February 2020 meeting notice

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

Detroit Section Meeting Notice

February 2020

Joint meeting with Chapter 82. Society of Broadcast Engineers

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Lawrence Technological University, Southfield. Buell Building (#5 on map), Room M211. Park in lot C or D. See map for details.

Speaker: Bill Bennett, Media Solutions Account Manager, ENCO

Subject: The Case to Caption Everything

A presentation to illustrate the importance of captioning all of your media, from regulatory compliance needs to an improved consumer experience and greater monetization of your assets.

In this presentation, ENCO will:

  • Explain Automated Speech Recognition and how it applies to captioning of video and audio content
  • Describe the benefits and drawbacks of today’s various captioning methods
  • Discuss the US regulatory captioning environment, its predicted future, and penalties
  • Explore how the regulatory environment will impact content creators, publishers, venue designers and owners, and systems integrators
  • Overview some new benefits from ASR, such as creation of sidecar simple text file transcripts that are highly searchable, text-based search and navigation of video and audio assets, improved customer experiences by finding the content they want, transcripts of meetings and events or important audio communications, translation for a global marketplace, live and on-demand, and search-engine optimization for improved Internet search results for finding your captioned media.

Time-permitting, Bill will also briefly discuss ENCO’s new live cloud backup, playout and disaster recovery system for radio stations.


No charge to attend – Non-members and friends welcome.

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January 2020 Meeting Notice

The January 14, 2020 meeting has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

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Chapter 82 e-mail list is moving

The Chapter 82 e-mail list has been hosted by Yahoo Groups for many years. Yahoo is scaling back its Groups service, so the e-mail list is moving to groups.io.

Current subscribers to the Yahoo list SBE82 have received instructions on how to subscribe to the new list.

If you would like to subscribe to the Chapter 82 e-mail list going forward, please visit the groups.io SBE82 page and follow instructions to subscribe.

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SBE Ennes Workshop

The SBE Central Michigan Chapter #91 and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters will present a SBE Ennes Workshop on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Lansing Community College West Campus. This all-day tutorial features sessions on cybersecurity, lightning protection, workbench tips, spurious emission troubleshooting and tomorrow’s studio-transmitter links. Registration is now open and the cost is $40. Only four Ennes Workshops are held each year and attendance is limited to 40 participants.

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