Wednesday

WEDNESDAY 19 JULY Level 5 E5.4 – Room A Level 5 E5.5 – Room B
9clock 2.A.1: WORKFLOW AND INFRASTRUCTURE:CHANGES UNDERWAY

Chair: Chris Howe – Nine Network Australia

2.B.1: BETTER – PICTURES, SOUND AND PRODUCTIONS

Chair: John Lock (Grass Valley, Australia)

This session focuses on workflow innovations and the standards underpinning those changes, as well as the changing infrastructure where these workflows are used. Whether you’re interested in IT or IP (or both), this session is for you. The improvements in vision from SD to HD and now UHD make imperfections more noticeable to the viewer. Papers in this session explain some ways of creating good quality pictures and sound to maximise the benefits of today’s technology and looks at an interesting case study using IT-based switching in Francis Ford Coppola’s new “live cinema” project.
 09:00 The Automation of the Grouping Process by
Group It For Me!
Jason Jamieson (Group It For Me!, Australia)
Pixel size and the effect on performance in 2k, 4k, 8k acquisition.
Peter G Centen (Grass Valley, The Netherlands)
 09:30 BXF: New Horizons and Help For Implementers.
Christopher J Lennon (MediAnswers, USA)
Calibrated Color and Software for LED Luminaires.
Michael Wagner (ARRI, USA)
10:00 System Migration from SDI to ST 2110.
Paul Briscoe (Consultant & SMPTE, IEEE, Canada)
IT-based switching brings Francis Ford Coppola’s new “live cinema” project to life.
Mike Snell (EVS, VP Sales APAC, Hong Kong)
11 2.A.2: IS THE PRIZE IN THE PACKET?

Chair: John Maizels (Entropy Enterprises, Australia)

2.B.2: MONITORING AND QUALITY:
POLICING THE PACKETS

Chair: Andrew King
(BroadSpectrum Consultants Pty Ltd, Australia)

IP infrastructure changes everything. This session examines how we transport IP around the plant, whether it is the best choice and some of the new challenges of synchronisation away from the time-honoured black burst signal. If you are someone concerned with maintaining content quality, then this topic is for you and will focus on quality control in today’s environment.
11:00 Adventures in 4K Video.
Stephen H Lampen (Belden, USA)
Quality Control & Monitoring in OTT Workflow.
Ramandeep Sandhu (Interra Systems, India)
11:30 12G or IP.
David Ross (Ross Video, Canada)
QoE and Video Quality – Operational Challenges and Opportunities.
James Chance (Bridge Technologies, Norway)
12:00 Synchronisation in Hybrid SDI / IP Broadcast and Production Facilities.
Paul Briscoe (Consultant & SMPTE, IEEE, Canada)
File based QC challenges for Linear & VOD deliveries.
Vikas Singhal (Venera Technologies, India)
12:30 Scaling Up for VOD.
Scott Rose (Grass Valley, USA)
Synopsis: Improving Operational Efficiency by using Automated File Based Audio Processing.
MC Patel
(Emotion Systems Ltd, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
12 2.A.3: WORKSHOP:
MIGRATION TO IT INFRASTRUCTURE
2.B.3: WORKFLOW: DODGING
MID-STREAM SNAGS

Chair: Christopher J Lennon (MediAnswers, USA)

Matthew Goldman Senior Vice President Technology, TV & Media, at Ericsson, SMPTE President
To become more agile in operations and leverage the economies of scale and flexibility that IT infrastructure brings, broadcasters are increasingly migrating from broadcast-specific architectures to IT-based solutions. This goes hand-in-hand with the trend toward software-defined media processing and network function virtualisation.
This insightful tutorial will first give an overview of the challenges that broadcasters face and the benefits of transforming to “All IP”. It will then examine the technologies themselves in detail, followed by a review of the current state of the industry and what’s to be done next.
Changing equipment brings with it unexpected issues. Learn to avoid some of the traps in implementing new systems and their impact on workflow and how to optimise performance.
14:00 Subtitle Delivery in Automation: Teletext OP-47, IMF, and OTT.
Giovanni Galvez (Telestream, USA)
14:30 How to Coordinate the Streamlined Operations for Commercial Purposes Successfully.
Fabio Gattari (Etere Pte Ltd, Singapore)
15:00 IP and Scalable Video Performance.
Will Waters (NewTek, USA)
13 2.B.4: MICROSERVICES: YOU’RE IN OUR SIGHTS

Chair: Colin R. Wright
(Seven Network Operations Limited &
Free TV Australia and Standards Australia, Australia)

2.B.4: LEADING WITH DIVERSITY – WOMEN IN
MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY
Ubiquitous content distribution requires repurposing of content into many forms to access a variety of different display devices. This session looks at technology, standards and cloud-based micro services offering solutions to tomorrow’s problems.
Join Anna Lockwood from SMPTE and an exceptional panel of women technology and business leaders at a special session during the SMPTE Conference. Come to be inspired, learn and be challenged as each panelist speaks from different stages and perspectives on their careers in media. 
If you’re a student exploring a career in media technology, one of our industry colleagues wanting to hear more from women in the media and technology business, or an Executive interested in building diverse and high performing teams, this is a great opportunity to participate in an open and important conversation.
The panel will feature Beatriz Alonso-Martinez, Business Development Director, Ooyala; Jacqui Feeney, Managing Director, Fox Networks Group ANZ; Tanya Kelly, Senior Consultant, Cadium; Holly Knill, Director of Product & Technology, Seven Network; Audrey Ku, Chief Solutions Architect, Linius Technologies.
16:00 Near Real-time Global Video Processing in the Cloud via Micro Services.
Andrew Sinclair (Brightcove, USA)
16:30 Media Storage in the Cloud.
Mark Cousins (AWS Elemental, Hong Kong)
17:00 Project Suitcase: Using C4, Semantics and NoSQL for Managing Motion Picture Data.
Matt Turner (MarkLogic Corporation, USA)

*Schedule is subject to change

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