Conference Program
 

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*Schedule Subject to Change

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
California Ballroom Foyer

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Concurrent Sessions

Sacramento Room
Whatever stage you are at in your career, you are responsible for it and need to take actions to maximize its potential for advancement. Though this session is aimed squarely at professionals early in their career, the topics and strategies discussed may be useful to students and even mid-career individuals. During this special career building session, you will learn about career planning, the important difference between networking and relationship building, the importance of being mentored, and how you are responsible for bring your own seat to the table. You will also hear from a panel of professionals who will share their experiences and suggestions about when they first started working in the industry. It would be a mistake to miss this important career maximizing session.

San Francisco Room
Artificial intelligence (AI) is driving the next frontier of video compression enhancements with the promise of faster advancements. This session will explore the application of AI to video encoding to optimize broadcast and OTT content delivery, a deep learning-based algorithm that can perform automated rotoscoping of people on a given scene without any user input, and Autodesk's experience in developing and integrating a number of machine learning-based algorithms into software for the post-production industry.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
California Ballroom Foyer

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions

Sacramento Room
The AWS Media & Entertainment Solutions Architect team will be leading two advanced workshops on Monday, providing hands-on learning about how to design and build well-architected, serverless media solutions using AWS Elemental and Amazon Web Services API-driven artificial intelligence and machine learning services. Developers (including Asset Managers, Digital Team Members, DevOps and Streaming Engineers) are encouraged to attend. Bring your own laptop and join us for one workshop or both of them.

San Francisco Room
Video compression is the catalyst for expanding content creation and delivery, making HD resolutions (and beyond) practical for editing and distribution. Compression also allows the video to flow effectively over the internet to end-users. This session will address some of the newest concepts in compression: JPEG XS, a new codec standard for bandwidth-efficient, low-latency live production over IP; mechanisms for optimizing HEVC encoding with Open Source software; and the new MPEG EVC codec, designed to deliver a high-quality, free-of-charge base-layer compression with the potential for paid enhancements.

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Plaza Deck

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Hollywood Ballroom - 3rd Floor

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
San Francisco Room

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
San Francisco Room

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions

Sacramento Room
The AWS Media & Entertainment Solutions Architect team will be leading two advanced workshops on Monday, providing hands-on learning about how to design and build well-architected, serverless media solutions using AWS Elemental and Amazon Web Services API-driven artificial intelligence and machine learning services. Developers (including Asset Managers, Digital Team Members, DevOps and Streaming Engineers) are encouraged to attend. Bring your own laptop and join us for one workshop or both of them.

San Francisco Room

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
California Ballroom Foyer

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions

Sacramento Room

San Francisco Room

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Plaza Deck

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
California Ballroom Foyer

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Sacramento Room

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Concurrent Sessions

Sacramento Room
The technical presentations in the SMPTE 2019 are intended to reflect SMPTE's quest for technical excellence and that of Media and Entertainment's (M&E) engineering community. The tend to provide very advanced, deep coverage of the technologies and topics selected for the program. To help provide a meaningful foundation and context for these excellent papers, SMPTE has organized a series of primers covering the fundamental concepts and reasons the presentation topics are important to M&E. The goal is to help event attendees better understand the presentations by providing focused foundational concepts. If you are early in your career, understand some of the topics, but not others, or even if you just want a refresh on the critical fundamental elements relating to the presentations later in the day, these primer sessions are not to be missed. See you there!

San Francisco Room
Join this session to learn more about real-world issues with SMPTE ST 2110 deployment, including securing PTP, moving GPIO over IP, and completing an ST 2110 implementation at a large broadcast network facility.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
California Ballroom Foyer

11:00 AM - 11:10 AM
San Francisco Room

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM
San Francisco Room

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Hollywood Ballroom - 3rd Floor

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Plaza Deck

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Exhibit Hall

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions

Sacramento Room
Cinema is often referred to as the original high dynamic range (HDR) format. As today's cinematic display tools enable more dynamic audience presentation, it becomes necessary to consider management of the presentation from a consistency and safety perspective, as well as new techniques for managing to archive, display artifacts, and downstream products.

San Francisco Room
The momentum behind SMPTE ST 2110 for live production continues to build. Many ST 2110-based (to some degree or another) production environments are now up and running, with many more being built and commissioned. As standards, technologies, and products mature, the industry is beginning to see significantly more adventurous projects of larger scale, using ST 2110 outside the LAN in a standards-based best-of-breed approach. Join this session to see just how far ST 2110 has progressed.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
California Ballroom Foyer

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions

Sacramento Room
All audio enthusiasts at SMPTE: Come see and hear some of the reasons audio continues to shape the future of media consumption. Innovation in this sector is rampant, and you don’t want to be left in the dark. This session will feature a few highlights of how new technology and methods are affecting the audio universe at large. A must-see and must-hear session!

San Francisco Room
With the adoption of cloud services and infrastructures, service providers and media houses are empowered not only to use new and more efficient tools during production but also to provide consumers with new offerings. The cloud also allows these businesses to use resources (e.g., processing power for transcoding) efficiently and at a lower cost while remaining prepared to address peak demand during events such as elections, public, or sports events. The cloud seems to provide endless options, such as AI services, storage, CPU power, software and infrastructure as a service, and virtualization, at high scalability and flexible cost structure. In this session, you will learn specifics about how to use cloud technologies to support on-air media creation, how these technologies perform with different transcoding methods (e.g., AVC, HEVC, AV1, VVC), and how to address challenges presented by using public infrastructures.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Exhibit Hall

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
California Ballroom Foyer

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Concurrent Sessions

Sacramento Room
The technical presentations in the SMPTE 2019 are intended to reflect SMPTE's quest for technical excellence and that of Media and Entertainment's (M&E) engineering community. The tend to provide very advanced, deep coverage of the technologies and topics selected for the program. To help provide a meaningful foundation and context for these excellent papers, SMPTE has organized a series of primers covering the fundamental concepts and reasons the presentation topics are important to M&E. The goal is to help event attendees better understand the presentations by providing focused foundational concepts. If you are early in your career, understand some of the topics, but not others, or even if you just want a refresh on the critical fundamental elements relating to the presentations later in the day, these primer sessions are not to be missed. See you there!

San Francisco Room
Media productions of all sizes are now using the cloud and other public spaces to collaborate in ways that were previously possible only when every aspect was closely managed. Security was almost an afterthought applied to lock down an environment after it was in place. Now new security frameworks are being used to define the environments, relationships, protocols, and workflows. The security pieces are no longer an afterthought but are now considered critical to the very definitions of these environments. These presentations and papers will pave the way toward this new collaborative media space by illustrating new standards, mapping out distributed workflows, identifying challenges, and showing how to address those challenges using new security technologies and familiar solutions.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
California Ballroom Foyer

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions

Sacramento Room
2020 is just around the corner, and so is 8K – a/k/a “Next Generation Video.” In the works for over two decades, 8K video represents as great a leap from HDTV as immersive, spatial audio does from the stereo. But 8K video brings along its own challenges for acquisition, production, and distribution. A new class of image sensors must be developed to handle the demands of high dynamic range capture and the corresponding ultra-fast data transfer rates. And advanced codecs will come hand-in-hand to compress and record 8K video. The growing interest in high frame rate (HFR) video will intersect with 8K production to provide life-like images, thanks to advances in high-speed cameras that can record 8K video at 120 Hz with sharp detail. And all of this finished 8K content needs to be delivered to the home. You may be surprised to learn that it’s all happening right now as part of a complete lens-to-screen 8K television system, engineered from scratch. Intrigued? Come to this session and find out more.

San Francisco Room
Media delivery has evolved continually, thanks to new standards, new technologies, and new demands by consumers driving ongoing innovation. Two delivery paths — internet streaming and ATSC 3.0 IP network delivery — are two of the hottest areas of innovation today. The Future of Media Distributions explores the technical boundaries being pushed forward in these delivery environments. One presentation will explore challenges associated with new deliver paths, as well as approaches for lowering streaming latency without sacrificing quality of experience for the viewer. Another presentation will examine the timely issue of maintaining accurate time for clocks and devices in an ATSC 3.0 environment. The final talk will explore experience gained in ATSC 3.0 Korean deployments and U.S. trials around the broadcast gateway component in ATSC 3.0.

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Plaza Deck

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Exhibit Hall

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions

Sacramento Room
As more and more content is created in high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut (WCG), methods for evaluating image quality and maintaining creative intent continue to evolve. This session will dive into the studies of HDR/WCG on integrated image quality and provide guidance for keeping future television and cinema inventions focused on delivering truly excellent perceptual experiences.

San Francisco Room
Who ever got excited by workflow? Pretty much no one. But workflow just means “how we do stuff.” And “how we do stuff” can be the way it has always been done, maybe with new tools, but with old thinking – like a step-by-step guide to watching paint dry. Or it can be game-changing. After all, every creative paradigm shift, every disruption, every technology revolution has its workflow. And that’s the kind of workflow explored in this session, which features three case studies in a revolution: a pipeline for VFX that enables the downstream creation of numerous versions without infinite hassle and expense; file-based production for sport that doesn’t give a jot for geography; and DNA as a storage medium for media.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
California Ballroom Foyer

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions

Sacramento Room
In modern color science, the understanding of color perception and display color reproduction continues to improve. This session will showcase two studies: the first on perceptual color difference metrics as they relate to high dynamic range (HDR) displays and the other on observer metamerism indices as they relate to modern display light sources. Both studies share the common goal of improving the quality of experience in exhibition through more perceptually accurate color metrology. At the end of this session, you will know how to quantify the variability in color perception from various motion picture display systems. You also will have seen practical examples of using improved color difference metrics for better display calibration and characterization.

San Francisco Room
Technology in entertainment has some global issues, and industry professionals come to conferences including the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference (ATC) to work together to solve those issues. But are we assuring that everyone has a seat at the table to engineer and enjoy media? In this session, you'll get insight from educators, technologists, and specialists who will discuss different kinds of access to the technical community. They will address topics including proposed actions and new standards for bringing media and entertainment to many more people. For example, on-screen compositing of hundreds of international sign languages is an essential part of media for the more than 5% of viewers with hearing loss. A proposed enhancement to IMF will improve efficiency in this workflow to make distributing signed content easier and better. The session also will feature a discussion on attracting and retaining the next generation of engineers, taking a look how SMPTE as an organization, along with its members and supporters, can uniquely create and benefit from inclusive and thoughtful opportunities in media.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Exhibit Hall

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
California Ballroom Foyer

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Concurrent Sessions

Sacramento Room
This year is the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. Since that historic flight, imaging from space has advanced dramatically, especially given the aspirations for travel within and beyond our solar system. So, too, has restoration and modernizing of the films of historic space missions progressed to the point where past missions again elicit the drama and emotions of those who witnessed the events in person. Still, bringing the past to life and bringing today's images from the International Space Station (ISS), the moon, Mars, and beyond require a highly complex mix of technology, science, and brilliant people. The same is true for creating realistic space environments in modern cinema features! Join us for this very special day, as we hear from the some of those brilliant people and learn what it took to bring Apollo 11 crew back to life; the challenges, technology, and science required to visually explore the heavens, and how creative minds produce the believable illusion of space travel.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
California Ballroom Foyer

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sacramento Room

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Plaza Deck

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Sacramento Room

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Sacramento Room

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Sacramento Room

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
California Ballroom Foyer

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sacramento Room

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
San Francisco Room