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The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has unveiled details of the events and resources it is offering at the 2017 NAB Show next month.

The 2017 NAB Show's 'The Future of Cinema Conference: The Intersection of Technology, Art, & Commerce in Cinema, produced in partnership with SMPTE' is scheduled for 22 to 23 April. Over the two days, expert presentations will focus on how technical innovation, artistic intent, and evolving consumption and business models will interact to shape the future of cinema. Further details regarding the conference and registration can be found here.

During the 2017 NAB Show, SMPTE will be located in the Upper South Lobby, Booth L28, and will highlight recent advances in standards development, offer details on upcoming educational conferences and programs, and showcase the diversity of its work to encourage and support student engagement in the motion-imaging field. Visitors to the booth also will have the opportunity to learn more about the Society's new limited-edition book highlighting the industry leaders and innovators who have contributed to SMPTE's success over the past century.

A founding member of the Joint Task Force for Networked Media (JT-NM) – along with AMWA, EBU, and VSF – SMPTE has teamed up with AES, AIMS, IABM, and MNA to develop the IP Showcase at NAB 2017. Located in the North Hall, Booth N4824, the IP Showcase will offer a view of industry alignment, action, and transformation with respect to production, contribution, and primary distribution workflows over IP.

SMPTE Director of Membership Roberta Gorman, members of the SMPTE Board of Governors, and SMPTE Section leadership will be at the 2017 NAB Show to discuss membership benefits and the Society's role in global standards and interoperability. Prospective members will be able to join, and existing SMPTE members may renew their SMPTE and Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) memberships on site. SMPTE members who bring their co-workers, clients, and colleagues to the SMPTE booth to sign up for SMPTE membership will receive a thank-you gift.

Visitors to the SMPTE booth will have the chance to view and order 'The Honor Roll and Honorary Members of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers', a limited-edition book that highlight's 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', an illustrated history of the Society and its work over the past century.

The Society will feature the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, and will also make the latest Standards Outcome Report as well as the SMPTE 2059 Interop Report, available at its booth and will provide information about the SMPTE Digital Library. Hosted on the IEEE Xplore platform, the library provides extensive access to the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal (since 1916), more than 800 standards documents, and many conference papers. Access is available through subscription or individual membership.

On Tuesday 25 April, students are invited to the SMPTE booth from 4pm to 6pm for a social mixer where they can interact with SMPTE Members, including board of governors members, directors, Sections leadership, and staff who will discuss their work in the industry. During the show, students can learn more about the student membership opportunity. They also can find out how to submit a paper for the SMPTE Student Paper Award or a special student edition of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal; apply for the Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship; and submit an entry for the Student Film Festival, which is produced in collaboration with the HPA during the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition.

Barbara H. Lange, Executive Director of SMPTE, said: "A great deal has happened for SMPTE since last year's NAB Show, and we look forward to highlighting the Society's numerous achievements across standards work, membership, and education initiatives, including the new Virtual Classroom course on IMF, which is the first in a series of courses dedicated to facilitating more effective implementation of key SMPTE standards, which will empower media companies. With a full slate of exciting events scheduled for 2017, we also have a lot to share about the many ways that current and prospective SMPTE Members can engage with one another and help to shape the ongoing evolution and success of the motion-imaging field."

Image: SMPTE Student Event at the 2016 NAB Show.


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