SMPTE Virtual Courses

SMPTE Virtual Courses allow for global access.
Now, they come in two formats, providing you with more choices and more flexibility when it comes to choosing how to fulfill your learning needs!

If you’re an engineer, technician, or craft engineer working with new video formats including UHD, or if you’re an editor or equipment supplier who simply wants to know more about the future of video, this course is for you!

The world we live in today is a digital world. Around every corner, forward-looking media organizations are shifting from traditional workflows to transformative digital workflows that enable greater efficiency, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. This is true of Digital Cinema (D-Cinema),

This course will provide you with a good working knowledge of the key principles of IP video and audio transport intended for modern production and broadcasting facilities. After completing this course, you will have a solid grasp of the major elements of IP video technology, including content preparation, system architecture alternatives, and network performance management.

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Internet Protocol (IP) is here! With the publication of several of SMPTE’s suite of ST 2110 standards, it is more important than ever that you understand how IP can be implemented in your professional media creation facility to ensure interoperability between all ST 2110 compliant equipment. Led by SMPTE Fellow Wes Simpson, this SMPTE Virtual Classroom course will provide you with the knowledge you need to help your organization make the most of SMPTE ST 2110, a critical enabler of fully internet protocol (IP)-based operations.

Discover the Interoperable Master Format (IMF), what it’s for, how it works, how it’s used and the ways it improves content interchange! Learn how to build a delivery specification based on an existing IMF Application specification. Explore the many layers of IMF so that you get the best from your IMF applications and workflows.

This Virtual Classroom course will explore workflows for mastering HDR content for theatrical and home distribution. In doing so, it will delve into foundational building blocks of HDR including human perception of light and how it is captured, the opto-electronic transfer function (OETF), the electro-optical transfer function (EOTF), the HDR ecosystem, HDR displays, HDR workflows, and more.  

IP and Networking have become a high, priority challenge for SMPTE Members. To assist with the acquisition of this important new knowledge and associated skills, SMPTE has partnered with Cisco to become a Cisco Authorized Networking Academy (CCNA).  SMPTE's Professional Development Academy is now able to offer Cisco's world-class networking courses which are designed to provide each learner with deep theory and practical application of internetworking concepts and principles.

Terms and Conditions: 

Groups of 3 – 11 participants may register together for a 10% discount.
Groups of 12 or more participants may register together for a 15% discount.

Any of SMPTE's Virtual Classroom courses are available as private sessions for organizations. Contact us for details about private course options and with any curriculum questions.
If you register, but cannot attend and would like your registration fee applied to a future course, please contact us. A $75 transfer fee will apply.
If you cannot meet your course deadline, you can request an extension. A $100 extension fee will apply. Please contact us to ask for an extension.
Refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least three weeks prior to the course start date, less a 10% ($100 for CCNA courses) cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after that time.

SMPTE Education Team contact: education@smpte.org

Instructor-Supported Virtual Courses:

These are not traditional open-ended self-paced courses. Each virtual classroom offering has a specific start date, with specific stop date and established learning goals. Successful completion of these courses is determined by completing course activities and graded quizzes, and a final exam. Instructor-supported courses are “blended learning” learning opportunities where participants have a great deal of flexibility for an independent study during any given week. There is also an online discussion forum for each course, so you can ask questions and communicate with your instructor and others in the course. In addition, everyone is invited to participate in weekly, live, online instructor coaching sessions during which the instructor answers questions in real-time and helps further explain the more complex topics within the course.

Self-Study Virtual Courses:

These courses contain the same self-study lessons, quizzes, final exams, and an online discussion forum. There are also on-demand videos from recent instructor coaching sessions. There are two differences between the self-study courses and the instructor-supported courses; there is no instructor involved (you will have everything you need in the course) in the self-study courses, but they are twice as long as the instructor-supported courses. For example, if an instructor-supported course is four weeks long, the self-study version is eight weeks long. This provides a greater amount of flexibility for scheduling your study time.