United Kingdom

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 two years and in that time we have grown to more than 360 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.

Non-members can attend our meetings, from time to time, free of charge.
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We look forward to welcoming you at our next meeting

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UK  Section News

Ericsson uk team wins NAB Technology Innovation Award 

The team under  Dr Giles Wilson were honoured at the NAB Technology Luncheon on 9 April  for its work on UHDTV . 

He said 

"Winning this award is the icing on the cake of a very successful NAB and represents an extraordinary achievement for the Ericsson compression team. It is yet another testament to our leadership and heritage in a market where we have been innovators for more than two decades." 

Find our more about Ericssons work 


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. 

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. 


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 .

Students and those recently graduated should be aware of the Changes to the UK-SPEC UK Standard for Professional Engineering  Competence (download) 
IET members & their employers who  have queries should Contact IET M&PD

At IBC2013  SMPTE members contributed  to  Videos now on You Tube which describe the three pillars on which SMPTE is based - Membership, Standards and Education -

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.

For more information contact Peter Weitzel  the Hon Secretary and Treasurer, or read the report.   

#IBC video

UK section meetings and events