Thursday

THURSDAY 20 JULY Level 5 E5.4 – Room A Level 5 E5.5 – Room B
9clock 3.A.1: BIG – SCREENS, PRODUCTIONS, SOUND

Chair: Laura Sivis – Courage Films, Australia

3.B.1: NEW IDEAS IN REMOTE PRODUCTION / CONTRIBUTION

Chair: Raoul Prideaux (Southern Cross Austereo, Australia)

This session will enthrall you with an interesting case study on a big screen at Taronga Zoo and conclude with some interesting results on cinema sound quality. A case study extravaganza! Reducing expenses is a high priority for any business. Producing an outside broadcast or gathering content from the field involve high staff and logistic costs. With transmission costs reducing it is now feasible to do less in the field and more in-house. This session looks at a fascinating case study and innovations in remote production and contribution.
09:00 Delivering Drama for Extreme Screen.
Ben J Allan, ACS (Main Course Films)
LTE Managed Media Contribution.
Monique Gleeson (Media Networks & Telstra, Australia)
 09:30 Designing, Planning and Executing Immersive Audio for the 2016 Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Michael Babbitt (Dolby Laboratories, USA); Chris Seeger (NBCUniversal, LLC, USA); presented by Nick Engel (Dolby, Australia)
Cost Effective Alternative Solutions for Remote and Synchronised Multi-Camera Live Video Production and Social Media Distribution.
Matt McEwen (TVU Networks, USA)
10:00 Why does cinema sound quality mostly fail to realise its potential? Some interesting results from the SMPTE ‘s 2014 report on cinema sound systems.
Glenn Leembruggen (Acoustic Directions and ICE Design Australia & Associate of Sydney University, Australia); Philip Newell (Consultant, Spain);  Brian Vessa (Sony Pictures Entertainment, USA)
Remote TV production for F1.
Cameron O’Neill (Riedel Communications Australia Pty Ltd, Australia)
11 3.A.2: VIRTUAL REALITY: IMMERSION THERAPY

Chair: Paul Briscoe (Consultant & SMPTE, IEEE, Canada)

3.B.2: TRANSMISSION: SEND AND DELIVER

Chair: Stephen Farrugia (Broadcast Australia, Australia)

We are moving from the real world into a more virtual world for the creation of both pictures and sound. Get updated on the latest developments in vitrualisation and what it can do for you. Its been 3 years since Australia completed its transition to digital with spectrum released a year later and local broadcasters face new challenges in transmission. In this session we will hear about the UK experience, look at outside impacts on transmission and examine how to cater for better services in the future.
11:00 Capturing sound for VR and AR.
James Waldron (Sennheiser Australia, Australia)
Challenges facing UK public service broadcasters.
Gregory Bensberg (ITV Broadcast, UK)
11:30 The AR/VR Opportunity.
John Gehman (IBB Consulting Group, Australia)
Ambient Noise levels in broadcast radio frequency bands. Charles Kelly, Jr (Nautel, Canada)
12:00 Designing Spatial Sound: Adapting Contemporary Sound Design Practices for Virtual Reality.
Damian Candusso (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
Taking the UHD Experience to the Next Level: Phase 2.
Nils Ahrens (Rohde & Schwarz Australia Pty Ltd, Australia)
12:30 Editing and compositing strategies for spherical video (360° VR video) algorithms.
John Reid Perkins-Buzo (Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) & Lumen Multimedia, USA)
Cost Increase due to UHD Video Broadcasting as Compared to HD.
Urvashi Pal (Victoria University, Australia)
12 3.A.3: HDR: RATIOS MATTER

Chair: Paul Suters – Telstra Australia

3.B.3: INNOVATING FOR SPORTS FANS – SPORTS BROADCASTING TECHNOLOGY UPDATE
HDR allows for creation and display of better quality pictures. This session looks at the technology and issues involved in its implementation and the impacts this has on other aspects of production. This interactive panel session moderated by Anna Lockwood of SMPTE will focus on the latest technology developments in sports broadcasting, including remote production workflows, immersive and interactive technology, wearables, data analytics and artificial intelligence in sports, and OTT video delivery at scale. With representation from a wide range of sports industry leaders, this is a session not to be missed. 

The session will feature short technology presentations followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A. Presenters and Panelists include Luke Gooden, NRL; Stuart Newman, Telstra Broadcast Services; Scott O’Brien, Humense VR; Rebecca Reed, Odgers Berndtson; Djuro Sen, Seven Network; Ken Shipp, SBS Television; Stuart Taggart, Envision ; and Nick Vanzetti, ESL Gaming Australia.

14:00 HDR from the perspective of a camera manufacturer.
Michael Jonas (ARRI Cine Technik GmbH & Co KG, Germany)
14:45 HDR production from top to bottom in 60min.
James Gardiner (DigitAll Pty Ltd & CineTechGeek, Australia)
13 3.A.4: HDR & UHD: THE DYNAMIC DUO

Chair: Richard Kaub (Optus, Australia)

3.B.4: IS IP BROADCAST’S FUTURE?
Teaming HDR with UHD holds great promise. Learn more about this dynamic duo. Moderated by Paul Broderick, Chair of the SMPTE Australia Section Board
As broadcasters’ current technology reaches end-of-life, what would prevent or enable a transition to a full IP facility? This panel session is about the central site infrastructure, but recognising that an IP workflow could be implemented in your own hardware, in a private or public cloud, or some amalgam of the three. Has technology matured to the point where the full IP facility is possible, and how do we build the skills to make this happen?The panel will feature a range of industry stakeholders; Terry Manley, Chief Engineer, NEP Inc; Leander Serrao, Senior System Architect, NEP Inc; Dave Bowers CTO, Nine Network; David Ross CEO, Ross Video, Paul Briscoe SMPTE Fellow and Principal Consultant, Televisionary Consulting and Philipp Lawo, CEO, Lawo AG.
16:00 A format independent native HDR live production workflow.
Klaus Weber (Grass Valley, Germany)
16:30 HDR Signalling, Metadata and Chroma Downconversion: Key Additions to a UHD Workflow.
Ian Trow (Harmonic, UK)
17:00 Virtualised 4K-HDR Video Solutions.
Thomas Dufermont, Yossi Aloni and Pierre Larbier presented by Gautier Vandomme (ATEME, France)

*Schedule is subject to change

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