SMPTE May Webcasts

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Monthly Technology Webcast — Open to SMPTE Members

TITLE: ATSC 3.0 Webcast Part 2: ATSC 3.0 – a Deeper Dive

SPEAKER: S. Merrill Weiss is a consultant in electronic media technology and technology management. He is also a Standards Committee Member and chair of the Working Group on the Archive eXchange Format (AXF).

WHEN: Thursday, May 9, 1 p.m. EDT

Building on the first ATSC 3.0 webcast, this webcast will explore more deeply the technical aspects of ATSC 3.0 including system requirements and configuration, inter-layer protocols, STL transport protocol, and security.

SMPTE Technology Webcasts are complimentary for SMPTE Members. Attend this webcast for free by joining SMPTE today.

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Monthly Technology Webcast — Complimentary for SMPTE Members

TITLE: Low-Latency Live Streaming

SPEAKER: Russell Trafford-Jones, broadcast engineer, editor of

WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 1 p.m. EDT

Live video streaming over the internet is a big growth area for broadcasters and OTT services alike. Broadcasters are expected to have live streams at a similar latency to their broadcasts, while pure-streaming services see matching the latency of over-the-air broadcasters as another way to prove their legitimacy and further swing viewing over to the internet. Work continues apace in developing technologies that can deliver ultra-low latency. We will look at how it can be achieved, what the status is of those projects, and how well they stack up in real life.

SMPTE Technology Webcasts are complimentary for SMPTE Members. Attend this webcast for free by joining SMPTE today.

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Standards Webcast — Free and Open to All

TITLE: ST 429-18 Immersive Cinema Track File and 429-19 Immersive Audio DCP constraints

SPEAKER: Steve LLamb, Vice President, Media Technology Standards at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, and co-chair of SMPTE 21DC

WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 1 p.m. EDT

Building on the work done in 25CSS to create the Immersive Audio Bitstream Essence (SMPTE ST 2098-2) published last year, work was continued in 21DC to create standards based on current practice for packaging and distributing DCPs that contain the 2098-2 Essence. The DCP needed to be functional with existing deployed systems while also maintaining backward compatibility with existing Dolby ATMOS content and rendering systems. Work was done to create a track file (ST 429-18) that would be compatible with a DCinema CPL (ST 429-7), and concurrently, to create additional constraints for Immersive Audio DCPs (ST 429-19) that would be used in addition to, and maintaining compliance with, current DCP Operation Constraints (ST 429-2). This webcast will explore these topics in depth.

SMPTE Standards Webcasts are free and open to all.

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SMPTE Events and Section Meetings

SMPTE Section meetings around the world are open, and credentialed members of the press are encouraged to attend. Members of the media must contact Barbara Lange at for registration.

May 14 --- Toronto:  AI/Machine Learning – Practical Use Cases in Media and Entertainment

May 15 --- Sacramento:  Section Meeting

May 16 --- New York:  NAB Wrap-Up Meeting

May 22 --- New England:  Section Meeting

May 29 --- Rocky Mountain:  Use of Vector Network Analyzers for Troubleshooting RF systems

June 4-5 --- Montréal/Québec/Ottawa:  Bootcamp 2019

June 5-6 --- San Francisco:  SMPTE and AIS Present Entertainment Technology 2019

June 11 --- Toronto:  The Weather Network — Meeting, Tour, and BBQ Event

June 18-19 --- Hong Kong:  ConnecTechAsia Summit

June 20 --- Washington DC:  Section Meeting

July 17-19 --- Australia:  Media + Entertainment Tech Expo Conference

Aug. 14 --- Montréal/Québec:  Golf Tournament

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