Dortmund, Germany
Authors are invited to submit original, technical-scientific contributions in English or German on topics in Electronic Media Technology including: Systems and their Applications, Networks and Transmission, and Technologies and Algorithms.
Contributions can be made in the form of oral presentations, demonstrations, or posters.
Please submit contributions to:
Oliver Hoffmann Dortmund University of Technology Communication Technology Institute Otto-Hahn-Str. 4 44221Dortmund, Germany E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Abstract of presentation/poster--November 15, 2008.