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
Speaker: Bruce Devlin and Thomas Bause Mason,
Original Airdate: 18 July 2019
The July Standards Outcome Webcast covers the latest updates in SMPTE standards activities including updates to the ST 2110, IMF and Compression Standards. We'll be covering that activity that took place in Tokyo in June thanks to our wonderful hosts at Imagica and will be featuring a special deep dive on High Dynamic range metadata, specifically the standard SMPTE ST 2094 Dynamic Metadata for Color Volume Transformation. Each webinar we hold a poll for the next special feature. If you want your voice to be heard, then please join us!
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Speaker: Steve LLamb
Original Airdate: 23 May 2019
Building on the work done in 25CSS to create the Immersive Audio Bitstream Essence (SMPTE ST 2098-2) published last year, work was continued in 21DC to create standards based on current practice for packaging and distributing DCPs that contained the 2098-2 Essence. The DCP needed to be functional with existing deployed systems, while also maintaining backward compatibility with existing Dolby ATMOS content and rendering systems. Work was done to create a track file (ST 429-18) that would be compatible with a DCinema CPL (ST 429-7), and concurrently, to create additional constraints for Immersive Audio DCPs (ST 429-19) that would be used in addition to, and maintaining compliance with, current DCP Operation Constraints (ST 429-2). This webcast will explore those topics in depth.
Speaker: Bruce Devlin and Thomas Bause Mason
Original Airdate: 28 March 2019
SMPTE Standards Committees are charged with developing Engineering Documents and reviewing existing documents to ensure that they are current with established engineering practices and are compatible with international engineering documents. Each quarter, the Technical Committees and Sub-groups convene to fulfill this charge. Please join Bruce Devlin, Standards Vice President and Thomas Bause Mason, Director of Standards Development, as they summarize the outcomes and progress made during the March of 2019 Standards meetings held in White Plains.
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Beyond SMPTE Time Code – the TLX Project
Speakers: Peter Symes
Original Airdate: 21 February 2019
SMPTE Time Code, standardized as SMPTE ST 12, was originally defined in the 1970s and, although there have been many updates and enhancements, the fundamental attributes remain unchanged. ST 12 is key to electronic video editing, and has found application in many other fields and industries.
But, ST 12 is constrained by the original design that reflects the technology landscape of the time (quad VTRs and Nixie tubes). ST12 has many limitations that cannot be addressed while maintaining backwards compatibility; it is time for a new approach. The TLX project (Time Label, eXtensible) seeks to define a new labeling system, more suited to the needs and technologies of today, that may be used alongside ST 12, and that could eventually replace it.
Speakers: John Mailhot & Brad Gilmer
Original Airdate: 10 January 2019
With the publication of several documents in 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.
The SMPTE ST 2110 standards suite is designed to provide a great deal of flexibility in system implementations and focuses mainly on the definitions of media stream contents. Likewise, the AMWA IS-04 and IS-05 specifications are highly flexible APIs that allow a variety of media types and infrastructures. SMPTE ST 2059, based on IEEE 1588, describes how to synchronize video equipment over an IP network is also very flexible.
Speake: Bruce Devlin & Thomas Bause Mason
Original Airdate: 20 December 2018
SMPTE Standards Committees are charged with developing Engineering Documents and reviewing existing documents to ensure that they are current with established engineering practices and are compatible with international engineering documents.
Each quarter, the Technical Committees and Sub-groups convene to fulfill this charge. Please join Bruce Devlin, Standards Vice President and Thomas Bause Mason, Director of Standards Development, as they summarize the outcomes and progress made during the December 2018 Standards meetings held at Los Angeles.
Speakers: Jack Watts & Tomasz Witkowski
Original Airdate: 13 December 2018
In this SMPTE Standards webcast, our speakers focus on both the technical and business aspects of the ratified SMPTE Digital Cinema Package (DCP) format. The SMPTE DCP allows implementers and users to achieve the ability to support and exhibit HDR, HFR imagery, immersive audio, and automation within an auditoria environment by leveraging the enriched metadata held within a composition. It also aids future advancements in the medium by providing a solid and secure foundation to which people can extend existing technologies and build new ones, truly allowing for the ultimate cinematic experience every time.
Speaker: Bruce Devlin & Thomas Bause Mason
Original Airdate: 4 October 2018
SMPTE Technology Committees (TCs) are charged with developing engineering documents and reviewing existing documents to ensure that they are current with established engineering practices and are compatible with international engineering documents.
Each quarter, the TCs and sub-groups convene to fulfill this charge. Please join Standards Vice President Bruce Devlin and Director of Standards Development Thomas Bause Mason as they summarize the outcomes and progress made during the September Standards meetings held at European Broadcast Union (EBU) in Geneva.
Speaker: Stan Cossette
Original Airdate: 16 August 2018
Immersive media environments are getting a great deal of attention recently. ST 2098-2 is the new SMPTE standard for distribution of immersive audio. Please join SMPTE and guest speaker Stan Cossette, Senior Staff Engineer - Cinema at Dolby, as he explains this new standard.
Stan will provide you with an overview of ST 2098-2, and also then cover more detailed topics including the hierarchy of the bitstream frame elements, extensibility mechanisms designed into the standard, typical use cases for the immersive audio metadata, and much more!
Speaker: Brian Vessa
Original Airdate: 9 August 2018
With all manners of entertainment using the moniker “immersive”, what does this mean with regard to audio? Since the introduction of immersive audio to the cinema, SMPTE has been working to create standards to foster interoperability between the many variations of playback systems and the many variations in mixing tools. A number of standards documents have been created that address different aspects of the problem.
This webcast will describe what immersive audio is, why it is so cool, and what makes it vital to the industry. We will take a deep dive into ST 2098-1, which defines immersive audio metadata, and is the first document in the suite of SMPTE immersive audio standards.
Speakers: Bruce Devlin & Thomas Bause Mason
Original Airdate: 26 July 2018
The June 2018 Technology Committee meetings were held at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The TC's are charged with developing standards documents and reviewing existing documents to ensure that they are current with established engineering practices and are compatible with international engineering documents.
In this TC meeting outcome webcast, Bruce Devlin, SMPTE's Standards Vice President, and Thomas Bause Mason, SMPTE's Director of Standards Development, will explain the progress was made during the TC meetings, but that's not all...
There are several types of documents published by SMPTE: RPs, RDDs, EGs, Technical Specifications, as well as Standards. Our speakers will explain what these documents are, why they exist, how they are used, and what their differences are.
Speakers: Bruce Devlin & Howard Lukk
Original Airdate: 29 March 2018
Please join Bruce Devlin, Standards Vice President and Howard Lukk, Director of Engineering & Standards, as they summarize the outcomes and progress made during the March 2018 Standards meetings held in White Plains, NY, USA. In addition to the meeting outcome summary, Bruce will explain what “registers” are and what they do. Then, Cinecert’s John Hurst, will do a live, online register walk-through.
A Conversation with SMPTE Leadership: The Society Looks Forward to 2018 and Beyond
Speakers: Matthew Goldman, Patrick Griffis, Bruce Devlin, Richard Welsh, Peter Wharton & Barbara Lange
Original Airdate: 25 January 2018
Webcast Series: Special Edition
In 2018, SMPTE is poised to serve its members as never before. This is your Society, and, as such, SMPTE leaders want to share their vision for this year and beyond.
Where is SMPTE going? What will it look like in 2020? They also want to hear what you have to say!
Speakers: Bruce Devlin & Howard Lukk
Original Airdate: 11 January 2018
SMPTE’s ongoing series of Standards Update webcasts update you on the activities and outcomes from the Society’s quarterly Technology Committee (TC) meetings. These committees are responsible for creating engineering documents and for the review of existing standards documents. Please join Bruce Devlin, newly elected SMPTE Standards Vice President, and Howard Lukk, SMPTE Director of Engineering and Standards, as they summarize the outcomes and progress made during the December 2017 TC meetings held at Arista in Santa Clara, California.