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Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

Index Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) (rarely), founded in 1916 as the Society of Motion Picture Engineers or SMPE, is a global professional association, of engineers, technologists, and executives working in the media and entertainment industry. [1]

64 relations: Academic conference, Adrian Ettlinger, Albert Rose (physicist), Ancillary data, Andrew Laszlo, Arthur V. Loughren, Auguste and Louis Lumière, BBC Research & Development, Bernard J. Lechner, Charles Francis Jenkins, Charles Ginsburg, Chuck Pagano (ESPN), David Sarnoff, Digital cinema, Digital Picture Exchange, Digital Video Broadcasting, Douglas Trumbull, Edwin Catmull, European Broadcasting Union, Film leader, Filmmaking, General Exchange Format, George Eastman, George Lucas, Glossary of video terms, Harold Eugene Edgerton, HDCAM, Herbert Kalmus, ITU-R, ITU-T, James Cameron, John G. Frayne, John Logie Baird, Joseph A. Flaherty Jr., Kees Schouhamer Immink, Linwood G. Dunn, Material Exchange Format, Media Dispatch Protocol, Moving Picture Experts Group, NTSC, Otto H. Schade, Outline of film, Peter Carl Goldmark, Philo Farnsworth, Ray Dolby, Roderick Snell, Samuel L. Warner, Serial digital interface, SMPTE 356M, SMPTE color bars, ..., SMPTE timecode, Sound recording and reproduction, Standards organization, Technical standard, Test card, Thomas Edison, Transatlantic (band), VC-1, Video tape recorder, Vladimir K. Zworykin, Walt Disney, Walter Ransom Gail Baker, William F. Schreiber, 501(c)(3) organization. Expand index (14 more) »

Academic conference

An academic conference or symposium is a conference for researchers (not necessarily academics) to present and discuss their work.

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Adrian Ettlinger

Adrian Ettlinger (January 26, 1925 – October 23, 2013) was an American electrical engineer and software developer and a pioneer in television and video technology.

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Albert Rose (physicist)

Albert Rose (30 March 1910 – 26 July 1990) was an American physicist, who made major contributions to TV video camera tubes such as the orthicon, image orthicon, and vidicon.

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Ancillary data

Ancillary data (commonly abbreviated as ANC data), in the context of television systems, refers to a means which by non-video information (such as audio, other forms of essence, and metadata) may be embedded within the serial digital interface.

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Andrew Laszlo

Andrew Laszlo A.S.C. László András (January 12, 1926 – October 7, 2011) was a Hungarian-American cinematographer best known for his work on the cult film classic The Warriors.

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Arthur V. Loughren

Arthur V. Loughren (September 15, 1902 – December 14, 1993) was an American electrical engineer who played a prominent role in the development of NTSC television.

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Auguste and Louis Lumière

The Lumière brothers, Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas; 19 October 1862 – 10 April 1954) and Louis Jean; 5 October 1864 – 7 June 1948), were among the first filmmakers in history. They patented an improved cinematograph, which in contrast to Thomas Edison's "peepshow" kinetoscope allowed simultaneous viewing by multiple parties.

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BBC Research & Development

BBC Research & Development is the national technical research department of the BBC.

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Bernard J. Lechner

Bernard J. Lechner (25 January 1932 – 11 April 2014) was an electronics engineer and formerly Vice President, RCA Laboratories, where he worked for 30 years covering various aspects of television and information display technologies.

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Charles Francis Jenkins

Charles Francis Jenkins (August 22, 1867 – June 6, 1934) was an American pioneer of early cinema and one of the inventors of television, though he used mechanical rather than electronic technologies.

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Charles Ginsburg

Charles Paulson Ginsburg (July 27, 1920 – April 9, 1992) was an engineer and the leader of a research team at Ampex which developed one of the first practical videotape recorders.

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Chuck Pagano (ESPN)

Charles E. Pagano is the Executive Vice President of Technology and Chief Technology Officer of ESPN.

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David Sarnoff

David Sarnoff (Даві́д Сарно́ў, Дави́д Сарно́в, February 27, 1891 – December 12, 1971) was an American businessman and pioneer of American radio and television.

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Digital cinema

Digital cinema refers to the use of digital technology to distribute or project motion pictures as opposed to the historical use of reels of motion picture film, such as 35 mm film.

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Digital Picture Exchange

Digital Picture Exchange (DPX) is a common file format for digital intermediate and visual effects work and is an ANSI/SMPTE standard (268M-2003).

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Digital Video Broadcasting

Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) is a set of internationally open standards for digital television.

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Douglas Trumbull

Douglas Huntley Trumbull (born April 8, 1942) is an American film director, special effects supervisor, and inventor.

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Edwin Catmull

Edwin Earl Catmull (born March 31, 1945) is an American computer scientist and current president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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European Broadcasting Union

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU; Union européenne de radio-télévision, UER) is an alliance of public service media organisations, established on 12 February 1950.

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Film leader

A film leader is a length of film attached to the head or tail of a film to assist in threading a projector or telecine.

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Filmmaking

Filmmaking (or, in an academic context, film production) is the process of making a film, generally in the sense of films intended for extensive theatrical exhibition.

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General Exchange Format

General eXchange Format (GXF), is a file exchange format for the transfer of simple and compound clips between television program storage systems.

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George Eastman

George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932) was an American entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and popularized the use of roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream.

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George Lucas

George Walton Lucas Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur.

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Glossary of video terms

This glossary defines terms that are used in the document, developed by the.

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Harold Eugene Edgerton

Harold Eugene "Doc" Edgerton also known as Papa Flash (April 6, 1903 – January 4, 1990) was a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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HDCAM

HDCAM, introduced in 1997, is a high-definition video digital recording videocassette version of digital Betacam, using an 8-bit discrete cosine transform (DCT) compressed 3:1:1 recording, in 1080i-compatible down-sampled resolution of 1440×1080, and adding 24p and 23.976 progressive segmented frame (PsF) modes to later models.

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Herbert Kalmus

Herbert Thomas Kalmus (November 9, 1881 – July 11, 1963) was an American scientist and engineer who played a key role in developing color motion picture film.

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ITU-R

The ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) is one of the three sectors (divisions or units) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and is responsible for radio communication.

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ITU-T

The ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) is one of the three sectors (divisions or units) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU); it coordinates standards for telecommunications.

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James Cameron

James Francis CameronSpace Foundation.

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John G. Frayne

John G. Frayne (July 8, 1894 in Ireland – October 31, 1990 in Pasadena, California) was a physicist and sound engineer.

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John Logie Baird

John Logie Baird FRSE (13 August 188814 June 1946) was a Scottish engineer, innovator, one of the inventors of the mechanical television, demonstrating the first working television system on 26 January 1926, and inventor of both the first publicly demonstrated colour television system, and the first purely electronic colour television picture tube.

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Joseph A. Flaherty Jr.

Joseph Antony Flaherty, Jr. was the Senior Vice President for Technology at CBS.

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Kees Schouhamer Immink

Kornelis Antonie "Kees" Schouhamer Immink (born 18 December 1946) is a Dutch scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur, who pioneered and advanced the era of digital audio, video, and data recording, including popular digital media such as Compact Disc, DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

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Linwood G. Dunn

Linwood G. Dunn, A.S.C. (December 27, 1904 in Brooklyn, New York – May 20, 1998 in Los Angeles, California) was a pioneer of visual special effects in motion pictures and inventor of related technology.

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Material Exchange Format

Material eXchange Format (MXF) is a container format for professional digital video and audio media defined by a set of SMPTE standards.

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Media Dispatch Protocol

The Media Dispatch Protocol (MDP) was developed by the Pro-MPEG Media Dispatch Group to provide an open standard for secure, automated, and tapeless delivery of audio, video and associated data files.

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Moving Picture Experts Group

The Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) is a working group of authorities that was formed by ISO and IEC to set standards for audio and video compression and transmission.

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NTSC

NTSC, named after the National Television System Committee,National Television System Committee (1951–1953),, 17 v. illus., diagrs., tables.

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Otto H. Schade

Otto H. Schade (April 27, 1903 – April 28, 1981) was a noted television pioneer, best known for his work on evaluating the gradation, graininess and sharpness in film and television images, and his aperture theory that mathematically modeled the system performance of photographic lenses, films, television tubes, and electrical circuits.

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Outline of film

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to film: Film – refers to motion pictures as individual projects and to the field in general.

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Peter Carl Goldmark

Peter Carl Goldmark (Goldmark Péter Károly) (December 2, 1906 – December 7, 1977) was a Hungarian-American engineer who, during his time with Columbia Records, was instrumental in developing the long-playing microgroove 33-1/3 rpm phonograph disc, the standard for incorporating multiple or lengthy recorded works on a single disc for two generations.

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Philo Farnsworth

Philo Taylor Farnsworth (August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971) was an American inventor and television pioneer.

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Ray Dolby

Ray Milton Dolby (January 18, 1933 – September 12, 2013) was an American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR.

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Roderick Snell

Roderick Saxon Snell is a British electronics engineer, born 1940, who co-founded Snell & Wilcox in 1973, working full-time for it from 1988.

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Samuel L. Warner

Samuel Larkin Warner (June 14, 1828 – February 6, 1893) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut, brother of Levi Warner.

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Serial digital interface

Serial digital interface (SDI) is a family of digital video interfaces first standardized by SMPTE (The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) in 1989.

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SMPTE 356M

SMPTE 356M is a SMPTE specification for a professional video format, it is composed of MPEG-2 video composed of only I-frames and using 4:2:2 chroma subsampling.

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SMPTE color bars

The SMPTE Color Bars is a trademarked television test pattern used where the NTSC video standard is utilized, including countries in North America.

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SMPTE timecode

SMPTE timecode is a set of cooperating standards to label individual frames of video or film with a timecode.

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Sound recording and reproduction

Sound recording and reproduction is an electrical, mechanical, electronic, or digital inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects.

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Standards organization

A standards organization, standards body, standards developing organization (SDO), or standards setting organization (SSO) is an organization whose primary activities are developing, coordinating, promulgating, revising, amending, reissuing, interpreting, or otherwise producing technical standards that are intended to address the needs of a group of affected adopters.

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Technical standard

A technical standard is an established norm or requirement in regard to technical systems.

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Test card

A test card, also known as a test pattern or start-up/closedown test, is a television test signal, typically broadcast at times when the transmitter is active but no program is being broadcast (often at sign-on and sign-off).

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Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor.

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Transatlantic (band)

Transatlantic is a multinational progressive rock supergroup consisting of Neal Morse (ex-Spock's Beard), Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings), Pete Trewavas (Marillion, Edison's Children) and Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater).

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VC-1

SMPTE 421M, informally known as VC-1, is a video coding format.

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Video tape recorder

A video tape recorder (VTR) is a tape recorder designed to record and playback video and audio material on magnetic tape.

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Vladimir K. Zworykin

Vladimir Kosmich Zworykin (Влади́мир Козьми́ч Зворы́кин, Vladimir Koz'mich Zvorykin; July 29, 1982) was a Russian-born American inventor, engineer, and pioneer of television technology.

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Walt Disney

Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer.

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Walter Ransom Gail Baker

Walter Ransom Gail Baker (November 30, 1892 – October 30, 1960) was an American electrical engineer.

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William F. Schreiber

William F. Schreiber (1925–2009) was an electrical engineer and professor emeritus of MIT.

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501(c)(3) organization

A 501(c)(3) organization is a corporation, trust, unincorporated association, or other type of organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 of the United States Code.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_of_Motion_Picture_and_Television_Engineers

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