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Bill Kennedy from Panasonic Broadcast passes
Lu Lessard, television trailblazer, passes
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, March 28 meeting...
The Next Evolution in Video Transport Technologies
The Migration to IP

The Broadcast Industry has been actively driving towards a migration to IP. This presentation will cover the motivation behind the migration, the evolutionary steps that are being taken towards that migration, the standards that will enable this migration and their status, some examples from the industry on IP implementations, and the reality of where we are as an industry in this migration.

About the presenter:

Rafael Fonseca leads Product Management for Artel Video Systems.

Previously, Mr. Fonseca was VP of Product Management, Marketing and Sales Engineering and member of the founding team at Cedar Point Communications, acquired by GENBAND specializing in technology, telecommunications and multimedia solutions.

Early in his career, Mr. Fonseca worked at Bell Laboratories on research and development in the areas of networking synchronization, adaptive echo cancellation, and equalization for data communication and optical networking systems.

Mr. Fonseca has a Masters in Engineering from Cornell University and a BSEE from the University of Puerto Rico.

The SMPTE New England Section wishes to thank SMPTE Manager David Beauvais, Assistant Director of Engineering, WCVB-TV, for arranging this meeting

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Doors open at 6:30pm
Presentation at 7:00pm

5 TV Place
Needham, Massachusetts 02494


WCVB-TV is next to Route 128 (I-95) near the Mass Pike: WCVB is located directly off Interstate 95 (Rte. 128), at Exit 19B, the Needham-Highland Ave. exit.

From the North: Take I-95, Route 3 or I-93 south until it merges with I-95 south (Route 128). Get off at the 19B exit. Exit onto Highland Avenue and take your first right at the first traffic light at Gould Street. Pass car dealership on the right (Muzi Ford) and turn right into WCVB driveway at the "5" sign. Park in the parking lot near the satellite dishes and follow the signs lobby.

From the East: Take Interstate 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) west to I-95 South (Cape Cod exit). Get on I-95 south and exit at 19B. Follow directions above.

From the South: Take I-95 north, Route 24 north, or Route 3 north to I-95 (Route 128) north. Go toward Dedham. Take exit 19B. Follow directions above.

For more information, please contact Marty Feldman at 866-769-0210 or

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2017-2018 Season...
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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.

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Updated: 15 March 2018
Bob Lamm, SMPTE/New England Newsletter/Web Page Editor

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