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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, September 21 meeting...
NEW APPROACHES TO IP AND BAS MICROWAVE - Solving the Back Channel Dilemma

BAS microwave has long delivered a robust capability in point-to-point backhaul operations for news gathering. Recent technology developments have enabled the use of BAS spectrum for IP and file based delivery.

Billerica, MA-based Vislink describes their approach to encoding for secure, IP-based transport via BAS ENG links and how the back-channel challenge can be overcome. As usual, it’s not a product-based pitch, but a technology overview and discussion with an emphasis on the practical application of SMPTE and other standards. There will be an exhibit table for product examples.

Vislink technology provides a Bi-directional high-speed IP wireless data link utilizing your BAS spectrum without fear of contention, congestion or blocking, featuring:

  • Low latency, high bandwidth connections ensuring high quality live video capability
  • Huge data rate increases, using MIMO uplink and downlinks, combined with adaptive modulation
  • Flexible uplink/downlink rates using automation driven link prioritization
  • Support for multiple assets in the same sector contributing at the same time
  • Bonded cellular and satellite to complement sector coverage
  • Apps to easily set up microwave links

About Vislink

Vislink is a leading global technology business specializing in the wireless capture, delivery and management of high quality live video for the Broadcast & Media and the Public Safety & Surveillance markets.

Over 70% of all outside wireless broadcast video is transmitted using Vislink equipment, across more than 200,000 systems worldwide.

Please note this program change: AMT regrets that due to a sudden scheduling conflict it will not be able to participate in this meeting as announced earlier.

Wednesday, September, 21, 2016
Refreshments at 6:30pm
Presentation at 7:00pm

5 TV Place
Needham, MA


WCVB-TV is just off Route 128 in Needham: 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: 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 ISG Boston or

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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: 21 September 2016
Bob Lamm, SMPTE/New England Newsletter/Web Page Editor