SMPTE Monthly

Table of Contents

National Events

October 26-28, 2010

SMPTE 2010 Technical Conference & Exhibition

Renaissance Hollywood Hotel

Hollywood, CA

Section Events

October 12, 2010

Detroit Section

Topic to be announced

October 12, 2010

Philadelphia Section

Presentations: IT Integration Into the Broadcast


October 20, 2010

New England Section

Camera System Architecture

Dedham Holiday Inn

October 21, 2010

Rocky Mountain

Annual Bootcamp Seminar:

Workshop In IP Networking for Media

Harris Broadcast


October 2010


The SMPTE 2010 Annual Tech Conference & Expo

is almost here!

Join us on 26-28 October 2010 in Hollywood, CA, for an extremely enlightening and interesting program featuring professionals in the motion imaging industry, eager to discuss topics in their areas of expertise, including File-Based Workflow, Cinematography and Post: New Tools and Trends, Film Archive and Restoration, Filling the 3D Pipeline-Production and Distribution, the Status of Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV), Audio Issues, Service-Oriented and Cloud-Based Architectures in Media, Station Infrastructure, Processing Architectures and much more.

This year's event features Chris Carey, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Technical Operations for Paramount Pictures, as the Industry Luncheon Keynote on Tuesday, 26 October.

Clyde Smith, Senior Vice President of Global Broadcast Technology and Standards for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., will speak at the Fellows Luncheon on Thursday, 28 October.

Full Program Line-Up

Pre-Conference Seminar: Digital Media Ecosystem Essentials

Kicking off the 2010 SMPTE Technical Conference & Expo is our pre-conference seminar on Monday, 25 October, highlighting the Digital Media Ecosystem Essentials. Packed with high-value presentations from the experts who are helping to lead the evolution, this event explores the key concepts, the major players, core issues and challenges and the economics surrounding .the digital ecosystem.

Click here for a complete program lineup.


Last Chance to Book Your Hotel Room for the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Expo!

The SMPTE Group reservation rates are as follows:

  • Single/Double Deluxe Rooms: $229
  • Executive Rooms: $269
  • One Bedroom Suites: $279

The deadline for reservations under the group rate has been extended

to 15 October 2010.

Book your room now!


Don't Miss Out on the Second Early Bird Discount!

Register Now for the conference and receive a 10% discount off the regular conference rate!

But hurry because the discount ends October 13!

Conference Rates and Packages

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! If you would like to sponsor an event at the conference, it's not too late. Click here for more information.



SMPTE Exhibition

The exhibit hall, covering approximately 15,000 sq. ft will include more than 50 companies from the motion imaging industry. Come and see the latest technologies and services. Check out new products and examine the most recent innovations in the motion imaging industry.

Exhibit Hours:

Tuesday 26 October: 1:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday 27 October:  9:45 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday 28 October:  9:45 am - 2:00 pm

The following companies will be participating:


Amphenol RF







Calibre U.K. Ltd





Cobalt Digital


Data Direct

Digital Rapids

Digital Vision










Media Links, Inc.







Photo Research

Pixel Power

Qualis Audio










21st Century 3D

Utah Scientific


YBK Enterprises


Click here for exhibit floorplan.


Annual Meeting of the Voting Members of SMPTE

27 October 2010 – 6:00 p.m.

The Annual Meeting of the voting members of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will be held at 6:00 p.m. on 27 October 2010, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, 1755 North Highland Ave, Hollywood, California 90028 USA.

Please make every effort to attend to cast your vote on the Bylaws Revision.

Again, if you are unable to attend the meeting you may send in your proxy. Click here to view the form.


You are invited to attend the next Schubin Cafe Luncheon

IBC Review: What You Missed in Amsterdam (and What It All Means)

12 October 2010

Hill Country

30 West 26th Street,

New York

12 - 2:00 p.m.

At the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam last month, attendees could watch video images of a fire and feel the heat and smell the smoke. They could hold a high-frame-rate 2K camera in the palm of a hand. They could enter a five-camera studio that fits in half a parking space or use advanced test & monitoring equipment that fits in half a rack unit. And, of course, there was bikini beach volleyball.

Is it possible that someone came up with a new way to shoot 3D? Were there motion-picture projectors in 1720? What are 22.2-channel headphones? Join multiple-Emmy-award-winning SMPTE Fellow Mark Schubin as he reports on IBC 2010.

Register today for free!


Infinite Range, Infinite Possibilities

Introducing the Dolby PRM-4200 Professional Reference Monitor, the most accurate monitor for creating any type of entertainment content.

You've heard the Dolby difference - now see it.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

W Hollywood

6250 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, CA

6:00-9:00 p.m. - Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres

7:00 p.m. - Product Introduction

- Workflow demonstrations with partners ARRI, Digital Vision, and DVS

- Complimentary Valet Parking

Space is limited!

RSVP by October 13 at


11 November 2010 Service Oriented Architectures (SOA)

25 November 2010 Internet and Other New Media

9 December 2010 Stereoscopic 3D

(Please note - Calendar is subject to change. with.)

For additional information, follow this link:

Thanks to our SMPTE PDA Sponsor AJA Video Systems.



New Online Subscriptions for SMPTE Standards, Recommended Practices and Engineering Guidelines

SMPTE is pleased to launch online access to its Engineering Documents and will offer subscriptions to these documents from a secure online library.  This new service provides easier access and enriched features to subscribers of SMPTE's valuable Standards, Recommended Practices and Engineering Guidelines, including email alerts to inform subscribers when new content has been posted. SMPTE will end publishing its Engineering Documents on CD-ROM.

Full details of the new subscription packages, including lower pricing for individual member subscriptions is available at . Documents will continue to be available for individual purchase and download from the SMPTE store.  


New Engineering Documents

The following SMPTE Engineering Documents were published during September, 2010. Links to the documents in the SMPTE Store are noted below.

SMPTE ST 2045:2010, Register Interchange Format

Extract from Scope

This standard specifies a generic data model to represent the contents of the UL-based SMPTE registers. Examples of such registers are SMPTE 335M, SMPTE 395M or SMPTE 400M. This generic data model also provides elements to hold administrative information used for the maintenance of the UL-based SMPTE registers. It includes rules how to extend the data model to represent the contents of specific UL-based SMPTE registers. This standard also specifies how to encode the contents of individual registers as XML documents. This standard does not define the relationships between the different registers. The data model is limited to defining the attributes that can be used by different SMPTE registers.

SMPTE ST 2051:2010, Two-Frame Marker for 50-Hz and 60(/1.001)-Hz Progressive Digital Video Signals on 1.5 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s Interfaces

Extract from Scope

This standard defines a Two-Frame Marker for progressive HDTV video formats at 50-Hz, 60/1.001(59.94)-Hz, and 60-Hz frame rates. This Two-Frame Marker is multiplexed into serial streams carrying such a video format to govern the alignment of system actions such as switching to the data block boundaries of embedded ancillary data services having one half the frame rate (Fr/2) compared to the video frame rate (Fr).  Requirements for use of this Two-Frame Marker are also defined in this standard.

Note 1:  Users should be aware that equipment manufactured prior to the publication of this standard typically will not comply with its requirements.

Note 2:  Use of the Two-Frame Marker is optional with progressive video streams at 50-Hz, 60/1.001(59.94)-Hz, and 60-Hz frame rates mapped to interlaced serial interfaces at 25-Hz, 30/1.001(29.97)-Hz, and 30-Hz frame rates, respectively.


Membership Updates

SMPTE is Now on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

Visit our page on Facebook to share your knowledge and information on the latest development in the motion imaging industry. Tell us about the events that you have already attended or plan to attend. Follow us on Twitter as we share the events taking place at the SMPTE Fall Conference and other events in the motion imaging industry, or Join our Group of professionals on LinkedIn: Network with colleagues from all facets of the industry, including motion picture studios, broadcast and cable networks, production and post-production community, software companies, systems integrators, manufacturers, display technologies, distribution providers and more!

News from the Student Chapters

A feature film produced by students at Baylor has received accolades at film festivals. The full length feature, Endings, involving approximately 40 students, was written, produced, and directed by Prof. Chris Hansen of Baylor University. It won "Best Director" at the Atlanta Underground Film Festival and "Best Dramatic Feature" at the Southern Winds Film Festival. To see the trailer and read more, click here.

Professor Hansen's previous feature, The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah, is also available online at iTunes and on Hulu.

Please send any news of student chapter events to Roberta Gorman at

SMPTE Career Center Discounts

Post your jobs on the SMPTE Career Center – and get a discount through the end of December 2010.

  • Sustaining members get a 20% discount (email to get the special code).
  • All others get a 10% discount with the code JOBS2010.
  • Resume search included in the price of a posting.
  • Internship postings are always free!

Professionals – post your resume now!


Sustaining Members

We thank our sustaining members for their ongoing support that enables SMPTE to further its mission as the recognized leader in motion imaging.

New Sustaining Members



NBC Universal


Sustaining Membership Upgrades


Gold to Platinum

New Members

Pau Arumi

Marco Bario

Daniel Beard

Abraham Levi Borbujo

Austin Lee Boylen

Carl Burnett

Tim Buttner

Eric Carson

Ian Cavén

Ka Man Cheng

Ho Cheuk Kin

Jeremy Clark

Patrick Kent Daly

Kegan Dearing

Michael Dilworth

Guozhen Dong

David Feldman

Rick M. Fernandez

Sandy Fury

Gerard Joseph Gallagher

George John Gorzelanczyk

Thomas Hardenburger

Brandon Harold

Tom Houlbrooke

Jimmy Howe

Syed Jafri

Keith Jenkins

Hakim M. Kharbut

Yunhyoung Kim

Anthony Klick

Justin Kovar

Ma Shun Kung

Francois Legrand

Ka Ue Leung

Julianna Lighty

Russell R. Lord

Balazs Istvan Lucza

Rick Malkames

Toni Mateos

Belinda Merritt

Barry D.R. Miles

Alan B. Mueting

Kelly C. Mulay

Scott Norcross

Kjell Ove Nordlien

Andre Jeffrey Parker

Matt Rose

Michael Scholl

Shawn Sullivan

Jim Thomas

John T. Wiggins

Braden E. Yandle


Technology Tip

Where Do I Find My Member ID Number?

This is a frequently asked question and we are currently working with our web developers to place your membership id in a more visible area. In the meantime, you can take these steps to find your member id:

1. Log in to the Members Area of the SMPTE Website

2. Click "My Account" on the left hand side of the page.

3. Click the "Edit" button next to your name at the top of the page.

4. You will find your member number under the heading "Additional Information."


SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal

The October issue of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal is themed 3D. This issue includes articles addressing standards development in 3D, the relationship between natural vision and stereoscopic vision, stereo acquisition, stereo coding, and screen gain.

Click here to view the latest online Journal.


Join the SMPTE Board of Editors

SMPTE'S Board of Editors plays a fundamental role in choosing the papers that are published in the Motion Imaging Journal. The contributions of reviewers in providing evaluation of papers in their specific areas of expertise ensure that papers published are the highest caliber in technical content, value of information, and interest to our readers. If you are interested in becoming a part of this team, contact at Headquarters or e-mail SMPTE Board of Editors Chair, Glen Pensinger at


SMPTE Staff Contacts

Executive Director

Barbara Lange 914-205-2370

Director of Operations

Sally D'Amato 914-205-2375

Manager, Member Relations

Roberta Gorman 914-205-2376

Executive Assistant

June Marie Sobrito 914-205-2384


Ken Wendel 914-205-2372

Director of Engineering & Standards

Peter Symes



Manager of Engineering Services

Mauricio Roldan 914-205-2374

Standards Publisher

Elizabeth Migliore 914-205-2373

Director of Professional Development

Joel Welch 914-205-2379

Managing Editor

Dianne Purrier 914-205-2377



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