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8-13 September 2011
The IBC Conference being held on Thursday 8 September to Tuesday 13 September is the leading international forum for analysis of the electronic entertainment industry. This year's event, which will be attended by the most influential thinkers from the world's foremost companies including The Walt Disney Studios, Sony Pictures, Facebook, Microsoft, Vodafone, Liberty Global, and ESPN gives you a unique insight into the state of the industry and a glimpse at the roadmaps that will govern its future.
The 2011 Conference is split into four carefully selected streams—Technology Advancements, Content Creation and Innovation, and the Business of Broadcasting and highlights hot topics in Connected TV and Devices, 3D, Sports, Advertising and Next-Generation Workflows.
Visit www.ibc.org for more information.
SMPTE Sustaining Member Exhibitors at IBC 2011
More than 1,300 companies will be participating in the IBC 2011 Exhibition on 9-13 September. New initiatives, such as the IBC Connected World, keep the show at the forefront of innovation and industry attention.
Be sure to visit SMPTE in the IBC Partnership Village at booth 8.F51f.
SMPTE Sustaining Members exhibiting at the event include:
SMPTE 2011 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
The SMPTE Symposium - Pre-Conference Seminar
The Large-Sensor Imaging Revolution
The Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
The Fall 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.
You don't want to miss it!
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Book Your Hotel Room Now for the Annual Technical Conference!
SMPTE is pleased to be holding its 2011 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa.
The Following Special Hotel Rates are available for Conference Attendees.
Note: The SMPTE Room Rate includes complimentary Internet access in your hotel room.
Reservations must be made by 3 October 2011 in order to receive this group rate.
Click here to make your reservation at the Group Rate or call Marriott reservations at 1-800-266-9432 and mention that you are with the SMPTE Conference in October 2011.
Just planning to attend the Exhibition? Get a FREE EXHIBIT PASS!
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We look forward to seeing you!
Sponsorship Opportunities Available for the Fall Conference
Sponsorship Packages start as low as $1,500 and include the following opportunities:
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Thank you to our Sponsors
Fall Conference Exhibit Floor is 95% SOLD OUT!
Time is running out to reserve your booth for the 2011 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in October! The exhibit floor is 95% sold and space is going fast!
· 10'x 10' Booths are available for $2,900 for Sustaining Members and $3,900 for non-members
For a current Exhibit Floorplan and Exhibitor Contract, click here.
Annual Meeting of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
3D@Home sponsors "3D User Experience Technical Summit" on 22 & 23 September at Hollywood & Highland. The 3D Technical Summit provides a look at the latest research and knowledge on the human dimension of 3D and what factors should be taken into consideration when creating, distributing and displaying 3D content. SMPTE members receive a 20% discount if registered by 5 September 2011 (use discount code '3DSMPTE2000').
For more information visit www.3D-TechSummit.com.
Oh Say Can You See? The Present and Future of Reference Monitors
A Full Day Symposium on Saturday, 1 October 2011
See the industry's leading reference monitors and consumer displays. Meet the foremost monitor experts and learn how to see your way through the breakthrough technology that is bringing reference display options back to our industry. Learn from respected cinematographers and colorists how they use reference monitors to ensure creative intent throughout content creation and delivery. Walk away with an understanding of reference monitor technology, applications and best practices for set up and use.
SMPTE PDA Now
When: Thursday 22 September 10:00 PDT/13:00 EDT /19:00 CET
During this SMPTE PDA Now educational webcast, co-architect of the MXF Standard, Bruce Devlin, CTO, Amberfin, explores the technical differences between IMX, XDCAM, P2, OP-ATOM, JPEG 2000, AS02, AS03. Devlin also explains how the MXF structures provide for synchronization and application optimization. Discussion also includes a brief review of the IMF working group and why there are differences in the MXF application designs.
This PDA Now educational webcast is the second in a monthly series of four MXF webcasts. Participate in all four live events and earn yourself a SMPTE Certificate of Participation!
Registration is FREE for SMPTE Members and $49 for Associates and Non-Members.
Click here for more information on upcoming SMPTE PDA webinars and more.
Thanks to sponsors!
SMPTE Virtual Classroom Offering
CCNA1 Networking Fundamentals
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 requirement 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 and actually configure simulated networks using Cisco's Packet Tracer program. Our first class is scheduled to begin on 26 September 2011. For more information or to register for this exciting learning opportunity, please click here.
The Business of Entertainment V (co-produced by SMPTE)
Saturday, 22 October 2011
This event will include a presentation titled, "A Technology Update from the Front Lines of Change" by SMPTE Past Governor Rick Dean, THX, who will cover the fundamentals and opportunities of technological advances in an industry where technology can be both friend... and foe. This presentation is co-sponsored by SMPTE.
In addition, the event will feature Peter Schneider, Randy Greenberg, and Chris Philip. Schneider was chairman of the Walt Disney Studios and president of Feature Animation during the Lion King, Aladdin, Mermaid etc. He is also the Tony award-winning producer of The Lion King on Broadway. Schneider will guide the audience through the various steps that have most often led to artistic success, including: breaking the rules, marrying the experimental with the proven, and unleashing through strategic thinking the "happy accidents" that are at the heart of the creative process. Greenberg is executive producer of Cowboys and Aliens among other significant accomplishments and will cover the step-by-step process a producer should undertake regardless of the project's budget. Philip, president of Electus-Engine Distribution, will guide attendees through the treacherous tides of global media sales.
Click here for more information.
New Engineering Documents
The following SMPTE Engineering Documents were published during August 2011. Links to the documents in the SMPTE Store are noted below.
SMPTE ST 292-2:2011, Dual 1.5 Gb/s Serial Digital Interface for Stereoscopic Image Transport
Extract from Scope
This standard defines a means of transporting stereoscopic images (Left eye and Right eye images) using an interface consisting of two streams based on the SMPTE ST 292-1 data structure. The Left eye images are carried on one stream of the interface and the Right eye images are carried on the other stream. The stereoscopic image formats to be transported using this standard are the 4:2:2/10-bit image formats defined by SMPTE ST 274, SMPTE ST 2048-2 and SMPTE ST 296, which can be transported by a single SMPTE ST 292-1 serial interface. Audio and other associated ancillary data may also be transported. This standard also defines a payload identifier.
SMPTE ST 2053:2011, Media Package for Storage, Distribution and Playback of Multimedia File Sets and Internet Resources
Extract from Scope
This document describes the physical packaging format of the SMPTE Media Package. This specification is derived from the ISO 29500-2 specification for Open Packaging Conventions. The SMPTE Media Package Format may combine multiple media files, metadata files, playback applications, and other files, along with an XML Table of Contents, in a single ZIP file that can be stored and distributed as a single object using simple file transfer protocols such as HTTP:. Systems that have ZIP file readers may read or extract or add individual files in a Media Package. The Table of Contents and related XML files enable a media player to select appropriate media files, tracks, DRM licenses, presentation applications, and other media-specific constructs for playback, download, streaming, or updating. A reader that fully supports Open Packaging Conventions can utilize additional functionality, such as advanced file properties and digital signatures.
SMPTE ST 2047-4:2011, Carriage of Level 65 VC-2 Compressed Video Over the SDTV SDI
Extract from Scope
This standard defines the method of mapping VC-2 data onto an SDTV SDI link operating at 270Mbps, based upon the data structures defined in SMPTE ST 259 and ITU-R BT 656 to transport the compressed HD video formats listed in Table 1. The compressed HD video formats supported by this standard are those supported by the low delay profile of VC-2 at level 65. These formats are 1080I at 50 or 60/1.001 fields/s (i.e., SMPTE ST 274 systems 5 and 6), and 720P at 50 or 60/1.001 frames/s (i.e., SMPTE ST 296 systems 2 and 3). Additionally VC-2 level 65 supports the compression of SMPTE ST 274 systems 5 and 6 in which the horizontal sample rate has been reduced to 1440 pixels. The SDTV SDI link defined herein supports the carriage of embedded audio, ancillary data and payload identification. A signal coded in accordance with this standard incorporates a noisy but recognizable picture that can be viewed using a standard SMPTE ST 259 / ITU-R BT 656 video monitor.
SMPTE RP 2047-3:2011, VC-2 Level 65 Compression of High Definition Video Sources for Use with a Standard Definition Infrastructure
Extract from Scope
This recommended practice defines constraints on the VC-2 video compression specification such that 10-bit high definition video signals may be compressed to only occupy the bit rate of 8-bit standard definition signals. Specifically, it defines constraints for compressing interlaced source video having 1920 or 1440 pixels/line by 1080 lines/frame at 25 or 30/1.001 frames/s, or progressive source video having 1280 pixels/line by 720 lines/frame at 50 or 60/1.001 frames/s, using 4:2:2 sampling in all cases. This document defines a VC-2 bit-stream for video compressed according to this practice. It also defines an application specific level for VC-2 compression.
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.
Member price: $69
Click here to purchase a copy.
SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal
The September issue of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal is the highly anticipated Progress Report issue. The 2011 Progress Report includes detailed information on SMPTE's standards activities, insight into the standards work of several related organizations such as ASC, ATSC, CEA, SCTE and articles providing a "snapshot in time" on particular technologies. Click here to view the latest issue.
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2011 Society Elections are Now Open through 26 September!
The 2011 Society Elections for SMPTE Officers and Governors are now open, and will close 26 September at 11:59 pm EDT.
All Professional, Executive, Fellow, Life, and Honorary grade members are eligible to vote in this election and are encouraged to do so. There is much work to be done by our elected Officers and Governors in ensuring the growth and improvement of the Society. SMPTE can only be as strong as those who lead it. My thanks to all those who are willing to volunteer their time to help lead and grow our Society.
Don't forget to cast your vote before the elections close on 26 September 2011 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
You can cast your vote on our balloting website here: https://eballot.votenet.com/smpte
When was the Last Time You Reviewed Your Life Insurance Needs?
Life Insurance is not something you buy once and forget about. Major life events such as getting married, having a child, sending your children to college and planning for retirement often require a reassessment of your life insurance needs.
The SMPTE 10-Year Level Term Life Insurance Plan was designed with those needs in mind. You can apply for up to $1,000,000 of coverage at competitive group rates—and lock in those rates for the next ten years.* Many experts recommend that you have as much as ten times your annual income in life insurance protection. The benefits your loved ones receive may help them pay off mortgages, replace lost income if you are not there to provide for your family and pay expenses incurred at the time of death.
For more information about the SMPTE 10-Year Level Term Life Insurance Plan Click Here.
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Medicare Plans from SMPTE's Members Insurance Program
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Welcome, New Members
Welcome to the new members and Sustaining member companies 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.
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