SMPTE 2017 Registration Now Available


SMPTE has opened registration for its SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, scheduled for Oct. 24-26 in Los Angeles. At the same time, the entertainment industry tech association has set its SMPTE 2017 Symposium, preceding the technical conference and exhibition, for Oct. 23. 

SMPTE’s Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition is a forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology. This year’s event will be held at the Hollywood & Highland Center, in Hollywood. The SMPTE Annual Awards Gala will be held in the Loews Hollywood Hotel’s Hollywood Ballroom on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 26.

“The rapid pace of change in the media and entertainment industry makes the SMPTE Annual Conference & Exhibition a critically important event for anyone wishing to experience and understand the latest advances in motion-imaging and audio,” said SMPTE Education VP Richard Welsh. “For four days in October, Hollywood will be the place to learn about the research, standards, technologies, and techniques that are enabling amazing new experiences for media consumers worldwide.”

The SMPTE 2017 technical conference program committee is chaired by SMPTE Fellows Paul Chapman, senior vice president of technology at Fotokem; Thomas Edwards, vice president of technology and engineering at FOX; and Sara Kudrle, product marketing manager at Imagine Communications. Technical conference sessions will address topics including advances in display technologies; cinema processing and projection technology; larger color and dynamic range; compression; content management and storage; restoration and preservation; content security; virtual, augmented, and mixed reality; media infrastructure (SMPTE ST 2110) and distribution; image acquisition and processing; new techniques in audio; quality assurance and monitoring; workflow systems management; cloud technologies; and encouraging diversity in technology.
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The daylong SMPTE 2017 Symposium on Oct. 23 is titled “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning in Digital Media Creation: The Promise, The Reality, and The (Scary?) Future.” The Symposium will examine how AI and machine learning technologies have gained significant traction in the creation of digital media. Speakers will offer practical use cases throughout the production chain — including story and script development, music composition, contextual analysis of dailies, edit preparation, imaging processing, visual effects (VXF) preparation, and audience engagement, along with discoverability and distribution of content. Experts, visionaries, and thought leaders in the field will assist attendees in establishing a firm foundation for understanding these technologies, which may eventually disrupt the media and entertainment industry. The Symposium is included with select conference packages, as an add-on, or as a stand-alone registration.

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