The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Detroit Section will host a free virtual meeting open to all members, guests and non-members on Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. The topic will be “ATSC 3.0 – Update and Lessons Learnedwith speaker Mike Schmidt of Heartland Video Systems.

This virtual meeting is free and open to guests and non-members.

This month, Mike Schmidt from Heartland Video Systems takes a deep dive into ATSC 3.0. He’ll cover the encoder and packager including all the components of the signal, the current Detroit implementation, the launch process including block diagram and bill of materials, and a status update on consumer devices.

Mike Schmidt is a Senior Systems Engineer at Heartland Video Systems, Inc. He is responsible for building out the HVS ATSC 3.0 lab, designing the 3.0 systems during the sales process, guiding HVS customers thru 3.0 market launches to include setup, testing, installation, commissioning, ModCod development, and training the customers on the actual equipment. Mike also works with manufacturers and other entities on additional technologies integral to ATSC 3.0, and using the HVS 3.0 lab to make sure new configurations and technologies work before implementing them into on-air customer systems. Mike’s background includes 20 years at HVS, mainly in encoding and PSIP equipment. Earlier in his career, Mike was in the US Navy and was involved with the satellite communications field at L3 Communications.

The meeting will be held online. See below for connection details. If you are not a member of SMPTE or have an additional e-mail address, please join the groups.io group to receive meeting notices and other information from the Detroit Section.

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Topic: Detroit Section September 2021 Meeting
Time: Sep 14, 2021 06:45 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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