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SMPTE Extends Proposal Deadline

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.: The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers extended the deadline for the submission of technical papers to be presented at its fall conference. Proposals for the 2009 SMPTE Technical Conference & Exhibition are now due June 26, the group said. Several submissions were received by the original June 12 deadline, but SMPTE said there were also requests for more time. The conference is scheduled for Oct. 27-29 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, Calif.

Submissions need to be made via an abstract of no more than 300 words that includes topic heading, paper title, delivery method, a brief description of content, name of author/presenter, company, mailing address, telephone numbers, and e-mail address. Previously published, product-specific, or promotional papers will not be considered.

Proposed white papers and tutorials must be informational in nature and must address technical theory, application, or practice associated with technologies relevant to the Motion Imaging Industry. Topics include:

-- MXF Implementation
-- File Based Workflows
-- Broadband Content Delivery
-- Broadcast Facility IP Data Exchange (e.g. BXF)
-- Digital audio implementation issues, including loudness variations and lip-sync errors
-- Opportunities and challenges for mobile video services
-- Next generation digital infrastructure in an end-of-analog world
-- New technologies and architectures for improved workflow efficiency
-- Beyond HD - 1080p60 3G infrastructure
-- Digital Intermediates: Process, advancements and case studies
-- Stereoscopic 3D Imaging, processing, distribution and display
-- Digital Cinema Exhibition: servers, content storage, networks and scheduling
-- Digital Cinema Production and Post Production: processes and workflow
-- Image Acquisition for filmmaking, broadcast news, studio production and sports
-- Wide bandwidth infrastructure: 1080p50/60, 4K and beyond
-- Animation: new techniques and process
-- Advancements in film technologies: film stocks, restoration techniques
-- Electronic Display technologies: Plasma, LCD, LCoS, OLED’s, laser
-- Color management, interchange, correction techniques
-- Metadata and file management
-- IP Content networks, transport, architectures, standards and applications
-- Content security, rights management, watermarking
-- Digital audio for cinema, broadcast and gaming
-- Consumer technologies: HD deployment, transmission, home networking
-- Historical topics on early filmmaking, animation and television technologies
-- Content management, storage, archiving, and retrieval

Questions can be addressed to Joel Welch, director of professional development at