Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 18:15
Best Western Claydon Country House Hotel
16-18 Ipswich Road
IP6 0AR Claydon; Ipswich
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

14th March - The SMPTE UK section Eastern Area meeting  – takes a look at the changes that are affecting subtitling - how to put subtitles into a 3D scene with a demonstration of 3D DVB subtitling – and the move to timed text specifications like SMPTE ST 2052 and EBU-TT  replacing the familiar EBU 3264 file as Subtitles become mandated for most professionally presented video in certain parts of the world.

Anyone involved with video delivered over the internet needs to be aware that subtitles are required on all Professional Internet video in the USA by September this year and may be increasingly elsewhere.
A SMPTE standard 2052 –with a great deal of input from the UK - is safe harbour in meeting this legal requirement. 
Find out how this will affect subtitling on TV and in cinemas as well as the smaller screens.

SMPTE Timed Text standard for the captioning of video content distributed via the Internet was honored by the U.S Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with a Chairman’s Award for Advancement in Accessibility. Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski  presented the award to the Society at a ceremony on 19 December 2012 at the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C.



Our speakers Simon Hailes (Chief Technical Officer) and John Birch (Strategic Partnerships Manager) from Screen Subtitling Ltd – who have been leaders in Multilingual subtitling for 25 years and take an active role in making subtitling systems interoperable.  
John Birch is one of the main authors of ST 2052.
Screen Subutling  are bronze level sustaining member of SMPTE and are much involved in the development of subtitling technology.
Refreshments are sponsored by PixelPower another SMPTE Sustaining member


Travel -  Train From Liverpool Street to Ipswich  - then taxi
Fast Trains (1hr)  at 17:00 and 17:30 -others at 17:02 and 17:18
Return 20:43 and 21:09    ( Under £30 return)


By Road: From A14 take Gt. Blakenham exit B1113, then turn off to Claydon.
Hotel 200 yards on left.