Please join us in celebrating the retirement of Peter Symes!
Welcome to the Sacramento Section of SMPTE. We’re glad you stopped by our home page.
Much of the Sacramento Section’s interest and activities lie within the region of Grass Valley, CA.
Nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Grass Valley’s roots as a hub for video and broadcast equipment technology were planted when Dr. Donald Hare founded a tiny research and development company in 1959 called Grass Valley Group. Today, the quaint communities of Grass Valley and Nevada City provide a technological refuge from the hustle bustle of the bay area by providing somewhere between 600-1000 high tech jobs. The video and broadcast companies who call this area home are always looking to bring in new talent. Many offer intern programs to expose and inspire college students into the exciting world of broadcast. For those people looking to relocate to this area, they will appreciate the benefits of competitive compensation packages as well as an amazing quality of life.
Less than an hour away is Sacramento, home to almost a dozen television stations, multiple cable TV head-end facilities and a wide variety of related broadcast technologies including transmitters, antennas and rental and staging equipment.
The Sacramento section of SMPTE is fortunate to have many generous sponsors who help us provide opportunities for social networking while we continue to provide informative, relevant, technological presentations at our monthly meetings where members and non-members are always welcome.
The speakers that present at our meetings come from a wide variety of industry-leading companies such as Dolby Laboratories, Sony Electronics, Cisco and Semtech Corporation as well as from our local pool of experts including speakers from Telestream, AJA Video and Ridgeline Entertainment.
As the Sacramento Section Officers, our mission is to provide those who are interested, access to the latest technology emerging into the broadcast and motion picture industries and perhaps even offer a glimpse into its potential future. We encourage students, retirees and professionals alike to join us at our monthly meetings as well as our once or twice annual social events. We enjoy providing the opportunity for people to reconnect with old friends and even make new ones.
We look forward to seeing you at a meeting soon!
Bob Hudelson Mona Smothers
Chairperson, SMPTE-Sacramento Section Secretary/Treasurer, SMPTE-Sacramento Section
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Telestream 848 Gold Flat Rd. Nevada City, CA 95959
Contact: Scott Matics 716-562-8427
Speaker: Max Denton – Product Manager, Telestream’s Media Processing Platform
Transitioning to a Service-Oriented Broadcast Infrastructure
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 (please note different day)
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: AJA Video 180 Litton Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945
Contact: Bob Hudelson 530-271-3172
Speaker: Steve Holmes, Sr. Video Applications Engineer Tektronix, Inc.
Video Quality Assessment
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm (please note different time)
Location: Colfax Theater – 49 S. Main St. Colfax, CA 95713
Contact: Lyle Van Horn – 530-210-3585
Mona Smothers – 530-305-0272
Speaker: Michael Thygesen-Independent Filmmaker/Instructional Specialist
“A Spot Light on Filmmaking ”
Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm-Holiday Socializing / 7:30 pm-Meeting
Location: Telestream, 848 Gold Flat Road, Nevada City, CA 95959
Contact: Bob Hudelson 530-271-3172 / Scott Matics 716-562-8427
The December meeting is a joint effort with the San Francisco Section and will be streamed live to Telestream for presentation.
Speaker: Al Kovalick, Media Systems Consulting (remote)