NAB NY 2017: SMPTE Announces Publications, Resources at Show

Registration is currently open for the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), which will take place Oct. 24-26 in Hollywood, California. The event kicks off with the daylong SMPTE 2017 Symposium, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning in Digital Media Creation: The Promise, The Reality, and The (Scary?) Future,” on Oct. 23. During the event, experts from around the globe will present 69 technical papers, plus a conference keynote. This year the event will culminate with the SMPTE Annual Awards Gala, hosted in the Loews Hollywood Hotel’s Hollywood Ballroom on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 26.¬†

SMPTE has also recently approved the first standards within SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks, a new standards suite that specifies the carriage, synchronization, and description of separate elementary essence streams over professional internet protocol (IP) networks in real time for the purposes of live production, playout, and other professional media applications. Society representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the new standards throughout the show.

SMPTE Publications and Resources at 2017 NAB Show New York
Visitors to the SMPTE booth will have the opportunity to view and order “The Honor Roll and Honorary Members of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers,” a limited-edition book that showcases the past century’s industry leaders and innovators. The Society also will be accepting pre-orders for “Magic & Miracles: 100 Years of Moving Image Science & Technology,” a richly illustrated crafted history of the Society and its groundbreaking work over the past century. SMPTE is offering new lower-cost international shipping options on these and all other products ordered from its online store.

Throughout 2017 NAB Show New York, SMPTE staff will be available in the Society’s booth to discuss current trends and answer questions about SMPTE activities, resources, and publications, including the latest “SMPTE Standards Quarterly Report,” which details the outcome of the June 2017 SMPTE Standards Committee meeting. The report summarizes the current progress of SMPTE committees that are working to create, approve, revise, and remove standards for the industry.

As always, the Society will feature the SMPTE¬†Motion Imaging Journal, which earned a Distinction Award from the New York Metro, Philadelphia Metro, Atlanta, and Rochester Chapters of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) and then continued on to earn a Merit Award in the STC International Summit Awards (STC ISA) competition. Copies of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, including the September 2017 “Progress Report” issue, will be available on the stand.

Readers may access Journal content from 1916 to the present through the SMPTE digital library, which provides one-stop access to SMPTE resources that keep professionals informed of the latest technology and industry research. The SMPTE digital library has been fully incorporated into the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, one of the industry’s most popular sources for technical publications.

Membership Services
SMPTE Director of Membership Roberta Gorman and New York Section leadership will be on hand at 2017 NAB Show New York to discuss membership benefits and the Society’s role in global standards and interoperability. Prospective members will be able to join, and existing members may renew their memberships on-site. Through the Student Membership Challenge (SMC), a SMPTE fund that pays for a student’s first year of membership, students can join for free. Further information on student programs is available at

SMPTE Session at 2017 NAB Show New York
On Wednesday, Oct. 18, SMPTE President Matthew Goldman, senior vice president of technology, TV and media solutions at Ericsson, will lead a SMPTE session titled “The Professional Media over IP Story: What Does the Future Look Like?” Highlighting the benefits of migrating to an all-IP facility, Goldman will discuss the latest industry standardization efforts, including the recently published SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards.

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