On-Demand Webinar: Human Perception Fundamentals – Colour, Contrast & Motion


Thursday February 7th, 10am PST / 1pm EST / 18:00 GMT
Now available on-demand!

There is so much talk about HDR, wide colour gamut (WCG), ‘Better Pixels’ and all the TVs seem to interpolate motion up to 100Hz or above, that it’s good to stop and check we know why all of this matters – and crucially when it doesn’t.

SMPTE’s new ‘Essential Technology Concepts Webcasts’ are here to help and for the first webcast, David Long will look at the fundamentals of colour, contrast and motion in terms of what we actually see.

This promises to be a great talk and, the chances are, even people who ‘know it already’ will be reminded of a thing or two!

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Speakers

David Long David Long
Director
RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity
& MAGIC Spell Studios

Video: Frame-Accurate Functionality for Live-to-VOD workflows

Experts from Amazon Web Services and AWS Elemental highlight requirements to create a frame accurate live-to-VOD workflow with image recognition using AWS Elemental Delta and AWS cloud services. CTOs, engineering managers, product and program managers receive knowledge that can be applied to their own video workflows.

Recorded last year, this webinar is led by

  • Lionel Bringuier, Director, Product Management – Video Delivery Solutions, AWS Elemental

With speakers

  • Shawn Przybilla, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
  • Leah Siddall, Technical Marketing Engineer, AWS Elemental

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On-Demand Webinar: AI for Media and Entertainment

In this webinar, visual effects and digital production company Digital Domain will share their experience developing AI-based toolsets for applying deep learning to their content creation pipeline. AI is no longer just a research project but also a valuable technology that can accelerate labor-intensive tasks, giving time and control back to artists.

The webinar starts with a brief overview of deep learning and dive into examples of convolutional neural networks (CNNs), generative adversarial networks (GANS), and autoencoders. These examples will include flavors of neural networks useful for everything from face swapping and image denoising to character locomotion, facial animation, and texture creation.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Get a basic understanding of how deep learning works
  • Learn about research that can be applied to content creation
  • See examples of deep learning–based tools that improve artist efficiency
  • Hear about Digital Domain’s experience developing AI-based toolsets

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DOUG ROBLEM
Senior Director of Software R&D, Digital Domain
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Global Media and Entertainment Strategy and Marketing, NVIDIA
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Senior Solutions Architect, Professional Visualization, NVIDIA
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GARY BURNETT
Solutions Architect, Professional Visualization, NVIDIA

Webinar: Linear Channel 101 for Digital First media companies

In this on-demand Webinar, co-founder Baskar Subramanian and Mark Stephens help us understand why Digital First media companies should launch linear channels, and how cloud playout can help. Find out:

  • Changing content consumption preferences & linear OTT market growth
  • Various paths to capture linear broadcast audience – vMVPDS, Ad-supported linear OTT, D2C streaming, among others
  • How cloud can help create a sustainable distribution and revenue model
  • Key technological considerations when delivering to vMVPD platforms
  • Case-study examples of digital-first companies who have successfully launched linear channels

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Video: Choosing B-frame Interval and Reference Frames


Jan Ozer from Streaming Learning Center takes us through the basics and ways to use B-frames in MPEG encoding. Covering:

  • Common B-Frame settings
  • Choosing the right B-Frame interval
  • What reference frames do
  • Understanding quality/encoding-time trade-off
  • Choosing the number of reference frames.

Great for remembering what you once knew or learning MPEG in a bit more depth, anyone who knows a little about MPEG encoding can benefit from this recorded webinar.

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On-Demand Webinar: Live Contribution Over The Internet


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Internet contribution is now embraced as a true alternative to dedicated fibre and satellite transmission. Benefits such as lower cost, higher quality and extended reach are now understood by most in the industry. This webinar will answer a number of questions that still remain, including:

• When is internet contribution suitable compared to the alternatives?
• What quality can you expect?
• How mature are the available solutions?
• What are the real savings compared to fibre and satellite?
• What other benefits does internet contribution bring to the table?
• Our insights are based on years of experience, having jointly developed a fully managed contribution service over the internet, helping broadcasters both reach further and reduce transmission costs.


Speakers:

Love Thyresson – Head of Internet Media Transport – NetInsight
Andy Munro – Senior Product Manager, Internet Contribution

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Webinar: DVB-DASH


Date: 13th June 2018, 14:00 BST
DVB-DASH, for the delivery of TV content via HTTP adaptive streaming, provides a profile of features defined in the MPEG DASH specification. The latest revision of DVB-DASH, published by ETSI in March 2018, adds features related to UHD.

This webinar will have three sections:

General introduction to DVB-DASH (TS 103 285 1.2.1)
DVB-DASH player conformance points (TS 101 154 2.4.1)
Deployments and use cases
Those following the webinar live will have an opportunity to post questions to the presenters.

Speakers:

Simon Waller, Chief Standards Engineer at Samsung Electronics Research Institute UK
Chris Poole, Lead Research Engineer at BBC R&D
Martin Schmalohr, Researcher at IRT

Webinar: Broadcast Under attack – Protecting Content and Defending Infrastructure


On-demand Webinar

Cyber attacks are on everyone’s agenda but with so much at stake just how should Broadcast, Media and Entertainment players protect themselves in an increasingly hostile world?

High profile attacks on broadcast and media players are on the increase. But what does the threat landscape look like? What are the new attack surfaces and how should broadcasters and media companies approach cybersecurity?

Speakers:

• Brian Brackenborough, CISO, Channel 4
• Richard Welsh, CEO, Sundog Media Toolkit & VP of Education, SMPTE
• Cameron Brown, Information Security Strategist & Cyber Defence, EY

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Webinar: Foundational Concepts: Video Compression, Processing and Delivery


On demand webinar from AWS Elemental covering some streaming basics.

In this webcast, you will:
• Learn how to create and deliver video over the internet
• Understand video codecs, containers, popular delivery methods and content delivery networks
• Consider methods, including adaptive bitrate streaming, that enable high-quality video to be delivered to a wide range of internet-connected devices
• Learn about the latest trends in video compression and delivery

Increasing smartphone subscriptions and data volumes per subscription are driving rapid growth in mobile data traffic, much of which is video content. According to multiple industry reports, these trends will continue for the near future, and by 2020, 75 percent of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index. Technical and business leaders at organizations that aim to expand offerings using video need to understand the complexities of delivering premium viewing experiences to consumers.

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Video: Achieving low latency, reliable video streaming with SRT


An introduction to SRT, a new protocol for reliable low-latency live streaming over the internet. Developed collaboratively, SRT is an open source video transport protocol that enables the delivery of high-quality and secure video delivery.

In this recorded webinar, the speakers discuss:

  • The SRT Alliance:
    Since its launch at NAB, the SRT Alliance has made significant progress towards standardizing SRT as the de facto video streaming standard. Learn about its current status, its latest developments and upcoming events.
  • Benefits of open source SRT:
    Learn more about the SRT protocol and the Github community.
  • Joining SRT Alliance:
    Learn how you can get on board and improve your live video streaming workflows by joining the SRT Alliance and by using open source SRT in your video video workflows with the support of the Github community.

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