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    San Francisco

    Welcome to the San Francisco Section of SMPTE.

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    Home to many of the early developments in television, the San Francisco Bay area continues to innovate and enable the creation, production and dissemination of rich media.

    The San Francisco section of SMPTE offers a local forum for membership to be informed and educated on the rapidly emerging developments in the technology of our industry.

    We are very pleased to welcome De Anza College as our new Student Chapter. Check out the videos on our YouTube page (Link above the picture).

    The San Francisco section welcomes everyone to our meetings.

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    Past Events

    November 4, 2021

    San Francisco November Section Meeting

    SMPTE San Francisco Section November 2021 Meeting - Hardware Considerations for Unreal Live Production
    March 31, 2021

    San Francisco Section March Meeting

    This month our presentation provides an overview of the practical applications for Fiber Optics in AV and Broadcast.
    December 15, 2020

    San Francisco December Virtual Meeting

    Media and Entertainment Digital Storage During a Pandemic
    November 18, 2020

    De Anza SMPTE Chapter

    The De Anza SMPTE Chapter is hosting the annual SMPTE Panel. This event showcases industry professionals as they discuss how they got into the industry, their experiences, and is an opportunity to ask and learn more about the film and tech industry. This event is November 18, 2020 from 5:30-7:00PM.

    SMPTE San Francisco Section December Meeting - Media and Entertainment Digital Storage During a Pandemic

    Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 (Add to your calendar with the crededials below

    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PST)

    Location: Online (see below for link)

    Speaker: Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates

    With the movement to remote work, M&E storage has shifted to leveraging private and public clouds to complement local storage in today's collaborative workflows.  Digital production may be starting to recover following safety precautions and greater use of automation.   Content distribution has surged to entertain those who are stuck at home.  At the same time new storage and memory technologies are playing a bigger role in M&E, including NVMe SSDs and NVMe-oF based storage systems.  This talk presents results from the 2020 Digital Storage in M&E report looking at trends in 2020 and projecting into the future for digital storage for video production, post production, content distribution and archiving. 


    About the speaker:

    Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates is a digital storage analyst and business and technology consultant.  He has over 39 years in the data storage industry with engineering and senior management positions at several companies.  Coughlin Associates consults, publishes books and market and technology reports (including The Media and Entertainment Storage Report and an Emerging Memory Report), and puts on digital storage-oriented events.  He is a regular storage and memory contributor for forbes.com and M&E organization websites.  He is an IEEE Fellow, Past-President of IEEE-USA and is active with SNIA and SMPTE. For more information on Tom Coughlin and his publications and activities go to www.tomcoughlin.com.


    Meeting Link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/403990885

    You can also dial in using your phone:

    United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

    Access Code: 403-990-885