Video: Blockchain Masterclass – Restoring trust and transparency in digital media

Successive waves of disruption across industries and constant change means opportunity. We’ve entered a new era where truth isn’t subjective, but collective – where radical transparency is uprooting how we interact, transact and drive growth. Leading organizations and consortia across industries are rapidly unleashing the exponential business value of blockchain. More than a new technology, it’s a whole new playing field. Join this masterclass at IBC to discover how blockchain is delivering newfound trust to media, entertainment and advertising.

Answering key questions like, what is ‘blockchain’? How have our views on ‘trust’ changed in the new digital era? What is the state of blockchain adoption in business? Jason Kelley helps us understand where we are in balancing the hype and usefulness of blockchain.

Chad Andrews spells out a way of managing personal/consumer data which can use blockchain principles to bring together data controlled by different parties which would decouple technology from data.

Peter Guglielmino discusses the challenges of piracy and fraud which have arisen with the rise of digitisation and outlines how to store media files with accountability linked to a blockchain ledger.

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Speakers

Jason Kelley Jason Kelley
Blockchain Services, IBM
Peter Guglielmino Peter Guglielmino
CTO, Global Media & Entertainment, IBM
Chad Andrews Chad Andrews
Global Solutions Leader, IBM

Webinar: End-to-End Workflow


Thursday, October 18th, 2018. 11am PT / 2pm ET / 19:00 BST

End-to-end workflows take the guesswork out of processing, managing, and delivering content to viewers. This web event will discuss the pros and cons of end-to-end workflow solutions and give you insights into what to look for when making an investment in your company’s future.

In this event, you’ll learn the following:
• How implementing an end-to-end publishing strategy can optimize video workflows
• What considerations your systems require to remain agile in a dynamic market
• How to execute a “production to distribution” streamed content strategy with a quality viewing experience
• How next-generation hybrid architectures, from production to distribution, can be automated and customized
• How to keep content secure as it moves through global, digital workflows that involve both automation and people
• The pros and cons of off-the-shelf tools, best-of-breed solutions, and custom solutions
• How to reduce management costs by treating infrastructure as code and using devops best practices
• Best practices for delivering video to multiple media devices everywhere

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Moderator Presenters
Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen Ken Haren Rick Clarkson Alexander Leschinsky Charles Kraus
Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
VP / Editor
Streaming Media
Ken Haren
Marketing Director
Telestream
Rick Clarkson
Chief Strategy Officer
Signiant
Alexander Leschinsky
Co-Founder & Managing Director
G&L Geißendörfer & Leschinsky GmbH
Charles Kraus
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Limelight Networks

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!

Video: Exploring Image Corruption in the Workflow, and how to Stop this from Happening

Corrupted data is a fact of life. Yet LTO tape Systems, SAN, NAS, Object Store, RAM, and WAN Optimizers all have configurations available to protect the fidelity of image contents in the workflow. Most serious is an archive scenario where content may sit untouched for a long duration and any corruption remains undetected for extended periods of time.

This talk from SMPTE Technical Conference 2017 by Keith Hogan covers the problems with hashes, looks at where errors can get introduced and ways to mitigate problems.

Depending on the path a video frame takes through the workflow, it will be treated to a varying set of protection technologies, like RAID, erasure coding, ECC Memory, and parity checking. Even on the network, errors can be introduced but checksums don’t always work.

To overcome the uncertainty of associated with how these methods ensure fidelity, the industry employs failure detection at each stage of the workflow (generally MD5 checksums). Keith discusses the protection mechanisms provided or employed by each workflow element and how frame corruption can occur, even when all of the protection technologies are working as designed. Finishing with a method for providing protection to images at the frame level using Forward Error Correction, such that there is uniformity of protection for images applied throughout the workflow, Keith shows that media errors may be recovered in most cases without having to access a backup copy.

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