SMPTE Sponsors Standards Roadmap, UHD/4K Implementation Super Session at CCW

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Tue, 11/05/2013 - 15:23 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will sponsor the Super Session UHD/4K Implementation: Practical Issues and Technical Realities at Content and Communications World. During the November 13-14 event at New York City's Javits Convention Center. SMPTE also will present SMPTE Standards Development: Progress and The Road Ahead, led by William Miller, SMPTE New York Section past chair.

Virtually every technical discussion about the near-term future of television includes mention of UHD/4K, and the SMPTE Super Session on UHD/4K implementation will address key questions that remain unanswered even as 4K television sets begin to appear in the marketplace. Led by moderator John Luff, television technology consultant at HD Consulting, an expert panel will discuss the broadcaster's perspective on the technical realities of when and where to implement UHD/4K.

Panelists will include Kevin Callahan, director of technical operations at Fox Sports; George Hoover, chief technology officer at NEP; Tom Sahara, vice president of operations and technology at Turner Sports; and Ted Szypulski, senior director of technology research and standards at ESPN. The session is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, on CCW's main stage.

Miller will present SMPTE Standards Development: Progress and The Road Ahead on Wednesday, November 13 at 12:30 p.m. Open to all conference attendees, this session will update delegates on key SMPTE standards that have been published recently, as well as the status of those at the center of many global engineering discussions. Among the topics Miller will address are video-over-IP, IMF, media device control, 10Gb/s fiber interfaces, and UHDTV mapping.

CCW registration and event details are available at

Further information about SMPTE and its standards work is available at