SMPTE Virtual Courses - Instructor-Led

SMPTE Virtual Courses allow for global access.

To help the industry navigate this immediate situation all our virtual classes are now available at 50% off. Please register for a course using the SMPTE50 discount code on our regular fees:


Member fees: $599 ($99 for Imaging Systems Fundamentals course).

Non-Member fees: $749 ($149 for Imaging Systems Fundamentals course).

Instructor-Led 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.

ATSC 1.0 was the world’s first digital television terrestrial broadcast standard, which introduced HDTV, 5.1 channel surround sound and flexible channel uses for multicasting. But the broadcast standard that was once revolutionary in the mid-1990s is now becoming obsolete. It has been eclipsed by new video formats and internet video streaming to smart TVs, phones and tablets. The development of NEXTGEN TV using the new ATSC 3.0 standard once again revolutionizes broadcasting by incorporating the newest video and audio formats, using the most modern audio and video compression technology and adapting internet data protocols. As a standard for both over-the-air Broadcast and Broadband internet delivery, ATSC 3.0 is the future of broadcast television. ATSC 3.0 receivers are now available, and broadcast stations are launching across the US and South Korea.

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.

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.

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.  

Imaging systems are an essential part of most workflows implemented across the media and entertainment industry. Knowledge of the fundamental science and physics behind imaging is an important key to understanding not only the “why” behind imaging systems but also the “how.” The SMPTE Virtual Classroom course titled “Imaging System Fundamentals: From Light to Lenses” will enable you to better understand the imaging systems used every day to capture and transform the visual content that drives the industry. By significantly increasing your familiarity with the science behind today’s imaging systems, you can improve your ability to discuss the technical aspects of moving pictures and help your company be more effective in acquiring, optimizing, monitoring, or displaying those images.

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.

The world we live in today is the 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),

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!

Terms and Conditions: 

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.

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