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Sacramento

Welcome to the Sacramento Section of SMPTE. We’re glad you stopped by our home page.

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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. 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.

Past Events

November 17, 2021

Sacramento November Section Meeting

Beyond 608: Captioning and Subtitling for Live Events
October 20, 2021

Sacramento Section October Meeting

XR and Virtual Production: Technology Involved and Workflow Overview
May 12, 2021

Sacramento May Section Meeting

Let’s Talk High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut
April 21, 2021

Sacramento April Section Meeting- "What's Buzzing in the Biz"

Sacramento April Section Meeting- "What's Buzzing in the Biz"
March 18, 2021

Sacramento Section Meeting

In this month’s meeting, Steve Holmes will present his popular webinar class: IP 101 for the Operator and Engineer.
February 17, 2021

How LinkedIn is Leveraging Cloud Technology for Both Live and Studio Production

How LinkedIn is Leveraging Cloud Technology for Both Live and Studio Production
January 21, 2021

Cloud-Based Live Production Virtual Conference

While many broadcast workflows have migrated to or have started to migrate to elastic compute, broadcast grade live production in the public cloud, until recently, has remained challenging. This presentation outlines those challenges, and the technology advances that make cloud-based live production possible today.
November 19, 2020

Sacramento Section November Virtual Meeting

Captain Kirk of Star Trek fame said that “Space is the final frontier”. He may be right. However, time is giving space some competition. Media professionals care about accurate time and synchronization. This talk is about the second. What is a second, who defines it, how is it measured? What is the most common time of day? Why an atomic clock is not a clock? What is Einsteinian time dilation? What is the “Equation of Time” and how it relates to Tax Day (4/15)? What is a Hummingbird Clock and how could it save your life? Why atomic clocks and GPS are critical to video systems.
October 21, 2020

The TLX Project – a Successor to SMPTE Time Code?

This presentation will include a brief history, the objectives of the TLX Project, and a progress report.