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SMPTE Announces 2017 Award Winners

Renville “Ren” H. McMann Jr. will posthumously be inducted into the SMPTE Honor Roll.

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced the winners of its 2017 awards, which will be presented Oct. 26 at the annual SMPTE Awards Gala as part of the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in Hollywood, Calif.

The award recipients include:

  • Paul E. Debevec: the 2017 Progress Medal
  • David S. Corley: Camera Origination and Imaging Medal
  • Phillip Bennett: David Sarnoff Medal
  • Michael A. Isnardi: Digital Processing Medal
  • James M. Reilly: James A. Lindner Archival Technology Medal
  • Mark Robert Gander: Samuel L. Warner Memorial Medal
  • Joseph Goldstone, Technicolor –Herbert T. Kalmus Medal
  • Randy Ubillos: Workflow Systems Medal
  • Sean T. McCarthy: SMPTE Journal Award
  • Katy C. Noland: Journal Certificate of Merit
  • David Long and Mark D. Fairchild: Journal Certificate of Merit
  • Elizabeth DoVale: Student Paper Award
  • Jonathan Bouchard: Student Paper Honorable Mention
  •  Mark Schubin: Presidential Proclamation
  • Johann Safar: Excellence in Standards Award
  • Elizabeth “Betty” Migliore: Society Citation
  • Merrick Ackermans: Citation for Outstanding Service to the Society
  • Herbert Jay Dunmore: Citation for Outstanding Service to the Society
  • John Walsh: Citation for Outstanding Service to the Society
  • David Wheeler: Citation for Outstanding Service to the Society
  • Trevor Canham, Emily Faw and Catherine Marie Meininger: Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The society also will induct Renville “Ren” H. McMann Jr. posthumously into the SMPTE Honor Roll.

More information is available on the SMPTE website.

SMPTE Annual Conference To Tackle Next-Gen Media

The Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers today announced its 2017 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Oct. 24-26, will take the deep dive on next-gen media.

The tech conference will include 70 paper presentations, two exhibit halls and session rooms at the Hollywood & Highland Center, an Oktoberfest reception and the society’s annual awards gala at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

The day before the event officially opens, SMPTE will hold its annual symposium, co-chaired by SMPTE Fellow Michelle Munson and Yvonne Thomas of Arvato Systems. This year’s symposium topic is “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning in Media Creation: The Promise, The Reality, and The (Scary?) Future.”

More information is available on the SMPTE website.

SMPTE, DPP To Tackle IMF For Broadcast, Online

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced it will work with the Digital Production Partnership on a joint pilot specification project to create an IMF specification for broadcast and online.

The aim of the project is to provide a technical specification for IMF in broadcast and online applications as a breakdown of various elements, including video and audio packages composition playlists and output profile lists, SMPTE said in a press release.

Final publication of the IMF specification is expected before the 2018 NAB show in April, SMPTE said.

More information is available on the SMPTE website.

SMPTE To Hold Free Webinar On ST 2110 Media IP Standard

The Society of Motion Pictures & Television Engineers will conduct a free webcast open to everyone on its new SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards for professional media over IP networks, SMPTE said today.

The webcast, hosted by SMPTE Fellow and systems architect for IP convergence at Imagine Communications, John Mailhot, will take place June 22 at 1 p.m. ET.

Several of the SMPTE ST 211o standards documents are nearly complete and publication in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library is tentatively scheduled for later in the year, SMPTE said.

To register for the free webcast visit the SMPTE website.

SMPTE NY Region To Take On ST-2100, HDR, WCG

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers New York region will tackle the topics of the SMPTE ST-2110 professional IP video production standard and ways to optimize video for wide color gamut and high dynamic range at its next monthly meeting, June 7, at the AT&T Building in New York City.

Wes Simpson, telecom consultant and SMPTE committee member, will discuss the 2110 standard. He will address the various aspects of the standard, including how different essences are carried.  

Stephen Birdsong, global manager for premium content solutions for Rohde & Schwarz, will present a primer on the production options for HDR and wide color gamut. Among the topics he will talk about are the different methods for capturing, processing and delivering video in HDR.

The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. The building is located at 33 Thomas St.

More information is available at the SMPTE website.

 

SMPTE Announces Upcoming European Event Schedule

Members of the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers will participate at several European technical events as speakers and in other roles over the next few months, SMPTE said today.

The events and participation include:

  • MediaTech 360 Summit: June 7-8, London – SMPTE director of standards and engineering Howard Lukk and SMPTE education VP Richard Welsh will be among the speakers. More information is available on the event website.
  • European Broadcast Union Technical Assembly: June 8-9 in Stuttgart, Germany — SMPTE’s Lukk will discuss virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) and light field technologies. More information is available on the event website.
  • European Digital Forum of Lucca: June 15-16 at Real Colegio in Lucca, Italy — SMPTE executive director Barbara Lange will make an address and SMPTE members Patrick Palmer, Chris Bobotis and Hans Hoffmann will participate in sessions. More information is available on the event website.
  • 2017 HPA Tech Retreat UK: June 11-13 in Oxfordshire, UK — SMPTE’s Welsh is co-chair of the retreat. More information is available on the event website.
  • IBC2017: Sept. 14-19 at the RAI in Amsterdam — SMPTE will have a stand at the Partnership Village and is contributing to the online community IBC365. More information is available on the event website.
  • SMPTE Standards Block Meetings — Sept. 20-23 hosted by Sky UK on Isleworth, Middlesex, U.K. More information is available on the event website.

Deadline Looms For SMPTE Tech Paper Abstracts

Looking for a way to avoid cutting the grass this weekend? Maybe you want an excuse not to clean out the gutters? Or, is it that oil change and tire rotation you want to postpone?

Whatever it is, the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers has a plan for you: Spend the weekend writing a proposal for a technical paper to present at the 2017 SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Oct. 24-26, in Hollywood, Calif.

The deadline to submit an initial abstract is Monday, May 15.

SMPTE has published a rather long list of possible topics, or perhaps you have one of your own.

Regardless, you will need to visit the SMPTE website to submit your abstract. The list of topics is on the same page.

Go ahead and write that proposal. The grass can get a little longer; the gutters overflowing won’t hurt anything for a couple of more days; and the tires and oil can wait.

SMPTE Requests Paper Abstracts For Annual Conference

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has issued a call for papers for its 2017 Technical Conference & Exhibition, Oct. 24-26, in Hollywood, Calif.

SMPTE is seeking paper abstracts, which are due May 15.

The society says papers must be “informational and address technical theory, research, innovations, applications, or practices” involving technologies that are relevant to the media industry.

The organization is “strongly” encouraging students to submit papers.

SMPTE has published a complete list of possible topics and instructions for submitting a paper proposal here.

 

 

2017 NAB Show To Feature New IP Showcase Pavilion

Broadcasters and other media pros who want to see for themselves that IP-based technology from various vendors actually works together will get their chance at the new IP Showcase pavilion in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Together with the Joint Task Force on Networked Media, the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), EBU, IABM, the Media Networking Alliance (MNA), the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Video Services Forum (VSF) are organizing the showcase, which will feature interoperating IP-based broadcast technology from many vendors.

Interoperability testing of SMPTE 2022-6 and 2022-7, four parts of the SMPTE ST 2110 standard, including those pertaining to video, audio, control and metadata, the SMPTE 2059-1 and 2059-2 profiles for the Precision Time Protocol and the AMWA NMOS-IS04 discovery and registration protocol will take place at the IP Showcase, says Matthew Goldman, SMPTE president and SVP of technology, TV and media at Ericsson.

More information is available on the NAB Show website.

And for more on IP at the show, read TVNewsCheck‘s Hot Topics feature on that topic here.

SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal Advances To STC International Award Round

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers’ Motion Imaging Journal will advance to consideration for the Society for Technical Communication’s International Summit Awards after earning a Distinction Award from four U.S. chapters of the technical communications society.

The regional awards from the New York Metro, Philadelphia Metro, Atlanta, and Rochester STC chapters were judged on technical content, achievement of purpose and technical execution, SMPTE said in a press release.

SMPTE will learn the fate of the Motion Imaging Journal in the international completion before the STC Annual Summit, May 7-10 in Washington, D.C., according to contest rules.The SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, published nine times a year, provides insight into the technical world of motion-imaging science.

More information is available on the SMPTE website.