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NAB: David Grindle Named SMPTE Exec Director With Diversity and Inclusion a Top Priority

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has named David Grindle as its new executive director. This weekend at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, the century-old Society introduced the exec, who will start his new role at SMPTE in July after concluding a 12-year tenure as executive director of the United States Institute […]

Christopher Nolan, Rob Legato Join SMPTE Engineers Advisory Board

Christopher Nolan and Rob Legato are among the Hollywood pros to join the SMPTE engineers' creative and tech advisory board.

Reed Hastings, ‘Star Wars’ VFX Pioneer Richard Edlund to Be Honored by SMPTE Engineering Society

Oscar-winning VFX pioneer Richard Edlund, Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings and veteran television engineer John D. Ross will receive the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers' highest recognition, Honorary Membership.

James Cameron Promises Innovation in ‘Avatar’ Sequels as He’s Feted by Engineers

Cameron and Douglas Trumbull were honored at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers' Centennial Gala.

SMPTE Panel Warns of Restoration Challenges

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' co-producer urges "checks and balances."

SMPTE Awards: Kudos, a Jam, and the ‘Resolution Blues’

Honorees included Bill Feightner, Milt Shefter, Tom Scott and Keliichi Kubota.

At SMPTE And Showeast, Immersive Sound Standards Debate Continues

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers aims to “harmonize” two proposals: one based on Dolby Atmos and one on DTS' MDA.

SMPTE: Warners’ Gewecke Says ‘New Technology Is Here, the Product Is Not’

“The change is measured in months and quarters, not years,” the studio’s chief digital officer says.

SMPTE: Fox Exec Seeing ‘No Interest’ In Delivering 4K

Fox Sports vp field operations Jerry Steinberg says Ultra HD broadcasting is a “monumental task with not a lot of return.”

SMPTE: Speakers Say ‘Exciting’ Times for Ultra HD TV But Faces Challenges

Panelists, including execs from Sony, Samsun and HDMI Licensing, discuss upconversion, available content and clear consumer terminology.

Bill Feightner Named CTO at Colorfront

The respected innovator who co-founded Efilm will steer development of Colorfront's on-set dailies and new technologies.

Bill Feightner, Milt Schefter, Tom Scott Among SMPTE Honorees

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will present its Progress Medal to Kelichi Kubota for his work in areas including Ultra HD standards.