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NAB Show 2023

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The Pittsburgh Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is dedicated to developing understanding, education, enlightenment, camaraderie and professional & career development for our region and beyond, as related to motion imaging, insuring media interoperability throughout the creative, distribution and display process. Further, SMPTE Pittsburgh seeks to be the bridge between the diverse media communities and educational institutions, research organizations, and companies engaged in professional media of all types to further enhance the region’s importance and reputation.

Unfortunately due to low registration numbers, our March 15th event at Haddad's has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule at a time when more people can attend.

Prior Events:

DSLR’s vs Dedicated Camcorders in Commercial Production

From May 4th 2022, Mr. Glenn Przyborski joined us once again with his presentation titled "DSLR's versus Dedicated Camcorders in Commercial Production".  The event was hosted by our friends at Robert Morris University at Hopwood Hall in the Patrick Henry Center on the Moon Township Campus.  Glenn brought and passed around some nice camera toys too.



Our First In-Person Event in Two Years: March 2022

Covering the Olympics: Technology Changes for 2021 and 2022
Glen Levine and Orin Smith of NEP will provide insights into the changes in coverage and delivery of the Games of the last year. After the presentation we will have the opportunity to tour through one of NEP's incredible mobile production units. We're lucky to have a world class company like NEP host this meeting. 

February: An hour with Hollywood Steadicam/Camera Operator and his Stories.
John “Buzz” Moyer" Buzz has been involved with the camera work on over 70 feature films, including the newest adaptation of the musical “West Side Story”.


 January: Town Hall
All Members and Guest invited to join-in with all cameras and mics active, to share their perspectives of the industry and how SMPTE Pittsburgh can help become more relevant and helpful than ever.


Past Events

March 15, 2023

SMPTE Pittsburgh March Section Meeting

Behind the Scenes at Haddad’s
December 14, 2022

SMPTE Pittsburgh Season Kick-Off and Holiday Dinner

Season Kick-Off and Holiday Dinner
March 31, 2022

SMPTE Pittsburgh March Meeting

Covering the Olympics: Technology Changes for 2021 and 2022
February 16, 2022

SMPTE Pittsburgh Section February Meeting

30-Year Hollywood Steadicam/Camera Operator and his Stories: John “Buzz” Moyer
January 26, 2022

SMPTE Pittsburgh January Town Hall

An Open Mic Meeting for All
December 8, 2021

Pittsburgh Section December Meeting

The Transition from Film to Video with the Development of 24 Frame Progressive Acquisition
November 3, 2021

Pittsburgh Section November Meeting

New Trends in Remote Production
September 28, 2021

Pittsburgh Section September Meeting

A presentation to illustrate the importance of captioning all of your media, from regulatory compliance needs to an improved consumer experience and greater monetization of your assets. Pittsburgh Section Manager Bill Bennett from ENCO Systems will present information on topics such as what Automatic Speech Recognition {ASR} is, benefits and drawbacks of various captioning methods, unexpected advantages from captioning, and the state of today's accessible legal environment.
June 16, 2021

Pittsburgh "Software Defines Facilities of the Future"

The broadcast facilities of the near future will be "software defined"; gone are the days of simple ADI implementations where equipment was racked, stacked, wired, and commissioned. Future deployments will have tremendous flexibility, but this will come with complexity that can be resolved by development operations teams. Personnel designing and supporting future facilities will need to be well versed in CI/CD deployment methodologies to create the sorts of workflows that are both focused and nimble.
May 26, 2021

Pittsburgh "Advances in Local Digital Broadcasting for Consumers and Broadcaster"

Mark Aitken, Senior Vice President Advanced Technology for Sinclair Broadcast Group,will present a program on the technical, business, and consumer aspects of the new digital broadcast standard which is on the air in Pittsburgh, ATSC 3.0. The standard facilitates delivery of 4k pictures and advanced sound to televisions, and includes interactive bidirectional data capabilities. It should be an interesting dive into he future of local broadcasting.
April 28, 2021

Pittsburgh "Media Production Through the Lens of a Pandemic"

Learn how media production teams have retooled their production and technical workflows with the onset of th pandemic, and what that means for the future of production. Join local roundtable experts including NEP, the Pgh Film Office and others, as they discuss the impact to major national entertainment, sports and studio programs, and locally with Pittsburgh's TV news, film and video production communities; Moderated by section manager Bill Bennett.