SMPTE is Now Accepting Applications for the 2012 Lou Wolf Memorial Scholarship!
The Lou Wolf Memorial Scholarship is designed to help students further their undergraduate or graduate studies in motion pictures and television, with an emphasis on technology.
Applicants must be:
The amount of the scholarship will be up to $2,000.
Each award will be paid to the accredited educational institution the scholarship winner is attending. In addition, the award includes full conference registration to the 2012 SMPTE Technical Conference and Exhibition in Hollywood, CA. Scholarship winners will be recognized at the Honors and Awards Ceremony during the Conference.
For more information, or to apply, please visit: www.smpte.org/membership/student/scholarships.
Only Three Days Until the SMPTE Forum!
Space is Limited! Register Now!
13-15 May 2012
Produced in collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union
Join Tom Morrod, the head of TV technology at the global research firm IHS Screen Digest, along with a panel of industry leaders for a discussion about the kinds of business models and overall structures media companies will need to be successful in the next 10 to 15 years at the SMPTE Forum on Emerging Media Technologies, an executive-level symposium to be held 13-15 May in Geneva and produced by SMPTE in collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union.
For program and registration details, please visit www.smpteforum.org.
Sustaining Member Meeting
Notice: A special meeting of the Sustaining Members of SMPTE will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, during the SMPTE Forum on Sunday 13 May, 14:00-16:00 local time. Join us for an open forum to discuss SMPTE's role in your company and how we can better serve you as a sustaining member.
BootCamp V Technical Seminar: "The Expanding Universe of Broadcasting"
5-6 June 2012
The Toronto Section of SMPTE will be holding its hugely popular BootCamp Technical Seminar this spring. This year's topical umbrella is "The Expanding Universe of Broadcasting." Within this arena, presenters will explore new and evolving methods and technologies related to media acquisition, production, presentation, and distribution in the professional television and film industries. As these areas continue to broaden with ever-more powerful media toolsets and technology/distribution opportunities, the need for SMPTE Toronto's bi-annual boot camps continues to grow.
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"Are We CALM Yet?"
A Joint SMPTE Meeting with the AES Atlanta Section
11 June 2012
Broadcasters and content providers alike are now painfully aware of the presence of the U.S. Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM Act) of 2010. What may not be clear, however, is the impact of the Act, and the FCC Rules it spawned, on the daily operations of content providers and their "downstream" customers: the TV stations and MVPDs. Additionally, we will investigate the effects on ad creation and distribution, as well as look at the background of both the CALM Act and the ATSC Recommended Practice A/85 it mandates.
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Network Technology Seminar
26-27 June 2012
The EBU Network Technology Seminar is an essential annual rendezvous for broadcast experts dealing with specialized and IT infrastructure, as well as for IT network and storage specialists that deal with broadcast media content in production, contribution and B2B, and in primary distribution. NTS 2012 will cover the latest developments in this field and will focus on sharing the experiences of EBU Members through detailed use case presentations. It is a key meeting point for this community of experts and the industry.
Registration is now open! SMPTE Members get a discounted rate. Click here for more information and to register.
2012 SMPTE Regional Seminars
Don't miss this opportunity to learn "How to Generate and Automate Content for Multi-platform, Multi-display Distribution"!
This is one of the hottest topics in the motion imaging industry! It seems almost everyone is looking to produce content for consumption anywhere! For more information or to register, please visit us at http://smpte.org/seminars
Seminar Dates and Locations:
Thank you to our Global Sponsors:
Special thanks to the following companies for their expertise to the curriculum development process:
2012 SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
22 October 2012
23-25 October 2012
Call for Papers
2012 SMPTE Battle of the Bands--Coming to Hollywood this October!
SMPTE will be showcasing the talents of our members at this year's Honors & Awards after party, 25 October 2012 in Hollywood, CA. Attendees of the Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition who would like to participate and strut their stuff will be matched with other SMPTE musicians to perform at the party. We are looking for anyone interested in participating as a musician, sound technician, or event organizer. We are also looking for in-kind donations of PA equipment, instruments, and amps for the evening. Anyone providing equipment for the event will receive a sponsorship package for the Annual Technical Conference. Please contact Sally-Ann D'Amato at email@example.com!
SMPTE Events Calendar
Don't forget to check the SMPTE Events Calendar for updated listings of SMPTE events, Industry events, and Section meetings. Sections are especially encouraged to add their meeting dates. To add an event, please contact Roberta Gorman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In partnership with other groups, SMPTE is pleased to inform you of these industry events:
The Future of Image and Video Compression
Join the University of California Irvine for a free webinar and learn about the emerging research and standards in Next Generation Video Coding (HEVC) techniques. HEVC provides a significantly higher coding performance than MPEG-2 and AVC, especially for high-resolution video. HEVC also presents many new challenges, including encoding optimization, mode decision, rate-control, hardware design, and error concealment. Presented by SMPTE member Jordan Isailovic, Ph.D. Please register at www.extension.uci.edu/events to reserve your space and receive login information.
To register, please go to http://unex.uci.edu/services/events/.
Dimension 3 Forum
13-15 June 2012
Dimension 3 Forum welcomes worldwide experts for a state of the art of latest images equipment and applications. Dimension 3 is an exceptional networking hub in Europe for professionals whose development strategy includes the new dimensions of images regarding creation, production, broadcasting or visualization. Dimension 3 offers conferences, workshops, a festival, a S3D content Market and a recruitment place. Dimension 3 takes place at the Docks de Paris in Saint-Denis (France), from June 13th to 15th.
SMPTE members receive a 20% discount. Code: D3/SMPTE
SMPTE Members Receive a 15% Discount to DCM EAST
The premise behind DCM East is simple: to help media & entertainment experts improve processes, build audiences, create relationships...in short, anything which enables you to monetize your digital content. DCM is designed to bring you closer to the projects that are making waves at the forefront of content monetization. Navigate the complex maze of devices, multiple platforms, new partnerships and cutting edge technologies. DCM East takes place in New York on 19-21 June.
Visit www.dcm-east.com for more information. To gain your 15% discount quote DCMESMPTE.
Creative Storage Conference
26 June 2012
Come to the one-day Creative Storage Conference on 26 June 2012 in Culver City, CA, to make valuable connections and to participate in the latest trends and requirements for digital storage to serve creative minds and create new and growing markets.
Multiple sessions spread over the day cover:
To register for the event, go to CreativeStorage.org.
SMPTE Members get a discount of $100 off the regular early registration price with the coupon code onehundredoff709381.
SBE Leadership Development Course
31 July-2 August
This three-day interactive event challenges you to refine your leadership skills as you better understand and improve how you interact with others. Geared specifically to broadcast engineers, subjects of this course include: understanding the dynamics of leadership; CAPS Study: a self- assessment of your leadership style; effective motivation techniques; generations in the workplace; building winning teams; managing conflict, and much more. The course is led by Rodney Vandeveer, a professor of organizational leadership and supervision at Purdue University.
The cost for members of the SBE or SMPTE is $590, and $640 for non-members. As a SMPTE member, simply put 'SMPTE' in as the member number. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
"I learned more about myself in three days than I have in the last 30 years!" –Robbie Winter, CTO, CBT
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Upcoming PDA Now Topics
Guest Speaker: Peter Symes, Director, Standards & Engineering, SMPTE
As you may know, SMPTE is the premier standards development body for the motion imaging industry. What you may not know, however, is how those standards are developed.
During our next SMPTE Standards webcast, guest speaker, Peter Symes, SMPTE's Director, Standards & Engineering will discuss the process behind development of SMPTE Standards. Symes will explain why standards are important and who is involved in the standards development process. You will also learn how and why you too can be involved.
To register, please visit us at http://smpte.org/education/pda_now
Topic: Behind the Back-Office – Systems and Staff that Create a Broadcast Playlist
Guest Speaker: Karyn Reid Bliss, StorerTV, Inc.
Engineering and operations staff members see the end result of a process that starts months before with input from multiple systems and departments. So what are the systems and processes that go into creating an automation playlist, whether file based or realtime BXF transactions? Join guest speaker Karyn Reid Bliss, StorerTV, Inc., to find out.
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2012 SMPTE Virtual Classroom:
The Cisco CCNA Exploration Program is comprised of four intensive Cisco's CCNA Exploration courses. Successfully completing all four courses in the CCNA Exploration Program may help an individual prepare for the Cisco CCNA Certification Exam.
Course offerings for 2012 include three CCNA1: Network Fundamentals courses (8 weeks each), three CCNA2: Routers and Routing Basics courses (9 weeks each) and one CCNA3: LAN Switching and Wireless course (10 weeks).
For more information, or to register, please click here. Space is limited, so don't delay!
The SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal
The May/June issue of the Journal is themed "Perception." Papers in this issue address Stereoscopy and the Human Visual System, Stereoscopy Volume Perception, Perceptual Effects When Scaling Screen Size of Stereo 3D Presentations, and more.Click here to view the journal.
Join the SMPTE Board of Editors
The SMPTE Journal is seeking members interested in actively participating in its on-line peer review process. Members of the Board of Editors have the opportunity to review and evaluate papers submitted for publication in their areas of expertise and interest. Board membership also provides the opportunity to suggest and discuss important issues in motion imaging to determine relevant topics for publication in the Journal. Working with the Editorial Vice President, Managing Editor and your colleagues on the BoE in shaping and maintaining a high level of editorial quality in the Journal, you will provide a valuable service to all SMPTE members and the Motion Imaging industry in general. If you are a SMPTE member and would like to join this volunteer effort please contact Glen Pensinger, BoE Chair, for further information at email@example.com.
New Engineering Documents
New Engineering Documents (published during April 2012):
SMPTE RDD 22:2012, Film Transfer – 2048 x 1556 Image Container and Signal Interface
Extract from Scope
The intended application of this RDD is for the transfer of full frame film images to electronic media. This RDD defines an image pixel array and interface container to transport a maximum pixel array of 2048 x 1556, over a realtime serial digital interface of 1650 lines. The source image is a 4:4:4 image, transported by a dual link interface. The 2048 x 1556 source image is mapped into 2 serial Interface containers, 2 x 1536 x 778 pixels (dual channel) per link. The Y/G image samples are interleaved between the Y and C channels of link A. The Red image samples are interleaved between the Y and C channels of link B. The Blue samples are interleaved between the C channels of link A and the Y channel of link B. This RDD serial interface data structure, sampling frequencies, and synchronizing signals have a lot in common to other SMPTE defined HDTV Serial interfaces. These commonalities should allow for the use of HDTV distribution equipment currently in use to transport these images. Because of the mapping format, processing and storage of the serial interface data will be required to display the 2048 x 1556 images.
SMPTE ST 2065-1:2012, Academy Color Encoding Specification (ACES)
Extract from Scope
The specification defines the Academy Color Encoding Specification (ACES).
SMPTE ST 2065-2:2012, Academy Printing Density (APD) –
Extract from Scope
This Standard defines Academy Printing Density (APD) – Specifying the Spectral Responsivities APD and the APD Reference Measurement Device.
SMPTE ST 2065-3:2012, Academy Density Exchange Encoding (ADX) –
Extract from Scope
This Standard defines the Academy Density Exchange Encoding (ADX) including the encoding method, the 16-bit and 10-bit component value encoding metrics, and the method for converting between the 16-bit and 10-bit component value encoding metrics.
3D Cinema and Television Technology: The First 100 Years
This compendium contains more than 50 papers published in the SMPTE Journal during the past century from 1919 to 2010. 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 serves as an important reference tool in any technical library.
Purchase a copy today!
Shopping at Amazon Can Benefit SMPTE!
When you shop Amazon, remember to connect through SMPTE first. Every time you start your Amazon shopping experience from SMPTE, you help SMPTE at no cost to you. Click here to start shopping.
Be a Part of SMPTE's Centennial!
SMPTE is planning for its Centennial Celebration in 2016! We're looking for members who are interested in participating on the Centennial Planning Committee. If you'd like to contribute your ideas, time, or knowledge, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATSC Honors S. Merrill Weiss with Bernard Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award
Congratulations to Merrill Weiss, the 2012 recipient of the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award. Weiss is a well-known industry consultant with over 45 years' experience in broadcasting. He is a Fellow of SMPTE, a recipient of the David Sarnoff Gold Medal and the Progress Medal, and has chaired numerous standards-writing committees.
The Lechner Award is bestowed once a year to an individual representative of the membership whose technical and leadership contributions to the ATSC have been invaluable and exemplary. The title of the award recognizes the first recipient, Bernard Lechner, for his outstanding services to the ATSC. The award winner is selected by the Board of Directors and presented at the ATSC Annual Meeting.
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Welcome, New Members
Welcome to our new members who recently joined the Society. SMPTE is happy to have you on board and we hope that you will find your membership to be rewarding.
Promote Your Organization and Support SMPTE
Taking advantage of one of SMPTE's outstanding promotional opportunities is a great way to ensure your organization stays front of mind with the most important people in the Motion Imaging Industry. Advertising on www.smpte.org, in SMPTE newsletters or in the SMPTE Journal provides visibility to a group you cannot access any other way. Want to demonstrate your company's commitment to elevating the Industry and SMPTE's furthering education and professional development efforts? There is no better way than to sponsor SMPTE's Professional Development Academy (SMPTE PDA). Supporting SMPTE PDA through one of its highly cost-effective sponsorships is a win-win-win. For more information, please visit SMPTE at www.smpte.org/about/promotional_opportunities/.