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NAB Show 2023

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The Washington D.C. section of SMPTE includes society members from the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area as well as members in the Tidewater, Virginia and other nearby regions.
Section Officers include a chair, a secretary/ treasurer and six managers. There are also other volunteer positions such as Program, Membership and Publicity Chairs.
Our regular meeting is the third Thursday of the month at 7pm ET.  Check below for the latest update, and 
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Our Next Event


MARCH 30, 2023 7:00PM - Multi-spectral Imaging

Produced by James Snyder and Jonathan Solomon.  This will be a hybrid event.  In person food sponsored by Black Magic Design! Register required in person or virtual via Eventbrite.  Doors 6, social and light fare 6:30, presentation 7pm

For over 100 years color imaging has been based around red, blue, and green primary base colors. But three colors don’t capture all of the information recorded on color motion picture film. Over the past decade discussion has focused on capturing images with more than three color primaries.

Media archive technology guru Jim (James A.) Lindner, creator of the SAMMA JPEG2000 lossless archival video encoder, has fashioned a multispectral film scanner that captures images with 10 frequencies, covering the entire human-visible light spectrum.

Jim will present on the basics of multispectral imaging, its application to film scanning, and the challenges of viewing, editing, and monitoring in a new proposed paradigm of content creation and media flow.

Mr. Lindner is an internationally respected authority on preservation and migration of electronic media. Jim pioneered many now standardized techniques for videotape restoration and archiving to file workflows through his writings and lectures over the past 35 years.

While Jim’s first claim to fame was as a filmmaker, he continued his career by pioneering work in computer animation and later media preservation, while serving on a variety of international media-associated boards and organizations promoting the art and science.

Most recently, Jim has founded Filmic Technologies: Design of products for mass migration and digital preservation, including EZ16 and EZ35 technology for speed and dramatic cost reduction. Filmic is developing a multi-spectral film scanner, capable of preservation quality at a gigapixel per frame with 160 bits of color metadata.

Media, broadcast, archiving, and film entertainment colleagues; or those just technically curious about this fascinating subject welcome to join us. SMPTE membership not required.

This will be a hybrid event!  Join us in person at AWS (Amazon Web Services), 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202 or via zoom. 

Upcoming Events...

April 15-19, 2033  -  NAB, Las Vegas, NV

July 11, 2023 6:30pm - Advanced Monitoring & Control Use Cases for Broadcasting.  This is a joint meeting with SBE.  Details to follow.

Questions? Please send an email to managers@smptedc.org


Reminders & Notices

Follow SBE37 for Radio/TV specific events

Follow DC AES for all things audio

Job Openings:
Contact managers@smptedc.org if you have a job or need a job!

Past Events

December 14, 2022

SMPTE Washington DC Holiday Party 2022

SMPTE and SBE Holiday Party
November 9, 2022

SMPTE Washington DC and SBE Chapter 37

SBE/SMPTE original WWV site tour (at Goddard!)
November 3, 2022

SMPTE Washington DC November Meeting

MediaForward Student focused event in person at Montgomery College, Rockville, MD. All are welcome.
October 25, 2022

SMPTE Washington DC September Section Meeting

How to Define Workflow Methodologies for Content Creation (presented by MaestroVision & SMPTE DC)
October 18, 2022

SMPTE Washington DC October Meeting

Mechanics of audio & streaming formats Presented by TieLine – produced by SBE 37 (DC)
September 29, 2022

SMPTE Washington DC September Meeting

Define Workflow Methodologies for Content Creation presented by MaestroVision produced by Dennis Felton
May 26, 2022

SMPTE Washington DC May Section Meeting

On May 26 at 7 pm Washington, DC section is pleased to be joined by Mark Schubin for an NAB Recap
March 2, 2022

SMPTE Washington DC March SectionMeeting

Blackbird and SMPTE Present- Create More Content Faster with Less Cost and Carbon
February 3, 2022

SMPTE Washington DC Section February Meeting

Camera to Cloud with Frame.io, Adobe and CHESA - Keep Your Head in the Clouds
December 20, 2021

Washington DC Virtual Holiday Party

SMPTE DC Virtual Holiday party on December 20, 2021 at 7PM ET.
April 21, 2021

Washington DC Virtual tour of the new NBCU News Group

Washington DC Virtual tour of the new NBCU News Group
March 22, 2021

Washington Lunch and Learn

Please join us for a SMPTE Lunch & Learn, where Jeff Loucks (Deloitte) will be present data from Deloitte’s Digital Media Trends, The Future of Movies, and the trends driving change in the industry.
February 24, 2021

Washington February Event

February meeting - SMPTE LMT (Language Metadata Table) and Metadata Basics
October 29, 2020

Media Forward Student Night Town Hall

Via Zoom (participation is limited to the first 80 registrants). Registration is required – see below. Meet local media technology professionals and learn about the range of careers available and different technologies in the media and production segment Ask the experts about the latest technology developments, from HDR to online streaming. Discover the future of media. What technologies will drive future opportunities? Kickstart your career. What is it like to work in media technology?
January 17, 2019

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