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SMPTE PDA Now Educational Webcast: SMPTE Timed Text


Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM (EST)

SMPTE PDA Now Educational Webcast: SMPTE Timed Text

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SMPTE Timed Text


Thursday, 23 February 2012

18:00 UTC /10:00 Pacific/13:00 Eastern

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Speaker: Michael Dolan, Television Broadcast Technology, Inc.


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”. In addition, it has published and drafted Recommended Practices for the mapping of CEA-608 (analog closed captions) and CEA-708 (digital closed captions) into SMPTE Timed Text, respectively, in order to assist in the migration of television content to the Internet. The US FCC has just issued a Report and Order setting out requirements for programming and devices regarding the authoring and display of Internet-delivered captioning that references 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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Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in advancing the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.

Nearly 7,000 members — motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students — who meet in Sections worldwide, sustain the Society. Through the Society’s partnership with the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®), this membership is complemented by the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide the expertise, support, tools, and infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television programs, commercials, digital media, and other dynamic media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.

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