Welcome to the UK Section serving all who are working with the technology of moving pictures and associated sound & metadata – creatively, practically and innovatively in any format, and on any platform.
We have been reformed for just over a year and in that time we have grown to more than 300 members active in the industries we cover -- including students drawn for universities across the UK.
So why not join them by joining SMPTE?
You will get all the benefits of being a SMPTE member -- including the monthly Motion Imaging Journal, contact with members worldwide, privileged access to other events, and SMPTE UK Section meetings held in London and across the UK.
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SMPTE UK Section is reinforcing the tradition of meeting over ample refreshments for some time, before welcoming the speaker at our regular Thursday evening gatherings.
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UK Section News
Digital Media: Production to Distribution Using IP was presented in London Tuesday 11 February to an audience of almost 80 and then on Wednesday in Salford to around 40.
Both presentations elicited much debate from the audience – which showed the expertise that SMPTE has in its members and the willingness to share our knowledge.
Can those who attended and have not answered the questions to get the vast slide pack please do so – search for “Tell us about the Regional Seminar “in your inboxes. – We need your feedback in planning next year’s events.
The UK Board managers enjoyed meeting old and new friends drawn from many part of our industries and from France, Spain, Belgium and Italy as well as England Wales Northern Ireland & Scotland... thus truly reflecting SMPTE internationally and in the UK.
We hope that those attending got benefit from both the formal session and the very vibrant discussions in breaks - meeting and talking about common issues is so much part of any SMPTE meeting.
SMPTE UK section thanks Sohonet , Amberfin and BBC Academy for sponsoring this event and to Bruce Devlin and Ben Davenport for presenting it, Tim Harris for organizing it all , and to Pauline Smith of the BBC Academy and Alex Rawcliffe of BBC R&D for their work at Salford.
On Monday 17th February The Midlands Cluster opened with 40 people seeing how Prof Alan Chalmers is working with High Dynamic Range HDR. - yet anoother successful launch of SMPTE across the UK .
The Sunday Telegraph has an article by Rich Welsh SMPTE Governor on UHDTV.
Please view them and use them to show what SMPTE does!
SMPTE UK is forming an IBC Support Group- contact the Hon Sec and Treasurer.
UK section meetings and events
20 March 2014 Business Process management (BPM) and Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) have been successfully implemented in many other industries but they remain relatively new approaches to business improvement within the Broadcast and Media Industries .
Nick Smith from Sony Professional Europe will provide a reality check and discuss, what the promised land should look like, the reality of real world projects and where these approaches are headed
As an introduction IBM will do brief presentation on web optimisation techniques.
Thursday 17 April 2014
BBC R&D specialists will guide us through recent standardisation work on synchronisation, new proposals for time-labelling and developments for the IP-based studio.
SMPTE TC-33TS (now part of TC-32NF) developed the 2059 family of standards which will move studio synchronisation into the modern era with an IP-based technology to take the place of the well-known “black & burst” composite analogue video reference.
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