Meeting: London Video Tech Meet-Up


Date: December 4th, 2018. 19:00-21:00
Location:Near Piccadilly Circus, 20 Air Street, W1B 5AN

London Video Tech meets again! This time at Twitter’s London HQ near Piccadilly. Featuring a panel discussing the highlights of the Demuxed conference plus two talks on Dynamic Content Insertion and Network Distributed Video Coding, this should be a really interesting meet up of a great community.

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Speakers

Glenn Van Wallendael Glenn Van Wallendael
Network Distributed Video Coding,
Ghent University
Rob Shield Rob Shield
Principal Software Engineer,
M2A Media
Sebastiaan Van Leuven Sebastiaan Van Leuven
Senior Video Engineer,
Twitter
Phil Cuff Phil Cluff
Demuxed Foundation

Meeting: NMOS IS-04/05 Discovery & Registration and Connection Management

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 – 18:15 to 21:30
Location: Atos HQ, Mid City Place, 71 High Holborn, WC1V 6DA, London map: Google Maps

In this talk, Atos discusses its work in the media field and in particular the work with NMOS done by its Broadcast Network Control System (BNCS) allowing for Discovery and Registration as well as new work on the Event & Tally specification.

Key to succesful deployment of IP infrastructure based on standards such as SMPTE ST 2110, AMWA IS-04 specifies APIs to allow network-connected devices to register their resources on a shared registry, and for client applications to query the registry, and to subscribe to updates.

This event will explain how NMOS can help simply operation of your system, track your hardware assets and keep your finance department happy.

The meeting is hosted by Marcos Gonzalez-Flower – Head of UK&I Media Practice Atos with presentations from Chris Gil – BNCS Solution Architect, Tim Hall, and Daniel Lynch

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Speakers

Marcos Gonzalez-Flower Marcos Gonzalez-Flower
Head of Atos Media Practice
Atos Logo Chris Gil
Solution Architect,
Atos
Tim Hall Tim Hall
Solution Architect,
dB Broadcast Ltd.
Daniel Lynch Daniel Lynch
Senior Product Manager,
Arqiva

 

Meeting: IBC 2018 Review


Date: Wednesday 17th October 2018, 18:30 BST
Location: Central Studio, Queen Marys College, Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke, RG21 3HF

Did you miss IBC this year or only have time to see half? Come to the joint meeting with the RTS Thames Valley and RTS Southern Centre and you will be able to catch up on all the highlights and discuss the hot topics this year with this panel of experienced attendees.

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Speakers:

Chair: Tony Orme
Vice Chairman, RTS Thames Valley
Martin Parsons
Consultant and trainer for the broadcast, post-production and motion picture industries
Ciaran Doran Ciaran Doran
Exec VP Global Sales & Marketing, Pixel Power
Neil Maycock Neil Maycock
VP Global Marketing, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand
Russell Trafford-Jones Russell Trafford-Jones
Manager, Support & Services, Techex

Meeting: IBC 2018 Review

Date: Wednesday 10th October, 2018.  18:00 for 18:30 start.
Location: IET, Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

If you were unable to make it to IBC this year, this RTS event that will bring you up to speed on the highlights of the Exhibition and the Conference.

The panel of experts will guide you through the through the most exciting exhibitors and give you an overview of the hottest sessions and timely topics featured in the Conference which this year had more than 400 Speakers over five days.

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Speakers:

Muki Kahan Chair – Muki Kulhan
Executive Digital Producer/Managing Director, Muki-International
Keith Underwood Keith Underwood
Chief Operating Officer, Channel 4
David Short David W A Short
Vice Chair of the IET Multimedia Communications Network
Aradhna Tayal Aradhna Tayal
Director Radio TechCon/IBC’s ‘What Caught My Eye’ Social Media speaker
James Lovell James Lovell
Territory Account Manager for UK Media, Cisco

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Meeting: GTT’s Second Media Breakfast Briefing

Date: Thursday 4th October, 2018. 08:30-11:00 BST
Location: Sanctum Soho Hotel, 20 Warwick Street, Soho, London, W1B 5NF

This breakfast briefing from GTT poses this question:
“Are YOU Relevant in the Media Landscape – Today, Tomorrow and in The Future”

With subjects like IMF and HDR arriving now, this event is to encourage a dialogue with the community around planning for the future so that everyone can benefit from shared experiences.

This briefing event will be operated as a forum, with plenty of opportunity for Q&A sessions so you can ask the expertise of the panel, as well as having the opportunity to share your own.

Andrew Johnston of Rightsline moderates the discussion with the following industry experts.

Speakers:

Rich Walsh
Richard Welsh
Co-Founder and CEO – Sundog Media Toolkit
Darren Woolfson
Darren Woolfson
Director of Creative Services Technology – Pinewood Group
Cara Sheppard
Cara Sheppard
Director of Warner Brothers De Lane Lea
Bill BrownBill Brown
Head of Media Standards – ITV

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Meeting: The IET President’s Address – A story of unseen engineering: digital TV compression

11th October 2018, 18:00 BST
Location: IET London, Savoy Place

Whilst many of us in the broadcast industry know current technology well, we would be wrong to overlook learning from the past and few can say we remember it all. This talk Former BT Chief Science Officer, Mike Carr, and current President of the IET promises to be a great reminder of the achievements of the past and why, for better or for worse, they have given us the technological landscape we work in today.

This Presidential address will overview the highlights and evolution of video compression engineering, starting with the relative simple schemes of the late 1970’s through to latest sophisticated techniques demonstrating how digital compression has played such a key part in enabling video as we use it today.

The talk is free to attend at Savoy Place, near Embankment, Central London. To register, you need to sign up for a free IET account. Following the talk is an optional paid dinner. Access to the talk is free and requires only registration!

Speaker:

Mike Carr (photo)

Mike is the former Chief Science Officer for BT and responsible for the company’s world-leading research and commercial exploitation unit, including patent licensing and corporate venturing activities

During his first 15 years with BT’s Labs his career has focused on the research, development and practical design of real-time audio/visual and multimedia communications systems.

He has several patents to his name in the field of video compression and is the holder of two prestigious BT awards; the Martlesham Medal for R&D (1992) and the BT Gold medal (1994) for leading multimedia product developments.

In 1998 he was elected President of the Digital Audio-Visual Council (DAVIC) a non-profit association based in Switzerland and representing 160 companies in more than 25 countries, focused on developing specifications for audio-visual systems. From 1999 Mike was based in Silicon Valley, California, USA where he established BT’s US Technology office and Corporate Venturing activity.

Mike is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He received an OBE for “services to innovation” in 2017.

Webinar: The Video APIs & SDK Revolution


Date: Thursday August 23rd 2018, 11am PT / 2pm ET / 19:00 BST

Streaming Media are back with Bitmovin and MUX to talk about APIs.
After all, more APIs and SDKs than ever are available to developers, and they’re getting smarter—allowing businesses to advance their video development at a more rapid pace. APIs simplify everything from payment processing to content management, and SDKs allow for heretofore unheard-of customization for everything from formats and delivery protocols to player controls and features.

Learn how to leverage APIs and SDKs to grow your video business fast, as they dive into these issues:

  • How developers can use APIs and SDKs to build highly customized video streaming platforms, instead of relying on out-of-the-box OVPs
  • The implications and challenges of the APIs & SDK revolution for enterprise engineering teams
  • Best practices for relying on third-party APIs: testing, monitoring, etc.
  • What developers need to know about the video infrastructure layer
  • How to decide which video API fits your needs
  • What resources exist to help broadcast engineers, as well as “traditional” software engineers, advance their video development skills.

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Moderator

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Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
VP / Editor
Streaming Media

Presenter

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Reinhard Grandl
Head of Product
Bitmovin

Presenter

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Justin Sanford
Product Manager
MUX

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Meeting: Post with the Pros – Intelligent Adobe Workflows


Date: Thursday 19th July, 17:30 BST
Location: 8 Golden Square, Soho W1F 9HY

Join Jigsaw24 for an evening of Adobe and Workflows!

The Post with the Pros team 19th July looks at intelligent Adobe workflows for post, and how you can adapt your workflow for maximum efficiency and creativity.

Come along to find out about the cutting edge Premiere Pro editing system being used in Russia for the World Cup from Adobe Master Trainer Alex Macleod. There’ll be discussion panels with users from media and corporate companies, presentations from manufacturers including FlavourSys, Adobe and Qumulo on the power of shared storage and asset management.

En evening of discussion, demos and the obligatory free beer! Sign up now!

Meeting: BOXfest 2018

Date: Thu, June 28, 2018 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM BST
Location: Century Club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Ave, London, W1D 6LQ

The excellent BOXfest is back for its sixth year! On the theme of ‘Disruption’, this is a one day technology event in Central London. Following on from NAB, BOXfest highlights key technologies and products concentrating on customer case studies, sharing technology roadmaps and market trends. The audience is typically senior, technical management and engineers, with the day designed to allow time for people to network with their peers.

With the escalation of technologies including IP, AI and cloud alongside ever-changing business requirements how do you deliver future-proof solutions and innovation to your organisation?

Several technical authorities from a number of key vendors for product-agnostic presentations will provide insight into these topics:

IP – Where are we with IP?
AI – What is it and how does it affect me?
AI – Real world applications
Cloud – creating flexible infrastructure that works for media
IMF – What, why?
HDR – Real world experiences.

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Meeting: Jigsaw24 Breakfast Tech Talk


Date: 26th June 2018, 09:00 BST
Location: Jigsaw24, 8 Golden Square, Soho, London, W1F 9HY

The Tech Breakfasts are back, this time with a look at PSE (Photosensitive Epilepsy) testing for video in broadcast. With Telestream demoing Vidchecker and the experts from root6, Phil Crawley and Matt Ward, you can find out what you need about the regulations and how to meet them…all at the same time has having a pastry and a drink.

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