14 November 2011 Australia Section
Trackdown Scoring Stage
Building #125, The Entertainment Quarter
115 Lang Road, Moore Park NSW
16 November 2011 Hollywood Section
The Emerging role and Current State of Pre Vis in Production
Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 N. Vine St.
16 November 2011 New York Section
Columbia University, 750 Schapiro/CEPSR
530 West 120 Street,
New York, NY
17 November 2011 Sacramento Section
Return Loss in Professional Video Systems
AJA Video Systems
180 Litton Drive
Grass Valley, CA
19 November 2011 San Francisco Section
60 years of SMPTE in the Bay Area
Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum
37417 Niles Boulevard
New SMPTE Digital Library
Finally the long-awaited SMPTE Digital Library is here - starting with the Journal!
The library, built and hosted upon the highly acclaimed HighWire Publishing platform, includes the various elements of SMPTE's intellectual property, including SMPTE Journal dating back to SMPTE's inception in 1916 , SMPTE conference proceedings, and the full suite of Standards, Recommended Practices, and Engineering Guidelines. Members are able to freely access Journal issues going back ten years. Articles prior to 2001 are available to SMPTE members for $10 and to non-members for $20. Abstracts to articles remain freely available to all.
San Francisco Section – 60th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, 19 November 2011 Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum 37417 Niles Boulevard San Francisco, CA
The San Francisco Section will celebrate the Section's 60th anniversary by visiting the past and honoring the advancements in the theory and practice of engineering in motion pictures, television, and the allied arts and sciences credited to the San Francisco area. As we wind back the clock, we will be venturing back into the dawn of the film industry in California with Bronco Billy and Charlie Chaplin at the Edison Theater, Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, Fremont California with the museum's historian David Kiehn.
Don't forget to check the SMPTE Events Calendar for updated listings of SMPTE events, Industry events, and Section meetings. You may also add your own events by clicking on "Add an Event" at the bottom of the calendar. Sections are especially encouraged to add their meeting dates. E-mail Roberta Gorman at email@example.com to add an event.
In partnership with other groups, SMPTE is pleased to inform you of these industry events:
A Celebration of Takuo "Tak" Miyagishima's Life
Panavision invites you to a celebration of the remarkable life of Takuo Miyagishima on Tuesday, 15 November 2011.
Light refreshments: 7 p.m. Program begins: 8 p.m.
Sony Pictures Studio, Cary Grant Theatre
10202 West Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA
(please enter at the Madison gate, on the east side of the lot) RSVP: 818-316-1003, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 29 November - Thursday, 1 December 2011 Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. Exhibit Hall: 30 Nov. – 1 Dec 2011
Plan now to attend the East Coast's largest pro video and broadcast expo, 29 November to 1 December. Learn about cutting-edge video technologies and techniques in a comprehensive conference program produced by the experts at DMDC; get hands on with the latest video gear in an exhibit featuring over 120 suppliers, dealers and distributors; and attend FREE special events and networking opportunities. Register now with code SMPTE11 for a free exhibit hall pass or $25 off the conference program. Early bird rates expire November 11. Don't miss it!
7-8 December 2011
San Jose Garden Hotel
San Jose, CA
SMPTE President Peter Ludé, SVP, Sony Systems Engineering, will join nearly 100 top executives from Hollywood and Silicon Valley at the 6th Annual Digital Living Room summit on 7-8 December in San Jose. CBS, ABC, DirecTV, Verizon, DreamWorks and CNN join Pandora, Flixster, AOL, Logitech, Intel, Shazam, Gartner and many more in a unique conference.
Be where digital storage converges with content creation and delivery!
Join CEO's, industry leaders, manufacturers, and end users at Storage Visions 2012!
Find how digital content will be created, protected and stored from the executives, analysts and professionals at the forefront of digital technology!
SV 2012 explores the convergent needs of digital storage to support cloud content distribution and sharing, user generated content capture and use and professional media and entertainment applications.
MXF Implementation: How is it Being Applied in the Real World?
Thursday, 17 November 2011 10:00 Pacific/13:00 Eastern /19:00 Central European
How are users and vendors implementing MXF? Based on the results of the survey that you, the SMPTE PDA Now audience, completed since webcast #1, Bruce Devlin, CTO, Amberfin, presents the final webcast of his four part MXF series. During this SMPTE PDA Now educational webcast, Mr. Devlin investigates real MXF usage—why are there so many variants? Is it really Bruce's fault? In addition, Devlin addresses these questions: What can we do about the number of MXF variants? Do vendors, users and System Integrators agree about the causes? What can members of the industry do as individuals to overcome the challenges of MXF implementation?
This Event is FREE for SMPTE Members and $49 for Associates and Non-Members.
SMPTE Partners with Organizations that Offer Discounted Rates to SMPTE Members
Future Media Concepts, Inc. (FMC), established in 1994, is the nation's premier digital media training organization providing manufacturer-authorized training in digital video and film editing, motion graphics, Web design and development, sound design, 3D animation, desktop publishing, architectural and mechanical design, Mac IT and mobile Apps development. FMC provides in-class, on-site and online training options for IT professionals, Apps developers and digital media professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of digital entertainment and media content.
FMC is an Authorized Training partner for Adobe(r), Apple(r), Autodesk(r), Avid(r), Boris FX(r), NewTek(r) and Softimage(r).
SMPTE Members will receive a 20% discount on all FMC Registrations.
There is no doubt that the Motion Imaging Industry has undergone tremendous change over the past several years. The disruptive transition from traditional workflows to file-based workflows has created the need for industry technologists to fully understand essential networking concepts such as network architectures, protocols, network addressing, subnets, Ethernet and many more concepts increasingly utilized in our day-to-day work. In the past, only a few options existed to acquire this essential knowledge and these options generally were expensive and always required travel.
Today, SMPTE is helping to more easily access opportunities to learn these critical principles through its Professional Development Academy. SMPTE is now part of the Cisco Networking Academy network and, as such, now offers the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Course, Networking Fundamentals through its innovative blended virtual classroom environment. That's right, virtual classroom! There is no travel and the seven week course can be completed using your high speed Internet connected computer. Led by an expert instructor, course participants complete online lessons, complete learning assessments and actually configure simulated networks using Cisco's Packet Tracer program.
Registration for the next course will open soon! For more information please visit us at www.smpte.org.
This standard specifies the basic formatting structure of the ancillary data space in digital video data streams in the form of 10 bit words. Application of this standard includes, but is not limited to, 525-line and 625-line standard definition digital television interfaces (component and composite), high definition digital television interfaces (750 and 1125 lines), and D-Cinema interfaces that provide 8-bit or 10-bit ancillary data spaces. Space available for ancillary data packets is defined in documents specifying connecting interfaces. Ancillary data packet payload definitions for a specific application are specified by a SMPTE Standard, Recommended Practice, or Registered Disclosure Document, or by a document generated by another organization, a company, or an individual (an Entity). When a payload format is registered with SMPTE, an application document describing the payload format is required, and the registered ancillary data packet is identified by a registered data identification word.
SMPTE ST 429-2:2011 (Revision of SMPTE 429-2-2009), D-Cinema Packaging – DCP Operational Constraints
3D Cinema and Television Technology: The First 100 Years Available for Purchase
Holiday Discount: Purchase a copy through 31 December 2011, and receive a 15% discount.
Promo code: holiday11
This compendium contains over 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, 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 serves as an important reference tool in any technical library.
The November/December issue of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal is themed "Imaging Beyond 1080i." Papers in this issue discuss ultra high definition camera technology and content production techniques, as well as holographic television. Also, don't miss the 2011 SMPTE Technical conference recap! Click here to view the latest issue.
SMPTE U.S. Members: Close the Medicare Coverage Gap
It's no surprise your out-of-pocket Medicare expenses are getting out of control. With the rising cost of healthcare today, some seniors are even forced to make difficult choices about whether to pay for medicine or food.
Discover an affordable solution for SMPTE members.
Fortunately, your SMPTE membership provides you with access to a smart, affordable Medicare supplement solution. Our Medicare supplement plan provides you with private health insurance to help fill the gaps in your original Medicare coverage. It provides additional health insurance benefits not available through Medicare Part A or Part B.
Need prescription coverage too?
In addition to Medicare supplement insurance, you can also secure low-cost Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.
Why wait another day to reserve your coverage?
Click here for more information on the SMPTE Members' Insurance Program.
Depending on the state of residence, our insurance plans are underwritten by AEGON companies Transamerica Life Insurance Company, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Monumental Life Insurance Company, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Transamerica Financial Life Insurance Company, Harrison, NY (for NY residents only).
** Part D choice plans are not underwritten by any Transamerica Companies.
John David Biedenharn
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Daniel De La Rosa
Aisha R. Eifert
James J. Faraday
Domenico V Fargnoli
Joshua Lee Haynie
Matthew Alan Litwiller
David G. Luke
Erik Patrick Mahoney
Neil W. Smith
Nicolette Francesca Way
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/.