Webinar: Crafting quality: Skills for successful UHD and HDR production

Webinar date: Thursday May 30th 2019
Time: 16:00 BST / 11 am EST / 8 am PDT

Experienced advice is on hand in this webinar for those producing in HDR and UHD. Productions are always trying to raise the quality of acquisition in order to deliver better quality to the viewers, to enhance creative possibilities and to maximise financial gain by future proofing their archives. But this push always brings challenges in production and the move to UHD and HDR is no different.

HDR and UHD are not synonymous, but often do go hand-in-hand. This is partly because the move to UHD is a move to improve quality, but time and again we hear the reasons that increasing resolution in and of itself is not always an improvement. Rather the ‘better pixels’ mantra seeks to improve quality through improving the video using a combination of resolution, frame-rate, HDR and Wide Colour Gamut (WCG). So when it’s possible, HDR and WCG are often combined with UHD.

In this webinar, we hear the challenges on the way to success met by director and producer Pamela Ann Berry and The Farm Group. Register to hear them share their tips and tricks for better UHD and HDR production.

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Speakers

Pamela Ann Berry Pamela Ann Berry
Director/producer
Aidan Farrell Aidan Farrell
Senior Colourist,
The Farm Group, UK
Pete Collins Pete Collins
Head of Scripted Pipeline,
The Farm Group, UK

Webinar: Blockchain – A framework for the secure exchange of digital assets

Blockchain, often cast aside as a mere hype word, won’t be gone from our lives just like ‘cloud’ and ‘AI’. However it can’t be said that sometimes it’s applied without thought to its true value. Here, IBM Aspera look at where blockchain can actually fit within broadcast.

Blockchain, simplistically, allows you to verify the authenticity of something in a very secure and reliable way, so its applicability to retail and logistics is clear. However, in broadcast we deliver millions of programmes, adverts, trailers, rushes each and every day both to screens and behind the scenes. So if it can disrupt and improve other industries, why not outs?

Blockchain is interesting in not just in its features but also how it does it. In this webinar we’ll see some of that, understanding what how it works and what a ‘trusted business network’ looks like.

James Wilson and Jonathan Solomon will explain the encryption and key exchange that underpins the technology and how this offers improved asset tracking and even execution of commercial and legal terms.

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Speakers

James Wilson James Wilson
Directory of Engineering,
IBM Aspera
Jonathan Solomon Jonathan Solomon
Strategic Initiatives Engineer, Streaming
IBM Aspera

Webinar: Remote Production – Lead the Next in Live Production

Like all good ideas, this one is not new. Known in the US as REMIs (REmote INtegrations) and in Europe as Remote Productions, producing live events without sending people there has long been seen as something to which most broadcasters have aspired. Whilst every broadcaster regards themselves as unique, Remote Productions is one are where they are most different meaning that a remote production solution for one can be almost the opposite of what another needs. This is why it’s taken so long for winners to be seen in this space.

Here, MotoGP rights holder Dorna Sports will talk about what they’ve done and why that works for them allowing us to understand their experience in deploying remote production and the experience and benefits derived.

With the world’s largest and most advanced fibre network that is strong and reliable, Tata Communications is best placed to deliver feeds with extremely low latency, super large capacity, stable and consistent to match broadcaster’s requirements of delivering better quality feeds, with faster turnaround at lower cost, offering the potential for higher productivity for live production, in terms of both OPEX and CAPEX.

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Speakers

Jeremy Dujardin Jeremy Dujardin
CTO Media Services,
Tata Communications
Dhaval Ponda Dhaval Ponda
Global Sales Head, Media Services,
Tata Communications
Manel Arroyo Manel Arroyo
Managing Director,
Dorna Sports & MotoGPTM
Sergi Sendra Sergi Sendra
Chief TV Director,
MotoGP International Programme Feed

Video: Transforming production and broadcast with 5G


Date: 21st February 2019, 16:00 GMT plus

5G is the latest in a long line of mobile data protocols but comes with a key difference – that it can be used differently by businesses than consumers. In our case, this could mean a broadcaster can reserve bandwidth for remote productions (REMIs) as just one example.

This webinar looks at the real-world trials to make sense of the hype Vs reality bringing together experts on implementation and use of 5G from boundary-pushing BT Sport, the IRT research institute and ex-Nokia 4G & 5G strategist, Mario Nicolaou.

This webinar will explore a series of use cases for 5G with hands-on case studies, including:
– Enriching production and storytelling
– Revitalising newsgathering and live event coverage
– Blending broadcast and live data for mobile audiences in the European 5G-Xcast project

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Speakers

Dr Jordi Gimenez Dr Jordi Gimenez
Research Engineer,
IRT
Matt Stagg Matt Stagg
Director of Mobile Strategy,
BT Sport
Marios Nicolaou Marios Nicolaou
5G and digital transformation senior strategy advisor
Robert Ambrose Robert Ambrose
Managing Consultant,
High Green Media