SMPTE appoints Dolby Labs VP as next president

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has appointed Patrick Griffis, vice president of technology in the office of the CTO at Dolby Laboratories, as its next president. Griffis, who currently serves as SMPTE executive vice president, will take up his new post on January 1, 2019, and will hold the role for […]

SMPTE issues call for papers

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is seeking proposals for technical papers for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SMPTE 2016). The papers must be informational and address technical theory, research, innovations, applications, or practices specific to any of the evolving technologies associated with the media technology industry, according to the […]

SMPTE upgrades UK offshoot, names governor

The board of US-based Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has approved the creation of a UK offshoot and named Bruce Devlin, chief media scientist at Dalet, as its first governor.  The SMPTE UK Section has grown from 83 members in 2012 to more than 500 members in 2015, making it eligible to […]

SMPTE publishes HDR report

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has announced the publication of a study-group report on high dynamic range (HDR) imaging. SMPTE announced the report at its Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition and said that the work of 170 international experts aims to summarise discussions about the implementation of HDR and address key questions about the […]

SMPTE makes board appointments

The board of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has named its 2015 lineup of directors and has appointed a number of new officers and governors to fill vacant positions. Paul Stechly has been appointed SMPTE finance vice-president to complete the term of Matthew Goldman, who was elected in October to serve […]

SMPTE and Hollywood Post Alliance to merge

The US Society of Motion Pictures Engineers (SMPTE) and the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) are to merge. SMPTE will initially provide administrative support to HPA, expected to culminate in the merger of the two organisations by May 2015. The pair said that their partnership would unite the two leading technical organisations serving the media and […]