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SMPTE gears up

6 August 2009

The SMPTE has announced the launch of a pre-event registration website for its Annual Tech Conference and Expo taking place in October.

This year’s event takes place from October 27 – 29, 2009 at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, Calif. and will feature a rich variety of content and activities. They include a high-profile keynote speaker; leading media, software, and display experts; exhibits; and professional networking events – including a special reception and screening sponsored by Warner Bros.

A special seminar – Advanced Media Workflows and MXF – produced by the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) will precede the Conference and Expo on Oct. 26.

The Conference and Expo will also feature numerous technical sessions to address key industry issues and opportunities. Led by industry experts, session topics range from the latest developments in display technologies and advances in digital monitoring/control, audio, and networking to 3D content distribution and stereoscopic production techniques. A complete list of the sessions is available at

“Our Annual Tech Conference and Expo amplifies SMPTE’s ongoing leadership efforts to provide technology education and information that advance and expand critical industry revenue-generating opportunities such as high definition production, digital cinema, and stereoscopic 3D cinema and 3D television,” said Kimberly Maki, executive director of SMPTE. “This year’s conference and exposition are no exception. We look forward to seeing our colleagues from across the media content and motion imaging industries this fall.”

Event sponsors for the 2009 conference and expo currently include Azcar, Photo Research, Inc., Sony, and Warner Bros.

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