SMPTE DC Section Meeting - October

Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 19:00 to 21:00
1771 N Street, NW
20036 Washington, DC
United States
Event Details: 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

7:00pm: Social, Networking & Refreshments
7:30pm: Meeting, & Presentation

NAB Headquarters
1771 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

James O'Neil, TV Technology Magazine (and Section Manager)

PROGRAM: The 60th Anniversary of the VTR

It is hard to believe that in 60 years we've moved from huge and cumbersome laboratory experiments, through dozens of tape formats, and finally to no tape at all.  It's easy to forget the pioneering work that was done to actually record video signals with the technology of the day, and James will entertain and enlighten with a presentation on how this was accomplished.  Our younger and student members should find this an eye-opening experience!


​In an effort to better predict turnout we are going to try using Eventbrite for monthly meetings.  If you expect to attend please register.  There is no obligation, and unregistered walk-ins are still welcome, but this will help us gauge room size and refreshment orders in advance.


The NAB building is at the junction of N Street, 18th Street, and Connecticut Avenue, just south of DuPont Circle.  There is street and garage parking on many blocks in the vicinity - check signs and meters for hours!  The closest METRO stops are DuPont Circle (Red line - two blocks) and Farragut West (Orange/Blue lines - four blocks)


SMPTE DC Section Holiday Party 2016 -  Celebrate, Network and Mingle

When:    Wednesday December 7th, 2016   5:30pm -8pm  

Where:   Gordon Biersch 900 F Street, NW Washington, D.C ( 4 blocks from the DC Convention Center)

Register today to sponsor or attend!

We highly encourage Manufacturers, System Integrators, Dealers and Consultants to purchase at least one Sponsorship to keep the costs down for end user attendees. Additional tickets for these organizations can be purchased at the standard ticket rates.

November:  TBA (possible visit to the AARP production center)
December 7:  Holiday Party (follows first day of GV Expo trade show)
Jan 2017:  TBA
Feb 2017:  Return of Joseph Cornwall to discuss consumer (?) interfaces
March 2017:  Meeting with Student Section at Loyola University, Baltimore