October 27-29, 2009
SMPTE 2009 Technical Conference & Exhibition
November 14, 2009
Centennial College, Toronto
September 9, 2009
September 14, 2009
September 15, 2009
September 22, 2009
Rocky Mountain Section
September 24, 2009
SMPTE 2009 Annual Tech Conference & Expo Updates
Looking to enhance your knowledge, expand your operation's ROI, and realize more workflow and capital budget efficiencies? The 2009 SMPTE Tech Conference & Expo will help accelerate your efforts to advance and expand critical revenue-generating opportunities in the areas of HD, digital cinema, stereoscopic 3D cinema and 3D television – as well as provide you with practical approaches to readying your operation for digital and new media rollouts. To find out more about this year's technical sessions, please visit www.smpte2009.org.
And join us a day early on Oct. 26 for a special seminar – Advanced Media Workflows and MXF – produced by the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA).
To register now for this year's premier technical event simply log on here: https://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Register/IdentityConfirmation.aspx?e=1d972e35-dd00-49d7-a0b0-9bdca26d6db0.
More Bang For Your Marketing Bucks: Booth Space and Sponsorships Available
Take your marketing budget even further through established and effective promotion channels at SMPTE 2009!
SMPTE's annual conference brings together the highest quality of attendees: top level-executives, cutting-edge innovators, and some of the best and the brightest minds in the industry. If your company has not yet signed up for an exhibit booth or a sponsorship opportunity in association with the industry's premier technical event, there is still time to do so.
Visit www.smpte2009.org to find the perfect targeted marketing opportunity for your organization.
Hotel Room Reservations
The Hollywood Renaissance Hotel is offering a discounted group price for SMPTE attendees. With the multiple networking opportunities offered by the annual SMPTE Tech Conference & Expo, staying at the hotel is a great way to connect with other professionals.
Regional Seminar to be held in Toronto-
SMPTE's File-Based Workflows in Broadcast and Production Regional Seminar is coming to Toronto! If you were unable to attend one of our first three offerings you won't want to miss this one day event on November 14, 2009, hosted by Centennial College. Thank you to our speaker John Luff and our sponsor Harris Corporation. Registration will open soon!
Final Report for the SMPTE Task Force on Timing and Synchronization Available Now
At the end of 2007, SMPTE and the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) launched a Joint Task Force on Timing and Synchronization. The Task Force, joined by over 100 professionals from the Television, Film, and Information Technology industries, and from Academia, studied requirements for synchronization systems and time labeling systems for the future. The intention was to suggest technologies that might eventually replace color black synchronization, and the ubiquitous SMPTE Time Code.
After nearly two years of intensive work, we are delighted to announce the publication of the Final Report of the Task Force. The Report (127pp) is in the form of a "Request for Standardization" that will be a reference document for the SMPTE standards committees that will work on selection and definition of the new systems. The Report is now available for download from the SMPTE Store at http://store.smpte.org/category-s/23.htm for $25.00!
SMPTE 365 - Welcome to the Future!
SMPTE 365 is your online professional community of practice. It makes it easier for SMPTE members to network, share knowledge, generate ideas, post resources, showcase projects or research, to collaborate, and to connect with members of like interests and expertise. Have fun exploring, meeting new people, or create your own community. Make SMPTE 365 your place to connect, communicate, and collaborate with your SMPTE colleagues from around the world!
Thank you to Turner Broadcasting. SMPTE 365's founding Sponsor
SMPTE PDA Now: Stereoscopic displays in the home
Guest Speaker: Chris Chinnock, Insight Media
Most of us are now aware of or have experienced stereoscopic 3D in the movie theaters. There is, however, a tremendous amount of activity underway to bring the experience and glasses-free, auto stereoscopic technology to the home. For notebooks, monitors, TVs and home theater projectors, several 3D technologies are starting to enter the home. For small screens, 3D technology is starting to be commercialized for use in cellphones/smartphones, camera systems and picture frames. Creating the 3D ecosystem requires content, a delivery mechanism and a display system.
Please join our guest speaker Chris Chinnock, President of Insight Media, as he explores the various stereoscopic platforms available for the home, describes basic in-home display approaches, and then updates us on the status of current products and the expectations for future products.
The webcast is scheduled for Thursday September 24, 2009 beginning at 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific/17:00 UTC/GMT
To register, please visit us at www.smpte.org/education/education_pdanow.
SMPTE Member Benefit Alert!
There are new and improved insurance programs available through SMPTE. For more information go to www.selman.cc/sitelet/index.cfm/smpte
Vote Now for the 2009 Society Elections for Officers
Help determine SMPTE leadership! All voting members are encouraged to participate (Students and Associate members cannot vote in these elections). The elections will close September 28 at 11:59pm Eastern time. Make sure your voice is heard.
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:
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