White Plains, NY (October 6, 2014)—The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has announced the line-up for its SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), Oct. 20-23 in Hollywood, CA.
SMPTE 2014 will feature in-depth sessions including "Networked Media in the Facility," "File-Based Workflows," "Cloud Case Studies," and "Asset Management." Presented in multiple parts, each session will provide an exceptionally rich perspective on how specific technical advances are influencing the motion-imaging industries.
"Engineering leaders and high-level business professionals from broadcast, cinema, and IT view the SMPTE annual conference as a unique opportunity to examine and discuss the technologies and trends shaping our industries," said Paul Chapman, SMPTE 2014 program chair and senior vice president of technology at FotoKem. "While SMPTE 2014 sessions address a wide range of important topics, we've created in-depth sessions that apply a tremendous wealth of expertise to specific topic areas that are making a profound impact on how content is created."
"Networked Media in the Facility" will focus on the use of packetized methods to move media and metadata in real-time over networks.
"File-Based Workflows" will report on the findings of the Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability in addressing issues associated with the exchange of professional media between organizations.
"Cloud Case Studies" will explore a wide range of real-world implementations of cloud-based services, investigating the important topics of integration, deployment, and security.
The "Asset Management" session begins with the results from an industry survey of digital storage in professional media and entertainment and continues with a presentation on how the use of linear tape-open (LTO) tape with linear tape file system (LTFS) technology may accelerate 4K workflows.
Other highlight events of the week include the SMPTE 2014 Honors and Awards Ceremony on the evening of October 23, as well as the one-day SMPTE 2014 Symposium preceding the conference. Hosted by the Hollywood Post Alliance and titled "Making Do With More," the daylong Symposium is scheduled for Monday, October 20 at Hollywood's historic El Capitan Theatre.