8-13 September 2011
24-27 October 2011
13-15 May 2012
SMPTE in the News
Here are links to some interesting articles on SMPTE. Take a moment to read:
SMPTE PDA Now
This webcast on MXF Essentials, will provide an overview of the standard and how it's used in applications as well as the words e.g. OP1a, Atom.
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SMPTE 2011 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
We are pleased to share early details about two major speakers for the Conference in October, including an Oscar award-winning producer involved in a major 3D release this fall and who will provide the headline keynote during the opening session 25 October, and an MPAA executive who will provide the keynote presentation at the Industry Luncheon 26 October. Please stay tuned for formal announcements and more details coming soon!
This conference is the preeminent annual gathering of the world's leading researchers, scientists, practitioners, and manufacturers. It features a full exhibit floor, great speakers, and unparalleled networking opportunities.
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Sponsorship Opportunities Available for the Fall Conference
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Book Your Exhibit Space Now for the Fall Conference!
Be sure to reserve your booth now for the 2011 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in October! The exhibit floor is 75% sold and space is going fast!
For a current Exhibit Floorplan and Exhibitor contract, click here.
Annual Meeting of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Come hear all about all the recent developments and future plans of your Society.
When: Wednesday, 26 October 2011
SMPTE Events Calendar
Don't forget to check the SMPTE Events Calendar for updated listings of SMPTE events, Industry events, and Section meetings. Please e-mail Roberta Gorman at email@example.com for information on how you can add your own events.
In partnership with other groups, SMPTE is pleased to inform you of these industy events:
HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post-Production
Entry Period: 1-19 August 2011
For complete information on the HPA Awards visit www.hpaawards.net.
The Reel Thing XXVII
18-20 August 2011
Visit www.the-reel-thing.org for more information.
All proceeds from The Reel Thing go to support the programs of the Association of Moving Image Archivists.
ATSC Boot Camp
Want to learn the "basics" of the organization? Want to be refreshed on the DTV Standard and our upcoming work? A refresher course sounds perfect for you.
On 13 October 2011, the ATSC will host a one-day ATSC Boot Camp at the Iowa Public television Facilities in Johnston, Iowa.
Registration for this event is now open—please visit the ATSC website and join us on 13 October!
Thank you to Heartland Video Systems, Inc., a current Boot Camp sponsor.
Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please contact Lindsay for more information.
New Engineering Documents
The following SMPTE Engineering Documents were published during July 2011. Links to the documents in the SMPTE Store are noted below.
SMPTE ST 2022-4:2011, Unidirectional Transport of Non-Piecewise Constant Variable Bit Rate MPEG-2 Streams on IP Networks
Extract from Scope
This standard defines a transport protocol for the carriage of real-time non-piecewise constant variable bit rate (VBR) MPEG-2 Transport Streams over IP networks, either with or without Forward Error Correction for recovery from network transmission errors. A non-piecewise constant VBR transport stream has no predictable time base to reconstruct the signal if the inter-packet timing is altered in transit through the network. This standard defines two methods to maintain the inter-packet timing through the non-synchronous IP network transport.
This standard covers the encapsulation and transmission of MPEG-2 transport streams but does not cover other processes such as MPEG-2 encoding or multiplexing. The scope of this standard is shown in Figure 1.
SMPTE ST 2056:2011, MPEG TS Packets Carried in VANC
Extract from Scope
This Standard defines a standardized wrapper for the carriage of low bit rate MPEG-2 TS packets, in the 10-bit vertical ancillary data (VANC) space of a standard definition or high definition serial digital link in accordance with SMPTE ST 291. Examples of such low bit-rate services are EBIF and DVB bit-mapped subtitles.
Note: Low bit rate means typically 1-20 TS packets per video frame.
Editors: Michael D. Smith, Peter Ludé and Bill Hogan
This compendium contains over 50 papers published in the SMPTE Journal during the past century. These historic SMPTE papers provide a foundation for understanding the current innovations in 3D stereoscopic areas, including acquisition, content creation, exhibition, distribution, and display technology. Edited by Michael D. Smith, Peter Ludé, and Bill Hogan, with chapter Introductions by Ray Zone, the papers in this book contain a wealth of information on the transformation of 3D from its early days of experimentation to current applications in media and entertainment. This book will serve as an important reference tool in any technical library.
Member price: $69
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