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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, April 25 meeting...
Our Annual NAB Wrapup

Our panelists represent diverse areas of expertise in commercial broadcasting, public broadcasting, education, production and post-production equipment and the very recent FCC re-pack analysis for broadcast television stations.

This event has become a time-honored tradition of candid information exchange, personal opinions and observations of the events and technologies presented at the National Association of Broadcaster's Show floor or other NAB Convention sites.

It provides a robust question and answer opportunity with five well-respected industry experts who attended this month's NAB events in Las Vegas.

Additionally, there will also be our panelists' "pick hits" chosen from a wide array of new products and developing technologies.

Whether you attended the NAB Show this year or not, this is THE ONE technical meeting that should not be missed!


  • Emeric Feldmar, WGBH
  • Gerry Field, American Public Television
  • Bob Lamm, CYNC Corp.
  • Tim MacArthur, Emerson College
  • Rick Zach, Comsult, New England

MODERATOR: Phil Ozek, Pegasystems

SMPTE New England Section wishes to thank WBZ-TV for hosting this meeting and also Phil Ozek of Pegasystems for moderating this annual event.

Also special thanks to our SBE colleague Robert Yankowitz and the SBE, Chapter 11.

Wednesday, April, 25, 2018
Refreshments at 6:30
Presentation at 7:00 pm

1170 Soldiers Field Road
Boston, MA 02134


WBZ is on Soldiers' Field Road: From Boston, be aware that you will need to make a U-turn to get on the inbound side of the road. There is a special lane on the right-hand side of the road that allows this.

For more information, please contact Paul R. Beck at 508-633-6859 (mobile) or

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2017-2018 Season...
Section Calendar
Some dates are still tentative

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.

Writeups of past seasons' meetings

Updated: 21 April 2018
Bob Lamm, SMPTE/New England Newsletter/Web Page Editor