Standards Webcasts On-Demand

The standards development process is crucial to the motion imaging industry. The process by which SMPTE standards are developed is best understood by those directly involved in it, but now, anyone can learn about SMPTE Standards by participating in this unique opportunity "peek under the hood". These live SMPTE Standards webcasts are captured for on-demand playback, so if your schedule doesn’t allow you to participate in a live webcast, you can always see what you've missed. 

Previous Standards Webcasts

Networked Media and The Joint Task Force

Speaker: Felix Poulin, EBU

Original Airdate: 4 March 2014

Webcast Series: Standards

In the broad, fast-paced, ever-changing landscape of networked media, several interested organizations realized the need to collaborate to better understand the "bigger picture." As a result, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), SMPTE, and the Video Services Forum (VSF) formed the Joint Task Force on Professional Networked Streamed Media (JT-NM). Please join Felix Poulin, EBU's senior engineer and project manager of media production technologies, as he defines networked media and its potential for opportunity, explains why the Task Force was needed to encourage interoperability, and outlines the next steps. Mr. Poulin will also present highlights from the recently published JT-NM Gap Analysis Report. Please don't miss this important SMPTE Standards Update webcast.

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The Lip-Sync Challenge

Speaker: Paul Briscoe, Consultant

Original Airdate: 10 December 2013

Webcast Series: Standards

Since the first time a moving image was married to a soundtrack, maintaining sync between the two posed a challenge at every step, including acquisition, production, distribution and consumption. The implementation of the vast number of digital systems within the media ecosystem has increased this challenge significantly.
 
Please join guest speaker Paul Briscoe for a look at A-V synchronization related issues and an overview of the work underway within SMPTE to establish a standard which could solve the issue. This webcast will discuss the nature and causes of A-V sync problems, and explain, in detail, how the toolset in the proposed SMPTE Standard supports lip-sync for both live and file-based workflows, and holds the potential to provide utility through to the point of consumption.
 
 

3G SDI Interfaces

Speaker: John Hudson, Semtech Corp

Original Airdate: 10 September 2013

Webcast Series: Standards

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Since its arrival in 2006, the latest generation of the Serial Digital Interface, 3Gb/s SDI, or "3G", has achieved wide-spread adoption, rapidly becoming the real-time streaming media interface of choice. But what exactly is 3G SDI and how can it be used to create a reliable real-time streaming infrastructure? Webcast participants will learn about the latest developments in “3G” standardization and technology. They will also hear practical advice on the installation and operation of reliable 3Gb/s SDI infrastructure using both copper and optical fiber interfaces. Finally, webcast guests will accompany the speaker as he explores emerging production requirements and how the core 3Gb/s broadcast infrastructure can evolve to accommodate future needs.

Video Over IP Using The SMPTE 2022 Standards

Speaker: Brad Gilmer, AMWA

Original Airdate : 11 June 2013

Webcast Series: Standards

SMPTE's latest Video over IP Standards, 2022-5 and 2022-6 provide for the transport of professional video at bit rates of up to 3Gbit/sec over IP networks.  Attend this webinar to learn more about the implementation of these Standards and to learn more about the impact of IP technology on professional media networks.

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Cinema Sound Systems:
Raising the Bar Through New Standards

Speaker: Brian Vessa, Sony Pictures
 
Original Airdate: 12 March 2013
 
Webcast Series: Standards
 
Movies can sound quite different depending on the theater in which you see the film.  There can also be a great deal of variation between how the movie sounds on the mixing stage and how it sounds in the exhibition theater. SMPTE has a new standards committee, TC-25CSS, that is working to update the current Standards and Recommended Practices in order to address these issues, raise the bar, and help make movie theaters sound better and more consistent.
 
 

 

SMPTE Standards Development Update: IMF (Interoperable Master Format)

Speaker: Annie Chang, VP, Post Production Technologies at The Walt Disney Studios

Original Airdate: 27 November 2012

Webcast Series: Standards

Today's wide range of consumer options for viewing content has significantly challenged content creators who need to deliver masters to CDNs and downstream distribution companies.  SMPTE is working to develop an Interoperable Master Framework (IMF) Standard. Please join Ms. Annie Chang, VP, Post Production Technologies at The Walt Disney Studios, as she explains what IMF is and specifically how it will be used.

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Motion Picture Metadata: 
Beyond the Basics

Speaker: Karen Broome, Sony Electronics US Technology Standards Office

Original Airdate: 28 August 2012

Webcast Series: Standards

Most large studios and archival institutions realize the critical importance of metadata for development, description, and delivery of audiovisual content. Karen Broome, metadata specialist for Sony's U.S. Technology Standards Office, goes beyond the basics to discuss emerging requirements for motion picture metadata and the complexities of context.

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SMPTE Timed Text

Speaker: Michael Dolan, Television Broadcast Technology, Inc.

Original Airdate: 24 February 2012

Webcast Series: Standards

The industry is moving to more and more Internet-delivered media. To date, closed captioning and subtitles have been delivered using proprietary methods. SMPTE developed a standard for the native encoding of captions and subtitles known as “SMPTE Timed Text”.  The webcast will cover the technical details of these SMPTE standards and is targeted at the engineer involved in using them.

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SMPTE Standards 101

Speaker: Peter Symes, Director, Standards & Engineering, SMPTE

Original Airdate: 24 May 2012

Webcast Series: Standards

As you may know, SMPTE is the premier standards development body for the motion imaging industry. What you may not know, however, is how those standards are developed.
 
Peter Symes, SMPTE's Director, Standards & Engineering will discuss the process behind development of SMPTE Standards. You will also learn how and why you too can be involved.