The Society of Television Engineers

Welcome to the Society of Television Engineers Web Site.  Established in 1940, STE is an organization unique to Los Angeles, Hollywood and the surrounding areas.  Its members include key individuals involved in television broadcast engineering and the manufacture of television broadcast equipment.  The purpose of the STE is to provide a common ground for people in the video, broadcasting and related technologies to meet up, trade experiences and learn about new products and methods.  If you are working in video production, broadcast, post production, or systems design/integration, you will find others with similar backgrounds at the STE.

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Meetings

STE dinner meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of each month except for July and August. Meeting activities include a social cocktail hour, dinner, a table-by-table industry event reports and introduction of guests. This is followed by a formal program that covers new or interesting broadcast, production and post production systems, standards, products, or techniques.  Meetings are open to anyone interested in the field.



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Previous Presentation Slides
Several of our presenters have made copies of their presentations avalable for download, you can find them on the Previous Meetings page
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Next Meeting

Please plan to join us on Thursday, September 19th
 for our monthly STE Meeting and our program of;


UHD Alliance Filmmaker Mode 
The Next Level Home Theater Viewing Experience

A presentation by
Annie Chang of Universal Pictures  

Speaker Bio:
 
Annie Chang is the Vice President, Creative Technologies for Universal Pictures, responsible for developing strategies and plans for innovative next-generation workflows across film and emerging immersive media experiences. In this role, Chang works closely with the film's studio internal production groups and represents the company in various industry forums. 
 
Prior to joining Universal Pictures in 2018, Chang was the VP, Technology for Marvel Studios and held various roles during more than a decade tenure at The Walt Disney Studios.  At Disney, she shaped technology standards and strategies, helped research and implement new technologies into the feature post-production and mastering pipelines, helped the Studio transition from tapes to files and helped launch feature iTunes and 2D/3D Blu-ray.  Prior to Disney, Chang spent six years at THX Ltd. as the Senior Engineer for the Digital Mastering Program and three years in DVD authoring and compression.  She also ran master control and was an online editor for broadcast and ran a small recording studio. 
 
Chang is the AMPAS ACES Project Chair and has been a Co-Chair of the 10E Essence Technology and Chair of the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) Working Group at SMPTE. In October 2015, she became a SMPTE Fellow and received the Workflow Systems Medal Award for her research, implementation and participation in file-based technologies. In 2016, Chang became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Members-At-Large branch. Previously, Chang was a Board Member in the Avid Customer Association and a Board Director in the UHD Alliance.  In 2018, Chang was honored with The Advanced Imaging Society's Distinguished Leadership award for forward-thinking efforts in visual technology and emerging content and as one of StudioDaily's 2018 Exceptional Women in Production and Post.
 
Chang holds a BS in Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University.

Topics of Discussion:

 A discussion of UHD Alliance Filmmaker Mode where Filmmakers, Hollywood Studios, consumer electronics companies and the UHD Alliance have collaborated to make this next-level home theater viewing experience possible. By disabling all post-processing (e.g. motion smoothing, etc.) and preserving the correct aspect ratios, colors and frame rates, Filmmaker Mode enables your TV to display the movie or television show's content precisely as it was intended by the filmmaker.
  



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Board Members & Officers

Board for 2018-2019:


Officers
President - Jeff Longbottom
Secretary - Katy Yu

Treasurer - George Hamilton


Charter Members

Tony Cieniewski

Jerry Isenhower


At-Large Members

Sharon Osornio

Rafic Ghoogassian

Brad Strommen

 


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