SMPTE Hong Kong Section to Host Standards Update

First Standards Update Held in Hong Kong Will Focus on HEVC (H.265) Standard and Developments in UHD (4K and Beyond) Standards

 

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. Feb. 19, 2013 — The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) today announced that the SMPTE Hong Kong section will host the organization’s Standards Update meeting from March 4-9 at the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI). In addition to facilitating face-to-face meetings among SMPTE members, the event will feature a one-day seminar, “SMPTE Standards Update With a Focus on Compression and Beyond HD,” presented on March 9 by industry experts from around the world.

“The SMPTE standards team is delighted to be holding meetings in Hong Kong for the first time,” said Dr. Hans Hoffman, engineering vice president at SMPTE. “Some 50 experts from many areas will participate, and we will leverage their attendance to present a seminar that highlights current developments in SMPTE and other standards bodies.”

The seminar is designed to aid Hong Kong professionals from the broadcast, media, and related sectors in understanding the industry’s latest development efforts and technical trends. Presentations will include hot topics along with applications and their development, with a specific focus on UHD (4K and beyond) and the newly released international codec HEVC (H.265).

The seminar following the Standards Update is co-hosted by HKDI and co-organized by Tech-ex Dot Com Ltd. Further details about the weeklong event and registration information are available online at http://www.tech-ex.com/temp/smpte2013/smpte_programme_130309.pdf. The event is free for professional SMPTE members and students. The fee is HK$400 for Associate SMPTE members and HK$600 for nonmembers.

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