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Bob Paulson, very distinguished engineer, passes
Phil Livingston, Technical Liason for Panasonic Broadcast and Television Systems, Passes
In Memory of Bob Turner, Influential Columnist and Consultant to the Post Production Industry
The (Painful) Way It Was: Editing Video the Old-Fashioned Way
A Behind-The-Scenes look at the Democratic National Convention
BF/VF Closes: Memories of Boston's Premiere Media Arts Center
SIGGRAPH/2003: Impressions of the Computer Graphics Extravaganza
A New Englander Abroad: The BBC Television Centre
Product Management: How to Build Consistently Successful Products
Product Management, Part II: Selling a Better Mousetrap
Digital Cinematography: HDTV is alive and well
Lighting for Inner Peace
The Webcasting Medium: How the technology is advancing
In memory of Jack Newcomb, former Associate Director at pioneering video production facility at MIT
Technical Innovations at NAB: New Englanders star at the show.
QuickTime 3.0 and the Avid/Microsoft Advanced Authoring Format
QuickTime 3.0 Allows Adobe To Move Into Pro Video Editing with Premiere 5.0
Demo Reels
A Eulogy to CMX, by Bob Turner
Switcher NT: Ramblings from IBC
A Producers' Lament
Keeping the Bank Happy and Credit Flowing
An Historic Parable, A Lesson for April 1
Meeting Follow-Up: Film Preservation News
Technical Report: New Developments in Nonlinear Video, a three-part series. Part 1: Putting High-Performance Nonlinear Systems on Personal Computers.
Part 2: Networking and Video Servers.
Part 3: System Design Issues
Editing Video with Adobe Premiere
The Coming of Video and its Influence on Home Movies
From Vintage Film to Betacam: Saving the Past for the Future
A Personal View of Curt Rawley's (Avid President) Dismissal, by Bob Turner.
4:2:2 Profile in MPEG-2 Compression Heirarchy
Technician's Corner: Questions people have asked me lately
Film/Video Museums Around the World
Recent Progress in Computer Graphics
Wicked Funny April Fool Article
Virtual Reality Movies
Fall Survey Results

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At the Wednesday, May 4 meeting...
Our Annual NAB Wrapup Meetiing

This not-to-be-missed event is a time-honored tradition of information exchange, personal opinions and observations of events and technologies presented at the NAB Show floor or other convention sites, and a robust question & answer opportunity with industry experts who attended the NAB events.

Whether you are able to make it to NAB this year or not come hear our distinguished panel discuss and process the huge amount of information that will freely flow from the over 1700 exhibitors at this year’s show! Some of the hot topics at NAB will include the transition to 4K and beyond, IP Video, the transition to IT infrastructure, cameras by non-traditional camera manufacturers, developments in digital cinematography including higher resolution, high dynamic range, RAW workflows, high frame rates, extended color gamma, storage and media asset management, virtual sets, aerial coverage using drones, latest CODECS (such as H.265, HEVC) and as we initiated last year—YOU MAY PARTCIPATE WITH YOUR OWN QUESTIONS FOR OUR PANEL MEMBERS.

OUR PANELISTS: John Rule, Rule Boston Camera, Bob Lamm, Broadcast Pix, Stefan Hadl, Director of Engineering, WCVB-TV, Emeric Feldmar, Engineering Manager, WGBH-TV and Dr. Geoffrey Poister, Associate Professor, Boston University (frequent contributor to TV Technology Magazine).

OUR MODERATOR: Phil Ozek, Liberty Mutual, (past SMPTE New England Section Chair).

THE SMPTE NEW ENGLAND SECTION wishes to express its sincere appreciation to PAUL PABIS and BOB YANKOWITZ, WBZ-TV (CBS, Boston) for hosting tonight’s meeting.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Refreshments at 6:30pm
Presentation at 7:00pm

1170 Soldiers Field Rd.
Boston, MA


On Soldiers' Field Road in Allston...

For more information, please contact Paul Beck or Marty Feldman at or

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2015-2016 Season...
Section Calendar
Some dates are still tentative

SMPTE/New England meetings are usually held at 7:00pm (refreshments at 6:30) on the third Wednesday of every month from September through June. Locations vary to allow attendees to tour various sites of interest. You don't have to be a SMPTE member to attend and there is no admission charge. Students and the public are invited to attend. Join our e-mail meeting announcements list and we'll send you e-mail every month so you don't have to keep on checking the web site. You don't have to be a member to get these announcements.

Writeups of past seasons' meetings

Updated: 5 April 2016
Bob Lamm, SMPTE/New England Newsletter/Web Page Editor