Author: Paul Maroni

April Section Meeting – *** NAB Stayers’ Celebration 2018 ***

WEDNESDAY 11TH APRIL – Join in with industry mates to share some stories, have a drink or two, have a laugh and enjoy a bite to eat (finger food) provided by SMPTE. Relax whilst you think about comrades lost in the desert, cracked lips, wandering aimlessly down the aisles of Las Vegas Convention Centre with blistered feet and sore heads.

SMPTE Christmas Dinner

Something completely different. The design of Riley St Garage is inspired by New York’s Meatpacking District. Originally Australia’s first full service garage, the building was renovated and re-imagined, and is the home of this year’s SMPTE Australia Section Xmas Bash. Tickets going quickly…

SMPTE17 CONFERENCE – Shadow Minister for Communications to deliver keynote address

Michelle Rowland MP, the Shadow Minister for Communications and Federal Member for Greenway will give the keynote presentation at the upcoming SMPTE17 Conference.

The Shadow Minister’s address will discuss current issues in the media and communications ecosystem, and the need for principles-based and evidence-informed policy for transition to the future, including………..

June Section Meeting – DANTE an Australian Success Story

Audinate, the home of Dante has kindly offered to host the next Section meeting on 21 June, and will be taking you through the journey of how one man’s vision, borne through the need to simplify his connectivity issues in following his passion of music, would develop in to this cutting edge technology that has gained global acceptance.

SMPTE Australia Section – Election Results

Thank you to all those section members who voted in the recent SMPTE Australia Section elections. Firstly, a big thank you to Peter Stavrianos (Stav) and Kathy-Anne McManus (KAM) for their contribution to the SMPTE Australia Section board. It’s not…

SMPTE Australia Section Christmas Bash

HO!, HO!, HO! It’s that time of year again.
Time to be happy.
Time to have fun.
Time to put those woes behind you.
Time to Eat, Drink* and be Merry with your industry peers at the fantastic Otto Ristorante.

SMPTE Australia Section welcomes SMPTE members, their life partners, partner association members and non-members to the 2016 SMPTE Christmas bash on Wednesday 7th December.

23 November Section Meeting – Nine Playout Centre *****SOLD OUT*****

Nine Network Australia (NNA) is delighted to welcome SMPTE Australia Section members and guests to a technical overview and tour of the National Playout Centre (NPC) for Nine Network.

NPC opened in 2012 and originally served 18 channels across the country. The multichannel content playout solution allowed the broadcaster to streamline technical operations by centralizing playout within a single, highly efficient and modern broadcast facility.

3 & 5 October Section Meetings – IP Media Infrastructure workshop

SMPTE Australia Section in conjunction with Studiotech Australia is pleased to be hosting for members and guests, IP Media Infrastructure Workshops in both Sydney and Melbourne.

As part of SMPTE’s ongoing commitment to education and training, these workshops will dispel the confusion surrounding the various IP formats and standards, interoperability, data throughput and data management concerns for use in a Broadcast and Media production IP environment.

Sydney Section Meeting is sold out!!! – ***SMPTE MEMBERS ONLY***

23 August SMPTE Section Meeting – An illuminating night with Rosco

SMPTE Australia section welcomes members and guests to an illuminating evening with Rosco

Tom Swartz, Director for Market Development in A/NZ will be taking you through some of the latest developments in light control systems, backdrops, digital compositing/scenic paints and other light control related tools for television and film production.

Telstra Broadcast Services SMPTE Section Meeting


What a great turn out for the Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS) pre-launch visit of its Broadcast Operations Centre (BOC) for SMPTE members and guests. The modest sized room adjoining the control room was at capacity with people outside the door trying to get a glimpse of the monitor and listening intently to Paul Suter’s every word.