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NAB Show 2023


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Welcome to the SMPTE Texas Section.

We are currently meeting virtually but are hoping to introduce in-person meetings at some point this year in areas that have strong participation. 

We will have a breakfast at NAB on Monday, April 17 at 8 at Fresh Buffet at The Westgate and the plan is to also have a get-together at TAB in Austin in August.

We look forward to hearing from you.



Breakfast at NAB

Join us for breakfast at NAB on Monday, April 17 at 8 at Fresh Buffet at The Westgate.


May Meeting

Essentials of SMPTE Standards Development Process - May 10, 2023 at 5 PM CT

Meet SMPTE Standards and find out why standards are important and what SMPTE’s role is in the global standards environment. Why would you bring your project to SMPTE and how you can initiate a standards project? How does the SMPTE standards process work and what’s the new public Committee Draft (CD) process stage? The presentation will give answers to those questions, talk about what tools are being used and what SMPTE is doing to make standards more accessible.

thomasThomas Bause Mason is the Director of Standards Development at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) where he leads SMPTE’s standards development efforts and industry engagement. He began his career in Cologne, Germany, as a computer programmer for automation software in the nuclear and automobile industries. Before his move to Los Angeles, Bause Mason worked at the West German Television (WDR) and Cologne Broadcasting Center (CBC), where he led the quality control department. In addition, he worked as an independent database developer. In Los Angeles, he became a postproduction consultant, building and running the encoding operations for Ascent Media. Joining NBC Universal in 2005, he focused on emerging digital media technology, spending two years in London to support the company’s international business. Moving to New York in 2008, Bause Mason provided proof of concept, product evaluation, and best practice implementation advice to NBC Universal’s various business units. He assisted industry organizations in the development of standards, technical recommendations, and study group reports. He holds several patents relating to watermarking, 3D, authentication, metadata tagging and VR.

Board of Managers

Section Chair: Curtis Kirk

Secretary/Treasurer: Chad Rounsavall

Manager: Fred Cunha

Manager: Subha Dhesikan

Manager: John Johns

Past Events

March 22, 2023

SMPTE Texas Section Meeting

Next Generation of News Automation and News Production
January 25, 2023

SMPTE Texas Section January Meeting 1-25-23

Understanding ST2110 and Diagnosing problems by Mike Waidson from Telestream
December 14, 2022

SMPTE Texas Section Meeting 12-14-22

NextGen TV presented by Matthew Goldman from Sinclair
November 2, 2022

SMPTE Texas Section Meeting 11-2-22

SMPTE Texas Section FIRST meeting back! Topic: Media & Entertainment on the Cloud