SMPTE PDA Now Educational Webcast: SMPTE Standards 101
Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
SMPTE Standards 101
Thursday 24 May 2012
17:00 UTC / 13:00 Eastern / 10:00 Pacific
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Speaker: Peter Symes, Director, Standards & Engineering, SMPTE
As you may know, SMPTE is the premier standards development body for the motion imaging industry. What you may not know, however, is how those standards are developed.
During our next SMPTE Standards webcast, guest speaker, Peter Symes, SMPTE's Director, Standards & Engineering will discuss the process behind development of SMPTE Standards. Mr. Symes will explain why standards are important and who is involved in the standards development process. You will also learn how and why you too can be involved.
For the past 100 years, the people of the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE, pronounced “simp-tee”) have sorted out the details of many significant advances in entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, the Society has earned an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. The Society has developed thousands of standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines, more than 800 of which are currently in force.
SMPTE’s global membership today includes 7,000 members, who are motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students. A partnership with the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) connects SMPTE and its membership with 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.