Webinar: New Goals for Innovating Live Sports

Sports broadcasting has always been on the forefront of technology both by developing products specifically for the sporting market such as sports graphics, annotation and ball tracking and also by pressing nearly any new technology that comes along into production.
The result of this relentless thirst for technology is year-by-year better and better productions done in more innovative and often lower-cost ways.

Date: Thursday June 20th, 2019. Time: 16:00 BST
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Remote production has long been a buzz word in sports broadcasting which has taken a long time to take hold (known as REMIs in North America). This is partly because the technologies needed to do it really well and really seamlessly are only just becoming dominant and partly because sports workflows from a technology and a business needs perspective are so different from company to company that one remote production.

However there are ever stronger pushes into remote production which very much brings remote production into day-to-day use in many companies. Kiswe Mobile joins us on this webinar to explain their experience in enabling remote production.

AI is looked on as an important tool in sports broadcasting. With so much data, both visual and textual, AI will increasingly be an excellent tool to parse and interpret these large data sets. Whether this is simply to produce better stats analytics or to comb through the thousands of hours of footage looking for, and logging, interesting events between players, ball possession stats etc.

IBC brings in Jérôme Wauthoz from Tedial and production consultant Mike Ruddell to bring us their experience making the sports on our screens as great as it can be at a cost that broadcasters can afford.

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Speakers

Jérôme Wauthoz Jérôme Wauthoz
Vice President of Products,
Tedial
Francis Zane Francis Zane
Chief Technology Officer,
Kiswe Mobile
Mike Ruddell Mike Ruddell
Sports Production Innovation Consultant

Video: Post-CES 2019 Round-up: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This on-demand webinar brings together Nighel Walley from Decipher, Paul Gagnon from IHS Markt, to talk all things CES with David Mercer from Strategy Analytics and Justin Lebbon from Mediatel events.

CES is used as a barometer of things to come and things that are on the way out and has a strong link into parts of the broadcast industry. At the end of the day, people change and technology changes; whatever your company, if you don’t change to suit, then you’ll be out of business.

So what’s hot and what’s off the boil this year? Find out as they cover 5G, 4K, AI, Screen tech and much more.

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Speakers

Nigel Walley Nigel Walley
Managing Director,
Decipher
Paul Gagnon Paul Gagnon
Executive Director of Analysis & Research
IHS Markit
David Mercer David Mercer
VP and Principal Analyst
Strategy Analytics
Justin Lebbon Justin Lebbon
Director
Mediatel Events

Video: Automated Tagging of Image and Video Collections using Face Recognition

Real-world examples of using Machine Learning to detect faces in archives is discussed here by Andrew Brown and Ernesto Goto from The University of Oxford. Working with the British Film Institute (BFI) and BBC News, they show the value of facial recognition and metadata comparisons.

Andrew Brown was given the cast lists of thousands of films and shows how they managed to not only discover errors and forgotten cast members, but also develop a searchable interface to find all instances of an actor.

Ernesto Goto shows the searchable BBC News archives interface he developed which used google images results of a famous person to find all the ocurrences in over 10,000 hours of video and jump straight to that point in the video.

A great video from the No Time To Wait 3 conference which looked at all aspects of archives for preservation.

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Webinar: AI Enable Your Aging LTO-5/6 Archives


Date: 29th Nov 2018, 16:00 or 22:00 GMT

Media production is at an all-time high—with no signs of slowing down. By 2020, storage capacity requirements are predicted to increase by over 300%.

This explosive growth has facilities facing mounting issues sure to impact their media assets across every storage tier—especially when a significant percentage of their data is currently living on aging LTO-5/6 tapes.

Join on Thursday, November 29th to learn how to prepare your organization for the future by leveraging the power of AI combined with the latest LTO and disk-based storage technology.

In this webinar, you’ll learn

• Smart migration strategies for moving from LTO-5/6 to LTO-7/8
• How to use AI to eliminate countless hours of metadata logging and create a searchable database of your online, nearline, and archived media
• Ways to improve accessibility and organization across your entire storage infrastructure

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Presented by StorageDNA and Studio Network Solutions

Video: Integrating Machine Learning with ABR streaming at YouTube

In another great talk from Demuxed 2018, Steve Robertson from YouTube sheds light on trials they have been running, some with Machine Learning, to understand viewer’s appreciation of quality. Tests involve profiling the ways – and hence environments – users watch in, using different UIs, occasionally resetting a quality level preference and others. Some had big effects, whilst others didn’t.

The end-game here is acknowledging that mobile data costs money for consumers, but clearly YouTube would like to reduce their bandwidth costs too. So when quality is not needed, don’t supply it.

The talk starts with a brief AV1 update, YouTube being an early adopter of it in production.

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Video: IBC Tech Talks – AI in Production

However it’s applied in our industry, AI is here to stay. In the area of production it is set to revolutionise working practice, by dispensing with many formulaic and repetitive tasks, and making more effective use of human creative skills. Nowhere is this more significant than in live broadcasting where the economic advantages of AI can allow the coverage of events which would not otherwise be cost-effective. In these Tech Talks three industry experts will describe and demonstrate the latest ideas and technologies in AI-assisted production, including one who will address the storytelling benefits for live football. Another international broadcaster will introduce the concept of smart production, where hardly anything is left to the human – even the script is generated automatically by mining information from sources such as social media.

A thought provoking glimpse of how AI researchers see the future of production.

Speakers:

Craig Wright Craig Wright
Project Research Engineer
BBC
Joost de Wit Joost de Wit
Founder & CPO
Media Distillery
Hiroyuki Kaneko Hiroyuki Kaneko
Senior manager
NHK
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Pam Fisher
Pam Fisher
Executive Director
The Media Institute

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

Webinar: Compression Economics


Date: Today, 23rd July, 2018 16:00 BST / 8am PST

This joint webinar from the IABM and V-Nova, will dive into the current state of the compression market, exploring new technologies and assessing compression costs and benefits to broadcasters, operators and OTT providers.

“More with less,” this has always been the compression mantra since the beginning. With the rise of new media and the emergence of immersive formats such as UHD and VR, compression vendors have been again asked to deliver better quality at a reduced bit-rate.

    Topics include:

  • Industry trends driving demand for improved video compression
  • Shift from hardware to software (and virtualisation) – impact on compression vendors and benefits for operators
  • The benefits of next-generation video compression for AVOD and SVOD services. What are the dynamics? How much of an effect can it have on a streaming video business?
  • The rise of AI – how artificial intelligence can improve compression economics
  • Immersive formats – UHD/VR demand by end-users; economics of delivering these formats and how best to do so
  • HEVC, AV1 and PERSEUS Plus – the various factors dictating what codec to choose and in which scenarios they have most value

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Webinar: Integrating AI in media content workflows


Date: Thursday 19th July, 16:00 BST
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are starting to transform the way content is created, managed and delivered.

New cognitive-computing tools are enhancing creativity, eliminating mundane repetitive work and unlocking new value from content.

AI is suddenly everywhere: the ready availability of powerful AI services from all the major cloud providers means hundreds of media technology products are plugging into AI and offering new ways of working.

This webinar cuts through the hype to reveal how media companies are actually using AI tools throughout the content supply chain – from aiding craft and creative work in post-production, automating metadata extraction and compliance, to making smart content recommendations to audiences. The speakers will explain how best to use AI, what we can and can’t do, and how it will continue to change workflows into the future.

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Speakers: 

Michael Gamböck Michael Gamböck, Senior Strategy Relations EMEA, Creative Cloud Video, Adobe
Josh Wiggins Josh Wiggins, Chief Commercial Officer, GrayMeta
Neil Taylor Neil Taylor, Lead Data Strategist for Commercial Innovations, Channel 4
Jean-Pierre Evain Jean-Pierre Evain, Principal Project Manager, EBU Artificial Intelligence Committee
Robert Ambrose Moderator: Robert Ambrose, Managing Consultant, High Green Media

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