SMPTE to Present at SET 2013 Conference


Last Updated: August 12, 2013 5:34 pm GMT
(Hollywood, California--August 12, 2013) WHEN: Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. EDT

TITLE: "Beyond HD"

MODERATOR: Raymundo Barros, SET/TV Globo

SPEAKER: Peter Symes, SMPTE Director, Standards and Engineering

Peter Symes gained his Bachelor of Science degree with honors in 1967 and began his career in television in the engineering department of the British Broadcasting Corporation. He worked in product management for Philips and Central Dynamics before joining Grass Valley. From 1983 to 2007 he held a number of positions with responsibilities that included strategic planning, intellectual property, and technological liaison. He represented Grass Valley in many organizations including the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), where he served two terms as engineering vice president and one as financial vice president. In July 2007 he left Grass Valley to join the SMPTE staff as director of standards and engineering. Symes holds patents and is the joint recipient of Emmy® awards for the architecture of the digital picture processor. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of SMPTE.

WHEN: Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. EDT

TITLE: Is Quality Control in the File-Based Workflow a Necessary Evil?

MODERATOR: Jose Antonio Garcia, SET/TV Brazil

SPEAKER: Bruce Devlin, SMPTE Fellow, AmberFin/AdDigital

In this session, Bruce Devlin, chief technology officer of AmberFin, will present the concept of Unified Quality Control and explore the practical ways in which it can improve file-based workflows. During his presentation, Devlin will show how we can borrow tried and tested automation methodologies from the automotive and other manufacturing industries and apply them to the media industry.

Participants will understand the fundamental role of quality control in multiformat, file-based workflows with particular emphasis on planning for enterprise architecture with or without a MAM. Attendees will learn about the concept of Unified Quality Control and how it can improve any file-based workflow to increase productivity and reduce waste.

August Educational Webcast

WHEN: Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. EDT

TITLE: ACES: Glass to Glass

SPEAKER: Joseph Slomka, FotoKem

During the webcast Joseph Slomka, vice president and principle color scientist at FotoKem, will provide insight on the implementation of ACES in production. He will discuss the areas of production at FotoKem that are impacted by ACES and how ACES will likely affect feature motion picture production, animation, and VFX. Please join SMPTE for this very unique opportunity to explore future of color for the industry.

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SMPTE educational webcasts are free to SMPTE Professional members.

SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition

Registration Now Open

WHEN: Oct. 22-24 with opening Symposium Oct. 21

WHERE: Hollywood, Calif.

The SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition is the premier annual event for motion-imaging and media technology, production, operations, and allied arts and sciences. The event draws elite and world-renowned technology thought-leaders from motion picture studios, broadcast and distribution networks, the production and postproduction community, software companies, systems integrators, manufacturers, display technologies, distribution providers, over-the-top providers, and others leading the evolving motion-imaging industry. Three days of highly technical sessions will cover everything from emerging technologies to advancements in workflows.


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