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.

7 March 2016 Section Meeting:
Mad Max: Fury Road – On location – The Technostory

Mad Max Fury Road took over 15 years to progress from almost-ready to actual production. A crew of 1500 laboured in the Namibian desert for six months or more to help realise George Miller’s dream, and in the process solved one unsolvable problem after another. In a special SMPTE Section Meeting, we bring you the backstory from people who were part of that crew.

17 September: Section Meeting deferred

We regret to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel the Mad Max: Fury Road event scheduled for Thursday 17 September. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

All efforts are being made to reschedule this event and we will let you know as soon as a new date has been set. Meanwhile, keep an eye on our website as we have a number of other technology and sound events coming up.

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Paul Broderick
Australia Section Chair

Relive the Ealing memories

So often, people who couldn’t attend a meeting ask the question: why didn’t you record that, so that we can watch it later? Guess what: we did just that!

Here’s a chance to catch up with a meeting you might have missed (or would like to relive), as we recall the BBC’s glory days at Ealing Studios.