SMPTE Brings Acclaimed Seminar To Washington, DC: Generating & Automating Content For Multiple Platforms

One-day session debuted to sold-out audience in Montreal with focus on content generation for smart phones, tablets, PCs, set-top-boxes, satellite receivers, computers, and connected televisions

White Plains, NY, 7 November 2012 - As broadband, mobile, and Internet technologies continue to remake business models across the digital media ecosystem, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment and technology industries, is bringing a new one-day seminar to Washington, DC this month. How To Generate & Automate Content for Multi-Platform, Multi-Display Distribution helps IT and video professionals create content without having to worry a great deal about its ultimate distribution platform or display device.

The SMPTE seminar kicked-off in Montreal earlier this year to a sold-out audience and strong reviews. The Washington, D.C. event is scheduled to take place on Monday, 26 November and features presentations by Ben Davenport of AmberFin and Mark Darlow of the Harris Corp. It runs from from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will be held at at National Public Radio (NPR) headquarters at 635 Mass. Ave., NW in downtown Washington. The cost is USD $199 for SMPTE members, $229 for members of partner organizations, $299 for non-members, and $59 for students. Potential attendees are advised to make plans to attend as soon as possible. Registration information is available at www.smpte.org/seminars.

SMPTE seminars are taught by industry leaders and use a highly concentrated approach to provide an immersive, strictly non-commercial, educational experience. Among the subjects to be explored in this seminar are the technological differences between the types and formats of various multi-platform distribution systems and display devices; the technologies and processes for generating/automating content for iPad/iPhone and Android tablet/smart phone devices, set-top-boxes, satellite receivers, computers, and connected televisions; and effective workflows for multi-platform display and distribution. The seminar will also discuss the potential impact of new and emerging SMPTE and other standards such as the Interoperable Master Format (IMF), which creates a set of master files and associated metadata for the interchange and automated creation of downstream distribution packages.

Additional SMPTE seminars are scheduled for New York, NY, in the United States, and Toronto, Ontario in Canada. Registration and more information are available at www.smpte.org/seminars.