SMPTE Opens Call For Papers For SMPTE 2021 Technical Conference

Standards organization SMPTE is seeking technical papers for the SMPTE 2021 Annual Technical Conference (SMPTE 2021 ATC). Starting Nov. 9 and running select days through Nov. 18, the conference will be a virtual event with technical paper presentations, SMPTE Storytellers, roundtables and networking events. The SMPTE Annual Technical Conference is a peer-reviewed forum for the […]

SMPTE, MESA Collaborate On Metadata Standard

Newly Elected And Returning SMPTE Board Members Begin 2021-22 Terms

SMPTE today announced that the members newly elected and returning to the SMPTE Board of Governors have begun the 2021-22 term. The board includes experienced SMPTE leaders, some moving into new roles, as well as several new additions. “Finding the Society’s gravity point in these challenging and quickly changing times will demand a team effort, and […]

Hans Hoffmann Elected SMPTE President

SMPTE today announced that Hans Hoffmann, head of media fundamentals and production at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), has been elected by the SMPTE membership to serve as SMPTE president for the 2021-22 term. He currently serves as SMPTE executive vice president and, on Jan. 1, 2021, will become the first European to serve as the […]

SMPTE Adds Members To Engineers Advisory Board

Women In Technology Awards Live On Zoom Today At 4 p.m. ET

The 10th Annual Women in Technology Awards Presentation Ceremony and “Predictions for 2021” panel will kick off today, live on Zoom, at 4 p.m. ET. See the honorees, an honor roll of past honorees, here in the program. Still need to Register? 

SMPTE Unveils Program For SMPTE 2020

The interactive remote conference format offers peer-reviewed technical paper presentations, training and networking events, plus a live esports competition.

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TVN Tech | Pandemic Puts New Priority On IP Routing

Remotely working broadcasters are increasingly seeing the advantages of IP routing systems to easily control equipment and monitor feeds. Those who adopted IP routers prior to the pandemic were “well ahead of the game,” says one vendor. Above, the BBC’s SMPTE 2110 facility in Cardiff, Wales.

SMPTE Publishes VC-6 Video Codec Standard

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has published V-Nova’s VC-6 video codec as the SMPTE ST-2117 standard. Ratification of VC-6 as a SMPTE standard came after a comprehensive peer review. VC-6 leverages artificial intelligence as part of how the video codec approaches compression to offer contribution, production and workflow solutions for 4K and 8K.

SMPTE Unveils Redesigned Logo And Website

The professional organization is expanding its educational offerings, standards work and networking events to better serve media professionals, technologists and engineers.

SMPTE Names 2020 Honorees

SMPTE revealed the industry leaders and innovators who will be honored at the Awards Gala that will be part of this year’s interactive remote SMPTE 2020. Scheduled for Nov. 11 and 12 during the society’s annual technical conference and exhibition, the online celebration will recognize business, technical, and creative leaders and students who have made substantial contributions to […]

Women In Technology Awards And ‘Predictions 2021’ Panel Set For Oct. 19

TVNewsCheck will present a virtualized 10th Annual Women in Technology Awards presentation ceremony and immediately after it, a “Predictions for 2021” panel session featuring all six honorees talking about how widespread remote production and other developments this year are likely to affect technology in 2021. Honorees are (top, l-r): SMPTE’s Barbara Lange, WarnerMedia’s Lisa Pedrogo, Perspective Media’s Janet Gardner, (bottom, l-r): Avid’s Kate Ketcham, Latakoo’s Jade Kurian and Walt Disney Co.’s Sally Hattori. To attend the event on Monday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. ET, please register here.

 

Webinars This Week: TVN, MFM, Sinclair, SMPTE, SVG, LAWO

TVNewsCheck will consider how news organizations are turning remote production outposts into permanent at-home studios, while Sinclair will present episode two of a series on monetizing NextGen TV. SMPTE has two events this week, MFM continues a series of for-credit sessions for finance managers and SVG presents its annual Sports Content Management conference in virtual form. For more events, plus dates, times and registration links, visit TVNewsCheck’s Virtual Events Directory.

SMPTE Releases Revisions to IMF Standards Documents

SMPTE has introduced a series of revisions to the SMPTE Interoperable Master Format (IMF) standards documents (SMPTE ST 2067) to ensure compliant implementation, bring additional features to the IMF system, address conflicts among various provisions, and improve consistency for end users. The revisions address results from IMF Plugfests, as well as feedback from implementers and […]

SMPTE Expands Access To Educational Programs, Events, Standards Documents

SMPTE today announced changes to its educational programming designed to make it easier for industry professionals to keep up with the latest technology and to learn new skills. In addition to supporting professional development, the Society’s array of webcasts, meetings and online courses offers members a way to connect with colleagues and to prepare for […]

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TVN’s Women In Tech | SMPTE’s Lange Pushes More Standards, Members

Barbara Lange, SMPTE’s executive director, is one of TVNewsCheck’s 2020 Women in Technology Leadership Award honorees. Her forward-looking moves at the organization — digitizing its archives and growing and diversifying its membership chief among them — have pivoted SMPTE to feel more “like a 100-year-old startup.”

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Barbara Lange And Lisa Pedrogo: TVN’s Leaders

The recipients of TVNewsCheck’s annual Women in Technology Leadership Award — SMPTE’s Barbara Lange and WarnerMedia’s Lisa Pedrogo — are  women who have contributed substantially toward advancing their industry technologically. The award supports the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program, which places graduating engineers, who are women or people of color, in broadcast industry internships. They will be honored in a virtual awards presentation and panel discussion on Oct. 19.

SMPTE 2020 Call For Papers Now Open

SMPTE is seeking technical manuscript proposals for the SMPTE 2020 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2020), Nov. 9-12, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles. With this year’s call for papers, the society has introduced a new two-phase submission and review process designed to enhance the quality above the already high […]

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TVN Tech | For IBC 2019, IP Leads The Story

Experts say the broadcast industry’s transition to IP infrastructure is likely to dominate this year’s show in Amsterdam. But there’s still plenty of room for developments in the cloud, artificial intelligence, OTT, cybersecurity and more to keep technologists busy on both the show floor and in its conference rooms.

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SMPTE Names Frank Kunkle Marketing Director

SMPTE today announced that Frank Kunkle has joined the society as its new director of marketing. Kunkle, who officially assumed his new role on July 22, is guiding development and implementation of a robust marketing strategy, including campaigns, events, digital marketing and public relations, while supporting SMPTE’s ongoing implementation of its three-year strategic plan. “Frank […]

SMPTE Revamps Annual Technical Conference

SMPTE 2019, Oct 21-14 in Los Angeles, will put technology exhibits and sessions side by side, offering access to the latest technology, education and professional development opportunities to help attendees increase their personal and professional value within the media and entertainment industry.

SMPTE Launches Essential Tech Webcast

SMPTE today announced the launch of its new Essential Technology Concepts Webcast Series, designed to cover the foundational concepts, technologies, and workflows associated with the creation of professional media content. Slated for Feb. 7, the first webcast, titled, Human Perception Fundamentals: Color, Contrast, and Motion, will feature guest speaker David Long, director of the RIT […]

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With Standards Set, IP Transition Starts To Roll

Just over a year after publication of SMPTE’s 2110 suite of standards for handling professional media over managed IP networks, the TV industry’s focus has switched from how to transport the data to refining the technology supporting the standard.

Dolby’s Patrick Griffis Elected SMPTE President

SMPTE on Monday said its membership elected new officers and governors for the 2019-20 term. Patrick Griffis, VP of technology in the office of the CTO at Dolby Laboratories, will take office as the new SMPTE president on Jan. 1, 2019. “Pat’s dedication to SMPTE is truly remarkable, and his passion, energy, and expertise will […]

SMPTE Introduces Technical Specifications

SMPTE, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, announces SMPTE Technical Specifications (TSPs), a new offering to complement SMPTE Standards by being proactive to rapidly evolving industry technologies and workflows. The announcement comes with the publication of the first TSP that has […]

John Ross To Receive SMPTE Presidential Proclamation

John Ross, the founder of Ross Video, will receive a Presidential Proclamation Award from SMPTE — The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers — later this year. The Awards Gala will be held in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 25, during which Ross will be recognized for his pioneering work in the development of production […]

SMPTE Announces 2018 Awards Recipients

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SMPTE Names Secretary/Treasurer And Directors

SMPTE, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has appointed a new secretary/treasurer and has named the society’s 2018 directors. John E. Ferder has been appointed to serve as SMPTE secretary/treasurer, a position left open […]

SMPTE Publishes ST 2110 IP Standards

SMPTE today announced the publication of the first standards within SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks. SMPTE ST 2110 is a new standards suite that specifies the carriage, synchronization, and description of separate elementary essence streams over professional internet protocol (IP) networks in real-time for the purposes of live production, playout, and […]

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IBC 2017: Signs Of A Quickening IP Transition

The media and entertainment industry, which now ranks as the most disrupted in the world according to the Global Center for Business Transition, more fully embraced IP and virtualized technology at the annual international tech exhibition in Amsterdam this week. Imagine’s Charlie Vogt (above) says his company is investing “hundreds of millions” to keep pace.

SMPTE Approves ST 2110 Standards

SMPTE has approved the first standards within ST 2110. The new standards suite specifies the carriage, synchronization, and description of separate elementary essence streams over professional internet protocol (IP) networks in real-time for the purposes of live production, playout and other media applications.

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SMPTE Announces 2017 Award Winners

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SMPTE Confab To Tackle Next-Gen Media

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3.0 Offers Intriguing 4K Delivery Possibilities

Not being the first out of the chutes with delivery of 4K UltraHD to viewers isn’t necessarily a bad thing for broadcasters. While the industry awaits FCC authorization of next-gen TV transmission, thinking on the best way to deliver 4K has had time to percolate.

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SMPTE Sets Free Webinar On Media IP Standard

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SMPTE NY Region Takes On ST-2100, HDR, WCG

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SMPTE Announces European Event Schedule

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SMPTE Seeks Entries For 2017 Student Film Festival

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Deadline Looms For SMPTE Tech Paper Abstracts

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Broadcast Cameras Set To Focus On 4K, HDR

Drip, drip, drip. The trickle of changes in television capture and delivery continues to flow. But as next-gen TV inches towards finalization as a standard and the prospects for FCC authorization grow those drips will turn into a torrent. Broadcasters and camera vendors alike are getting serious about how to prepare for these changes while maintaining and improving existing HD workflow and program delivery. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of broadcast camera vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.