Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 11:00 to 17:00
Location: 
Library of Congress - NAVCC
19053 Mount Pony Road
22701-7551 Culpeper, VA
United States
Event Details: 

SMPTE DC Section SPECIAL November 2017 MEETING NOTICE

DATE:
Saturday, November 18, 2017

TIME:
Entry opens at 11:00 am
Meeting begins at 12pm
Refreshment break and tours
Finishing around 5:00pm

LOCATION:
Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center
19053 Mount Pony Road Culpeper, VA 22701-7551

PROGRAM:
Our Special November meeting is a rare opportunity to tour the Library of Congress' National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC) in Culpeper, VA. Thanks to the efforts of SMPTE DC stalwart James Snyder we will have access to the facility for tours and technical presentations.

This is the third visit by SMPTE to the NAVCC in the last 9 years and this visit will focus on how the Library is digitizing its vast audiovisual collections, how the processes have changed and adapted since production began, what’s new at NAVCC, and the lessons learned from the our first 8 years in production. Doors will open at 11am with the meeting to start at noon and tours of the facility after the meeting. If you want to see, experience, or talk big data, metadata, audio visual digitization, digital asset management, or just see a really cool facility with a great view of the Shenandoah Mountains this is your chance!

The state-of-the-art NAVCC facility houses the entire non-print media collection from the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound division. The collection includes items from the beginning of film, recorded sound, and video up to the present. The campus includes underground climate-controlled storage facilities for the nearly 6.2 million items in the collection, including blast-proof vaults for nitrate film and cold storage for film, video and audio recordings of virtually every format. You will also see the facilities used to convert the recordings to digital files, including the SAMMA media conversion systems, Pyramix audio conversion systems, and Datacine film telecine.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Registration is REQUIRED for this event! Registration closes at midnight on 11/14.
We hope to accommodate last-minute attendees but this is NOT guaranteed. REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smpte-dc-section-special-november-2017-meet...

2) There will be a break between the technical presentation and tours for participants to socialize and partake of light refreshments.
A full lunch will not be served, PLEASE EAT BEFOREHAND.

3) Parking is available and free at the NAVCC but ride-sharing is suggested due to the distance.
If you are interested in a car pool please answer the appropriate questions on the registration form. We will attempt to coordinate drivers and passengers.

4) LOYOLA AND GMU STUDENTS SMPTE Managers will arrange some vans to take students from both campuses, but space is limited.
Please contact Jay Dunmore (hjdunmore@loyola.edu) for Loyola, or Greg Smalfelt (Gregory.Smalfelt@fairfaxcounty.gov) for GMU if you are interested!

DIRECTIONS & TRAVEL INFO:

Washington to Fredricksburg to Culpeper (I-95)
* Take I-395 South towards Virginia
* I-395 South becomes I-95 South; stay on I-95 South
* Take the VA-3 West exit in Fredricksburg (Exit is just past the I-95 rest stop)
* Take VA-3 West towards Culpeper
* Turn left onto US 522 at traffic light.
* Go 1/8 of a mile to the first left, Mount Pony Road
* Turn left and the facility will be in front of you.

Washington to Gainesville to Culpeper (I-66)
* Take I-66 West to US-29 in Gainesville, Virginia
* Take US-29 South to Culpeper, Virginia
* Take the US-522/VA-3 Exit in Culpeper
* Turn left onto US-522/VA-3
* Turn right on 522 at the traffic light.
* Go 1/8 of a mile to the first left, Mount Pony Road
* Turn left and the facility will be in front of you.

Charlottesville to Culpeper
* Take US-29 North to Culpeper, Virginia
* Take the US-522/VA-3 Exit in Culpeper
* Turn right onto US-522/VA-3
* Turn right on 522 at the traffic light.
* Go 1/8 of a mile to the first left, Mount Pony Road
* Turn left and the facility will be in front of you.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

November 29: Holiday Party (after GV Expo), Gordon Biersch, DC

January 18, 2018: Meeting at PBS, Crystal City, topic TBA

February, 15, 2018: Vidovation (developments in wireless video), NAB HQ

March 15, 2018: Meeting with Student Section at Loyola U, Baltimore, topic TBA

May 23/24, 2018: Bits By the Bay, Chesapeake Beach, MD