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Hong Kong Section Activity
Date: 14 March 2024
Location: Shaw Studios Soundstage 4

The SMPTE Hong Kong Section was invited to join the Opening Ceremony of the HKDI Virtual Production Studio. During the event, HKDI announced they will set up the Hong Kong’s largest virtual production training center in Shaw Studios, one of the biggest and most comprehensive film facilities in Hong Kong and a groundbreaking collaboration with industry leaders including ARRI, Disguise and Samsung. It offers cutting-edge training aligned with industry needs to nurture international talent and promote the development of cultural and artistic endeavors, both locally and internationally. Students, teachers, and industry professionals can collaborate to blend virtual and real scenes using the venue, technology, and equipment support, fostering opportunities for experimentation.

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Dear SMPTE-HK Members and Honourable Guests, 

On behalf of SMPTE Hong Kong, I wanted to extend my wholehearted thanks to all of you for making our 29th Anniversary Seminar such a great success. 

My gratitude goes out to our exceptional line-up of speakers from leading companies who took the time to impart their wisdom. And to our engaged participants - your thoughtful questions and active discussions were the highlight of this seminar. I am confident the relationships strengthened and knowledge gained here will benefit us all as we continue pioneering technical innovation in our industry. 

Thank you for being such a welcoming, enthusiastic audience. We look forward to staying connected in the year ahead. 


Best Regards,

Terence Yiu 
SMPTE Hong Kong Section Chair 
8 November 2023

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Hong Kong Section | November 2023

The SMPTE Hong Kong Section was pleased to host a long-awaited event after a prolonged hiatus of three years due to the pandemic.  With the slogan of “We Are Back in the Game,” this gathering marked a significant return for the section, thanks to the local SMPTE present and former committee members and the support of our dedicated sponsors.  The event was held at Olympic House and featured a series of presentations covering various aspects of the broadcast and media industry.

2023 SMPTE-HK 29th Anniversary Seminar
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Day 1 - 2 November 2023

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Day 2 - 3 November 2023

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This event completed satisfactory! Thanks for your support to Hong Kong Section!

We are back in the Game!

2023 SMPTE-HK 29th Anniversary Seminar


Date:  November 2-3, 2023


Time: November 2 (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

           November 3 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)


Venue: 1/F, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

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For more than a century, the people of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®, pronounced “simp-tee”) have sorted out the details of many significant advances in media and entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, the Society has received an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery engineering across the industry.


SMPTE has developed thousands of standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines, more than 800 of which are in force today. SMPTE Time Code and the ubiquitous SMPTE Color Bars are just two examples of the Society’s notable work. Now in its second century, the Society is shaping the next-generation of standards and providing education for the industry to ensure interoperability as the industry evolves further into IT- and IP-based workflows.

SMPTE’s global membership today includes more than 7,000 members: motion-imaging executives, creatives, technologists, researchers, and students who volunteer their time and expertise to the Society’s standards development and educational initiatives. A partnership with the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) connects SMPTE and its membership with the businesses and individuals who support the creation and finishing of media content. 

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Founder's Message

The idea of forming the HK section came across me in 1994. At that time, there have been a lot of growth in the TV industry in HK. New stations like STAR, WHARF, CTN, TNT, NBC as well as many production houses were set up. The number of engineers and production people engaged in the TV field have grew substantially. I think it will be nice if there is a chance for these people to meet regularly so that they can share their experience and knownledge. Moreover, I hope to see our local experience being recognized by other countries as well. I believe setting up a SMPTE local section will be ideal to serve this purpose. So I wrote a letter to SMPTE's president Mr. Young. He quickly consented my thoughts. I began my work by petitioning the ideas of local members and got a enthusiastic response. A working committee was formed in early 1995 and election of managers was held in June. I must thank all the managers, especially Mr. S. C. Chan (secretary/treasurer), who have volunteered to devote their time to make the formation successful. In Nov 1995, the local section was officially formed and we had a inauguration reception with Mr. Young and over 60 members attended. Then every two months, we have held various functions like visiting CTN, Compression Technology seminar, Film Production seminar....etc. All these had good attendance and response from the members. The number of members has increased 30% since then.


I am pleased that the HK section is growing under the new board of management. I look forward to seeing more participation of the activities by the local members.

Mr. Michael Cheng

Mar 17, 1997

Governor-at-Large (Current)

Lam Kwok-luen 林國聯

Dear Prospective Member :

Become a member of SMPTE, one of the world's leading professional engineering associations. When you join, you will get the professional recognition and career development you seek.

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Section Chair

Terence Yiu 姚順達

Dear fellow members of the SMPTE Hong Kong Section,


I am deeply honored and humbled to have been elected as the new Chairman of our vibrant and innovative community. Allow me to take a few moments to share my vision for the future of our organization, as we work collaboratively to embrace new technologies and drive the media industry forward....

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