SMPTE Offers Discount Code to SVG Members, Sponsors for 2020 Remote Conference

SMPTE’s 2020 Remote Conference Experience is set for November 10-12 and SMPTE has extended a discount to SVG members and sponsors. The unique discount code PTSVG10 and provides a 10% discount on the Sage (All Access) package for any non-SMPTE members at

At SMPTE 2020 (, virtual attendees can expect keynotes, white paper presentations, and Q&A sessions on traditional and next generation live broadcast, color science, cloud and infrastructure concepts, and imaging topics with take-aways you can dive into and utilize right away. Experts from companies like NHK, Codex, Avid, Dolby, Disney, Canon, and more as they present work they’ve explored, developed, and implemented. And with SMPTE Storytellers expect to connect with the human side of entertainment technology, all with the goal of molding the future of media.

SMPTE 2020 will also feature a full day of Esports content creation on Nov. 12, providing an in-depth look at the hows and whys of Esports production and more.

Below are additional session highlights:

Nov. 10

Standards Session: Are standards still relevant in a post-COVID world?
Join Bruce Devlin & Thomas Bause Mason as we take a look at the changing face of the media technology industry and explore a future in which Open Source, Standards and Cloud fulfill different, but essential roles in creating an interoperable global eco-system. We look at why nation-state policy frameworks are still important and how massive, well-funded Open Source projects are vital but not the only way in which global interoperability can be achieved. We also look at what SMPTE is doing to foster active special-interest groups and to assist the promotion of their work onto a global stage.

Audio Engineering Society: Sound in Mandarin-Speaking Movies
TU Duu-Chih is the mind and ear behind the sound of numerous Mandarin-speaking films. In a career spanning over four decades, Tu has worked with prominent directors such as Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, and Wang Kar-Wei. With a record of twelve Golden Horse Awards and a Cannes’ Technical Grand Prize on his belt, Tu received the National Award for Arts from Taiwan in 2004 for his significant contribution to the art and science of film in Taiwan. In this session, Tu will use some examples to share how he created the sound of these Mandarin classics.

Nov. 11

Introduction to the Agile Methodology for Project Management
Traditional project management has supported organizations for managing people and processes to complete work initiatives ever since the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon. However, with the age of software, the need for closer collaboration and tighter deadlines required new tools and a change in the thought process.

Ask a Fellow – Advice to My Younger Self
Join us for a casual conversation with some of our SMPTE Fellows, who will share what they’ve learned throughout their careers and involvement with SMPTE.

Nov. 12

What’s It All About: The Heart and Spirit of Esports
Enjoy the ride from consoles to Arenas. What is esports? Why does it matter and why is it so popular? Join us for this exciting introduction to esports and get to know the human and technical aspects of competitions and all that precedes it. During this initial session, experts will explain the true nature of esports’ success. The human side of the industry is all about non-traditional athletes having an athletic experience, bringing communities together, and creating new communities of followers. In addition, this session will introduce the “magical” infrastructure that enables teams to compete “on a level playing field” across large geographic areas.

The Magic Enabler: The Esports Architecture
So, what kind of infrastructure does it take to enable exciting team competitions to be played on a “level playing field”? Between the technology, production crew, callers, and many other pieces, it is a complex system. During this session, you will learn in detail about the architecture, individual technologies, and everything else needed to produce the magic of esports competition.

Boots on the Ground Esports: Real World Experiences
The previous session explained the details of the esports architecture under ideal, theoretical conditions. There are, however, challenges that must be worked out and lessons that have been learned. There are also innovations in technology occurring and anyone of them could be a “game” changer! In this session, you will hear from the experts who have implemented esports competitions and met the challenges head-on. Hear how they solved issues and what new technologies are being tested. You will also hear a moderated expert panel discuss the potential opportunities the esports infrastructure has for more traditional content creators.



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