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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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The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), is the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry.

SMPTE members are spread throughout 64 countries worldwide. Over 200 Sustaining (institutional) Members belong to SMPTE, allowing networking and contacts to occur on a larger scale. Touching on every discipline, our members include engineers, technical directors, cameramen, editors, technicians, manufacturers, designers, educators, consultants and field users in networking, compression, encryption and more.


SMPTE was founded in 1916 to advance theory and development in the motion imaging field. Today, SMPTE publishes ANSI-approved Standards, Recommended Practices, and Engineering Guidelines, along with the highly regarded SMPTE Journal and its peer-reviewed technical papers. SMPTE holds conferences and local Section meetings to bring people and ideas together, allowing for useful interaction and information exchange.

SMPTE strives toward its goal through:

  • Membership: Promoting networking and interaction
  • Standards: Developing industry standards
  • Education: Enhancing education through seminars, exhibitions, and conferences
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