SMPTE Webcasts

Live, interactive educational webcasts covering hot-topic technologies, issues and developments.
Educational Webcasts are conveniently scheduled 1-hour webcasts covering top-of-mind technology topics. Presented by industry recognized subject matter experts, monthly Educational Webcasts present the latest on technologies that are currently being deployed. Educational Webcast sessions are available as a SMPTE member benefit free of charge. Non-members may attend webcasts for USD $49.00.
Standards Update Webcasts are open to everyone interested in learning about SMPTE Standards. 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."
Executive Strategy Briefing Webcasts are invitation-only webcasts during which executives speak with other executives about technologies and strategies of concern to the industry-at-large. This webcast series is an exclusive Executive Member benefit. Participate in the conversation with the executives responsible for engineering strategy at the industry's most notable companies.
Emerging Technology Webcasts are about technologies currently in laboratories around the world that may significantly impact the future of motion imaging and the art of storytelling. Some may prove to be highly disruptive and game changing, others may just fade away into obscurity. Regardless of their ultimate fate, these are technologies to watch. Emerging Technology Webcast sessions are available as a SMPTE member benefit free of charge. Non-members may attend webcasts for USD $49.00.

Upcoming Webcast Schedule*

Series   Date Title

Executive Webcast


24 March 2015

Conversation with SMPTE Leadership
Bob Seidel, CBS, Matthew Goldman, Ericsson, and Barbara Lange, SMPTE

Emerging Technology


7 April 2015

The Future of JPEG
Touradj Ebrahimi



23 April 2015

Topic: High Dynamic Range Intermediate
Gary Demos

Standards Update


5 May 2015

Topic: Interop and SMPTE DCP's Compared
Jim Whittlesey



21 May 2015

Topic: Integer and Fractional Frame Rates
John Pallett and Bruce Devlin



18 June 2015

Topic: Issues with HDR and Wide Color Gamut
Scott Daly and/or Timo Kunkel (TBD)



16 July 2015

Topic: UHD Lenses
Larry Thorpe, Canon

Emerging Technology


21 July 2015

Topic: How are UHD Cameras Different?
Joseph Slomka

Know a topic that needs to be covered? Send your suggestions to Joel Welch.

* Subject to change