Meeting Archive

Meeting notices and reports from previous Section meetings are archived here. Note that we are always looking for meeting notices and information that is missing from this archive. If you have any old notices or meeting information not included here, please contact us.

2017-2018

2016-2017

No meetings were held during the 2016-2017 program year.

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

  • March 12, 2013: The New Animation and Audio Programs and Facilities at the Art Institute of Michigan
  • May 14, 2013: Reliability and Cost Considerations for Building a Video Archive System
  • June 11, 2013: AVC-Ultra, an All-Encompassing H.264 CODEC
  • PDF of 2012-2013 meeting notices

2011-2012

  • September 20, 2011: “Old School” Computer Graphics Systems, Cards, Software and Hardware (Joint meeting with SEMAFX [Southeast Michigan Animation and Special Effects Group], the Detroit Chapter of ACM-SIGGRAPH [Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques])
  • October 26, 2011: National EAS Test (Joint Meeting with Chapter 82, Society of Broadcast Engineers)
  • December 13, 2011: General Discussion: Impact of Changes in the Local Broadcast and Production Industry
  • May 15, 2012: Audio Measurement – Latest Trends (Joint meeting with Detroit Section, Audio Engineering Society)
  • PDF of 2011-2012 meeting notices

2010-2011

  • September, 2010: Dinner discussion on current topics
  • October 19, 2010: 3D/Stereoscopic Imaging
  • December 8, 2010: Comparison of 4G Systems and How They Relate to the Automotive and Aerospace Industry
  • April 19, 2011: The ATSC Mobile DTV Standard
  • PDF of 2010-2011 meeting notices

2009-2010

2008-2009

2007-2008

2006-2007

2005-2006

2004-2005

2003-2004

  • October 14, 2003: The Latest in Fiber-Optic Transmission
  • March 9, 2004: The FireStore Disk System for FireWire
  • April 13, 2004: An Informal Technical Roundtable Discussion
  • May 11, 2004 Audio for Digital Television
  • June 8, 2004: NAB 2004 Technology Review
  • PDF of 2003-2004 meeting notices

2002-2003

  • September 10, 2002: Tour of the First Digital Theater Projection System in Michigan
  • October 8, 2002: MaxAir Broadcast Tour
  • January 14, 2003: Efficient Management of Graphical Content: Virtual Studio Environments
  • February 11, 2003: Almost World’s First Live to Air HDTV Remote
  • March 11, 2003: Timing and Synchronization in a Multi-Standard Multi-Format Video Facility
  • April 15, 2003: NAB Convention Wrap-Up Roundtable Discussion
  • June 10, 2003: Phonetica and Other Innovations in Audio Indexing and Retrieval
  • PDF of 2002-2003 meeting notices

2001-2002

  • September 11, 2001: Engineering High Speed SCSI Disk Systems for Multimedia
  • October 9, 2001: An Introduction to DVD Authoring
  • November 13, 2001: MPEG Transport Stream Monitoring for Broadcasters
  • December 11, 2001: Magnetic Media’s Role in the Digital Broadcast and Post Production Environment of the Future
  • January 8, 2002: Concepts in Asset Management (Live satellite broadcast from Toronto Section)
  • February 12, 2002: Bringing Video to a New Set of Screens
  • March 12, 2002: Education for the New Generation: Television and Computer Industries Merging
  • April 16, 2002: Internet2: A challenging Look Ahead
  • PDF of 2001-2002 meeting notices

2000-2001

  • September 12, 2000: Audio Video Delay Measurement and Correction Using Video Watermarking Techniques
  • October 10, 2000: An Introduction to IP Datacasting
  • November 14, 2000:  A Technical Overview of Digital Cable Television
  • December 12, 2000: A Compatible Narrow-Band 8-VSB Transmission System – Bandwidth Enhancement Technology
  • January 9, 2001: The 142nd SMPTE Technical Conference and Data Communications
  • February 13, 2001: What Is Digital Cinema?
  • March 13, 2001: Adventures in DTV, Channel 14
  • April 10, 2001: Ford Motor Company’s World Headquarters Conference Center
  • May 8, 2001: NAB 2001 Wrap-Up
  • June 12, 2001: The Latest Digital Satellite Technology
  • PDF of 2000-2001 meeting notices

1999-2000

  • September 14, 1999: Digital Television Measurements
  • November 9, 1999: Picture Quality Analysis
  • December 14, 1999: A Compact, VTR-Like Video Server
  • January 11, 2000: COFDM vs 8-VSB
  • February 8, 2000: Dolby Audio for DTV
  • March 14, 2000: Networking TV/Data Systems
  • April 18, 2000: Behind the Scenes at a State-of-the-Art Megaplex
  • May9, 2000: New Techniques in DTV Format Conversion
  • June 20, 2000: Universal Time Code using ATC – Absolute Time Code, and Time Division Multiplexing Video and Data Streams into a 1.5Gb/s HDTV Stream
  • PDF of 1999-2000 meeting notices

1998-1999

  • September 15, 1998: Roundtable Discussion on Digital Broadcast Television
  • October 1998:
  • November 1998:
  • December 1998:
  • January 12, 1999: DTV: Overview of the ATSC MPEG Stream
  • February 9, 1999: Dealing with Transmitter Distortions in a DTV World
  • March 9, 1999: D-VHS Demonstration
  • April 13, 1999: Launch of three new Kodak motion picture film stocks
  • June 8, 1999: MPEG Video Servers
  • PDF of 1998-1999 meeting notices

1997-1998

  • September 9, 1997: Current Issues in Digital Microwave STL
  • October 14, 1997: Digital Versatile Disks (DVDs): An Overview
  • November 1997:
  • December 16, 1997: High Speed High Resolution Film Scanning with the Philips Spirit DataCine
  • January 13, 1998: Mastering and Automated Duplication Systems for CD-Recordable (Joint meeting with Detroit Section, Audio Engineering Society)
  • February 10, 1998: Tape Machine Dynamics and Maintenance
  • March 10, 1998: The PHilips Media Pool Video Server
  • April 14, 1998: A Tour of the Chrysler Technology Center
  • May 12, 1998: Testing an 8VSB Transmitter
  • June 9, 1998: Routing Digital Pictures Around the Studio
  • PDF of 1997-1998 meeting notices

1996-1997

  • September 10, 1996: Everything you want to know about Dolby Pro-Logic and Dolby Digital (Joint with Detroit Section, Audio Engineering Society)
  • October 15, 1996: Ancillary Data and Embedded Audio
  • November 12, 1996: JVC’s Digital-S: The format and the technology behind it
  • December 10, 1996: DTV Update
  • January 14, 1997: Sony Betacam-SX
  • February 11, 1997: High Speed Film and Video Motion Analysis Technology
  • March 11, 1997: Closed Captioning
  • April 15, 1997: Update on Serial Digital Video Transport
  • May 13, 1997: The Digital Newsroom
  • June 19, 1997: New Kodak Vision Film Stocks
  • PDF of 1996-1997 meeting notices

1995-1996

  • September 12, 1995: The Tektronix Profile System: A Video System That Stores Video and Audio on Hard Drives
  • October 10, 1995: Program changed from scheduled speaker
  • November 14, 1995: Premier Wireless Video System
  • December 12, 1995: EDS World Virtual Reality Center
  • January 9, 1996: MPEG-2 4:2:2 Profile: The Underlying Technology
  • February 13, 1996: Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Displays for the Year 2000
  • March 12, 1996: Standards Conversion: Focusing on the interface between proliferating formats
  • April 9, 1996: Update on HDTV Broadcasting
  • May 14, 1996: Video Better than Broadcast Quality: SMPTE 259M Transport and Networking beyond the 1000 Foot Limit
  • June 11, 1996: Introducing a 5.2.5 Compatible Surround Sound Matrix for Music, Video and Cinema Production
  • PDF of 1995-1996 meeting notices

1994-1995

  • September 13, 1994: KUB Systems “DANCE” (Digital ANimation and Composing Effects) A Video Compositing and Digital Effects System
  • October 4, 1994:Introduction to Digital Television Systems
  • November 8, 1994: Computer Based On Line Editing and Animation Output
  • December 13, 1994: All Digital Camcorder Technology
  • January 10, 1995: HDTV Update
  • February 14, 1995: Real Time In-Cassette and High Speed Duplication
  • March 14, 1995: New Technologies Overview. Are we facing magnetic tape’s last stand?
  • April 18, 1995: The Avid Newsroom for the Future
  • May 9, 1995: Cinesite
  • June 13, 1995: Current UHF High Power Transmitter Technology
  • PDF of 1994-1995 meeting notices

1993-1994

  • September 14, 1993: Liquid Crystal Flat Panel Displays
  • October 12, 1993: Recognition Dinner for Fred Remley
  • November 9, 1993: Kodak Cinematographer Technical Update VI
  • December 14, 1993: Advanced TV / Digital Betacam and the Broadcaster
  • January 11, 1994: TELCO Program Video and Audio Services
  • February 8, 1994: Digital Audio Production Recorders/Players
  • March 8, 1994: Overview of Cable TV Technology / Tour the Sterling Heights Comcast Headend
  • May 10, 1994: Cineon Digital Film System
  • June 14, 1994: Digitized Full Motion Video and Audio Distribution over Local Area Network
  • PDF of 1993-1994 meeting notices
  • PDF of 1993-1994 meeting reports

1992-1993

  • September 8, 1992: Mixing Digital PCM Audio Tracks on D-1 and D-2 VTRs
  • October 13, 1992: A Portable Time Code R-DAT Recorder for Field Acquisition and Post-Production Use
  • November 17, 1992: Latest Developments in Compressed Digital Video Technology and New Digital VTR Technology
  • December 8, 1992: DCT Digital Component Technology
  • January 12, 1993: Broadcasting HDTV
  • February 9, 1993: The Pinnacle Prizm Video Workstation
  • March 16, 1993: The Kodak Photo CD
  • April 13, 1993: Digital Audio Post at Producers Color Services
  • June 8, 1993: Flat Panel Displays/Large Flat TV Screen of the Future
  • PDF of 1992-1993 meeting notices
  • PDF of 1992-1993 meeting reports

1991-1992

  • September 10, 1991: Trillium Cable Communications’ Windsor distribution and production facility
  • October 16, 1991: Wayne State University/Ford Motor Company Implementation of Distance Learning Technology
  • January 21, 1992: An Introduction to the Dynamic Serial Matrix
  • March 19, 1992: Evolution of the Electronic Classroom & Advanced Television Systems Update
  • June 9, 1992: Technological details of D-3 and its logical extension, component half-inch digital video tape recording, dubbed “D-5” by the press
  • PDF of 1991-1992 meeting notices
  • PDF of 1991-1992 meeting reports

1990-1991

  • September 11, 1990: Cinema Digital Sound and Eastman Extended Range 5248 and 7296 Film
  • October 1990: Tutorial on the Technicolor Process and a tour of the Technicolor Videocassette duplicating facility
  • November 1990: History of Sound in the Cinema – speaker Ioan Allen
  • April 9, 1991: Video Camera Technical Specification Measurement Techniques
  • PDF of 1990-1991 meeting notices

1989-1990

  • September 27, 1989: Technical Aspects of the New Barden Cablevision Installation, and Using Fiber Optics for Video Networking
  • October 10, 1989: An Automotive Crash Test (Ford)
  • November 14, 1989: Ampex D2 Video Tape Recorder and its Implementation in the ACR-225 Library Management System
  • December 12, 1989: Component Video – Friend or Foe?
  • January 17, 1990: The Avid Macintosh-based Offline Audio and Video Editing System
  • February 20, 1990: HDTV/ATV/Enhanced NTSC, and Pistons Television Behind the Scenes
  • March 13, 1990: The Future of Film in the Era of HDTV
  • April 17, 1990: Non-Linear Editing of Picture and Sound
  • May 22, 1990: The Use of CAD Technology in System Design and Maintenance
  • June 19, 1990: Video Test and Measurement Techniques
  • PDF of 1989-1990 meeting notices

1988-1989

1987-1988

  • October 13, 1987: Detroit Papal Visit
  • November 18, 1987: Professional Series SVHS Equipment
  • January 19, 1988: Kodak Ektapro 1000 Motion Analyzer
  • February 4, 1988: Technology in Transition Teleconference (New England Section)
  • March 8, 1988: Producing and Releasing of Automotive Industrials
  • April 19, 1988: Kodak Still Video
  • PDF of 1987-1988 meeting notices

1986-1987

1985-1986

1984-1985

  • September 18, 1984: Michigan State University’s New Communication Arts Building
  • October 16, 1994: Special Optical Effects
  • November 12, 1984: New Designs in Switching Architecture
  • December 4, 1984: Video Transmission over Fibre Optic Links
  • January 15, 1985: New Developments in Satellite Communications
  • February 12, 1985: New Technology for Storage Media – Tape and Optical Disc, and Is The Electronic Cottage In Your Future?
  • March 12, 1985: Controlling and Balancing Light in Film/Video Production
  • April 2, 1985: Development and Use of SMPTE Time Code
  • May 14, 1985: Newly Introduced Ampex Ace Micro Editing System
  • June 11, 1985: Electronic Equipment on a Modern Recreational Boat, and Screening of the 1984 CLIO Awards Reel
  • PDF of 1984-1985 meeting notices

1983-1984

  • September 22, 1983: Beta Hi-Fi and PCM Audio
  • October 18, 1983: Cool-Light
  • November 17, 1983: Film and the Future: T-Grain Technolgoy, Datakode and Kodak 7294 Color Negative Film
  • January 17, 1984: Ampex VPR-5 lightweight (20 lb.) C-format Recorder
  • Febuary 21, 1984: YIQ-Video M-Format Video
  • March 19, 1984: Chyron VP-2 Character Generator
  • April 17, 1984: Choosing Eastman Color Negative Film 5247 or Eastman Color High Speed Netagive Film 5294
  • May 15, 1984: An Integrated Post-Production System for Film Origination and Video Release
  • June 5, 1984: Restoration of Edison Talking Pictures
  • PDF of 1983-1984 meeting notices

 

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