Sally Hattori Named SMPTE Standards Vice President

May 12, 2023

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — May 8, 2023 — SMPTE®, the home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, today announced that SMPTE Fellow Sally Hattori has accepted the position of SMPTE standards vice president, a role in which she is directing and supervising the standards projects of the Society. She previously served as SMPTE standards director and […]

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SMPTE Partners With Open Services Alliance for Interoperability Among Service-Based Applications

April 21, 2023

SMPTE is partnering with the Open Services Alliance, which focuses on enabling improved open interoperability among service-based applications. This partnership is a natural extension of SMPTE’s Rapid Industry Solutions Program, which aims to make the standards process more efficient, transparent and versatile. OSA was established in 2019 and typically identifies two to three new initiatives […]

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Planar and OptiTrack Join Advisory Board for On-Set Virtual Productions Initiative

January 18, 2022

Planar and sister company OptiTrack have joined other industry leaders and SMPTE to form The Advisory Group of the On-Set Virtual Production (OSVP) Initiative. This initiative is the first project within the society’s new Rapid Industry Solution (RIS) program. Planar and OptiTrack both take part in SMPTE’s new initiative for the RIS program, focused on […]

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The Industry’s First Official Open AV-Over-IP Standard Is Launched, IPMX, Based on SMPTE 2110

February 10, 2020

At ISE 2020 in Amsterdam in stand 15-B250, the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) ProAV Working Group introduced Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX), a set of open standards and specifications designed to enable carriage of compressed and uncompressed video, audio and data over IP networks. IPMX addresses the ProAV industry’s need for a single […]

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Matrox Unveils X.mio5 Q25 SMPTE ST 2110 Network Card with Multi-Channel 4K, Video Processing, and HDR

April 9, 2018

Matrox today announced Matrox X.mio5 Q25, a SMPTE ST 2110 network interface controller (NIC) card with multi-channel video I/O supporting HD to 4K. Integrated with 10GbE and 25Gbe interfaces, X.mio5 Q25 features on-board multi-channel HDR conversions along with motion adaptive de-interlacing. The card is for OEMs to build IP-based broadcast graphics systems, channel-in-a-box platforms and capture/playout video servers designed for HD and 4K/UHD workflows. With support […]

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SMPTE Publishes ST 2110 Standards for Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks

December 11, 2017

SMPTE today announced the publication of the first standards within SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks.SMPTE ST 2110 is 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. The […]

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Camplex Shows Mini Fiber Optic Camera Cables

November 30, 2015

Camplex just debuted its flexible Gepco mini fiber optic SMPTE camera cables with LEMO FUW/PUW connectors deployed on a rugged reel. The cable assemblies are designed for mobile truck and camera connections where smaller cables are required due to weight and space limitations, and are durable for long distances in outdoor environments when combined with the […]

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Are UHD 4K Kidding Me?

March 18, 2015

If you have read anything I have written about 4K and UHD in the last year or so, you’ll know that I have not been a supporter of the widespread adoption of this technology yet. In commercial environments, I see the immediate advantage of using a single 4K display in displaying multiple 1080p windows at full […]

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The Real Enemy of 4k: Infrastructure

July 6, 2014

There has been a lot of talk about 4k. There are actually several formats that people are describing when they use the term 4k. There is true 4k from cinema (4096 by XXXX) and then UHD-1/2160P (3840 by 2160) which is what type of displays are hitting the market. For the purposes of this blog, […]

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Big Churches, Big Data

May 23, 2014

The upside of adding Ethernet and/or Wi-Fi to audio, video and lighting gear is both the convenience and scalability of managing technology, but the more IP-addressable the A/V/L industry becomes, the more managing the vast amount of unique data becomes problematic for the end users. Churches are no different than many other venues when it […]

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InfoComm: InfoComm Teams With SMPTE, AES and ASA on Audio’s Holy Grail: Sound Standards for All Enclosed Spaces

May 2, 2013

This column was reprinted with permission from InfoComm and originally appeared here.  Until the 1980s, cinemas were an acoustical hodge-podge, with dimensions of varying sizes and speakers arrayed in ways that often blasted sound at those in front and challenged those in the rear to hear. Then, in 1977, came Star Wars, George Lucas’ paean to the sci-fi serials of the1930s and 1940s. Its […]

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SMPTE, VSF Release Pair of Video-over-IP Standards

January 14, 2013

Because IP networks are growing in speed and capability (and so are video signals), we need new standards for interoperability that will allow video producers, broadcasters and distributors to transport HD and other uncompressed video signals using equipment from a wide variety of suppliers. That’s why The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) […]

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