Motion Picture and Television Engineering Society of Japan, Inc.
1947 Established as the Motion Picture Engineering Society
1965 Renamed as the Motion Picture and Television Engineering Society of Japan
159 Full Corporate Members
1,286 Full Individual Members
292 Student and Associate Members
1,737 Total (as of October 2014)
PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
Every year the society presents the Movie & TV Engineering Expo, an event with an average attendance of 20,000. Seminars are also held, and the research committees, including the television engineering committee, the film & video processing committee, the cinematography committee, the animator committee, the motion picture equipment industrial committee and the student committee hold activities on a regular basis.
Since its founding, the society has published a monthly journal that is currently titled "Motion Picture and Television Engineering". It also publishes a manual, "The Motion Picture and Television Handbook", and various other materials on technical subjects. (All of them are written in Japanese.)
In recognition of outstanding technical achievements and personal contributions, the society has established the several annual awards.
The society is active in setting recommended standards related to motion picture and television technology and also compiles an annual progress report published in Japan and abroad, which surveys developments in the field.
The society is active in the exchange of information and personnel with related organizations throughout the world, including SMPTE, BKSTS, FKTG, ASC and CSMPTE.
There are chapters of the society in Kyoto, Osaka, Chubu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Tohoku and Chugoku, and they each pursue their own unique activities.