Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 09:45 to 16:30
BT Tower
Maple Street
W1P 6EA London
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

SMPTE UK is holding a Time Code summit
seeking the requirements for a a Time Labeling system that works in the IP age
and not be limited by Frame rate or sample frequency etc

We will be inviting people to this event so that we can get a range of people from across
the Film TV Digital media (or in other industries) who use Timecode day in day out 

So please express your interest in this Summit -
we would like to know where you work in the industry  / value chain.

  • Production = Producer  Director. Ingest Logger, DIT, reasearcher  Shoot/edit AP etc
  • Creative /operational =  Editor, POST / VFX . camera / cinematographer Subtitler, Playout, Sound, Theatre Lighting etc
  • Workflow / systems =   management or sytems integrator defining how Systems work,  QC etc
  • Other = non media  user (e.g. Police, medical  or Military) or Equipment manafacturer  etc


We will be in touch with more information and a formal invitition  in early October

For more about SMPTE Time  Code Summits see https://www.smpte.org/lifewithoutsmpte/SMPTETimeCode

The plan for the day 

 9:30am for Networking over Coffee

10:15 Introduction

10:30 Live Survey

11:30     Coffee Break

11:45 Time Code Tutorial & work group allocation

12:45     Lunch

14:00 Break out groups into different workflows to discuss highest priorities

15:15     Tea/ coffee break

15:30 Round table discussion of results of break out groups.

16:15 Sum Up

16:45 End   

16:45 Option for  a tour of BT Media and Broadcast  facilities at BT Tower  for  45-60 mins

Those attending will be invited to complete this questionaire

You are reminded that SMPTE UK will be celebrating 100 years of SMPTE 80 Years of BBC TV
at 18:15 on 1 November  at Regent St Cinema 
Where Matthew Postgate Chief Technology and Product officer of the BBC
and Howard Lukk Director of Standards SMPTE will be speaking


Our Venue

We thank BT Media and Broadcast for providing the venue and ample refreshments


We will be entering BT Tower by the main public entrance in Maple Sreet

 We look forward to welcoming you to the BT Tower and would like to draw your attention to the following security arrangements.

On arrival at the BT Tower you will need to produce a form of official, photographic identification in addition to your invitation:

  • New style driving licence
  • Photo credit card
  • Passport
  • Official company pass
  • Student University Photocard

Business and Travel cards are not acceptable.

On arrival at BT Tower main entrance you will pass through an airport style security check.
Any items found which may be considered to constitute an offensive weapon, for example an article which has a blade or is sharply pointed, will be detained at the security point until you leave the building at the end of the event.


BT Tower lies between 4 tube stations about 8-15 mins walk away

 Great Portland Street  Circle, Hammersmith & City Metropolitan is the nearest - exit the station -  head East along Euston Road one block to BBC Grafton House (which has strange Concrete finish) turn right down Cleveland Street  until you come to the Clipstone St.  / Maple St. junction – beware of traffic and cyclists from the right - Turn Left along Maple Street to the entrance just before the alley.

Warren Street Victoria and Northern Line   exit the station into Tottenham Court Road walk south – take the Third Right into Maple Street walk against the direction of traffic to the Entrance which is just after an alleyway

Goodge Street   Northern Line - turn left out of the station and walk North up Tottenham Court Road – Turn Third Left into Maple street and walk against the direction of traffic to the Entrance which is just after an alleyway

Oxford Circus  Central  Victoria and Bakerloo line  Walk up Regent street , into the BBC open space – turn Right under  the Peel wing to Langham Street which then becomes Foley Street  -  go to the end of the street and then turn Left into  Cleveland Street at the Clipstone St. /Maple Street  junction turn Right to the entrance just before the alley.

Tottenham Court Road   Exit the station  onto Oxford  Street West/ South  -  walk along Oxford Street  westwards  turn second Right  into Rathbone place (Soho St is its southern extension)  at the top of Rathbone Place right and left into Charlotte Street to continue northwards until you meet Maple Street ( traffic and cyclits  coming from the left) – turn left to the Entrance which is just after an alleyway