Multiple Locations


SMPTE Storytellers - A series of tech leaders share their stories throughout the conference

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Moving Expectations Forward: A Story by Jeffrey Shapiro

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
How millennials grow in the Media Industry: A Story by Yvonne Thomas

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Tales from the Dark Side: A Story by Paul Briscoe

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
A Story by Chris Witmayer

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
A Story by Annie Chang

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Disney's Rosie Program: A Story by Kelly White

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
A Story by Charlie Jablonski

Sacramento Room

Monday, 21 October, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence technology in professional content creation

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.

Sacramento Room

Monday, 21 October, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

8K: The Next Generation of Video

2020 is just around the corner, and so is 8K â a/k/a âNext Generation Video.â 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 itâs 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.

Sacramento Room

Monday, 21 October (2 parts)
11:00 - 12:30 a.m. and 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

AWS Build-On Media Workshop (2 Parts)

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.

Space is limited! Reserve your seat now for this free workshop from AWS.

San Francisco Room

Monday, 21 October (concurrent sessions)
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.  and 4:30 - 5:30  p.m.

Programming Produced by AES

The Creative Process of Designing Today’s Movie Soundtracks

Speakers: Brian Vessa, Randy Thom, Paula Fairfield, Mark Mangini


The Nuts and Bolts of Designing and Installing a Cinema/Dubbing Stage Sound System for Today’s Soundtracks

Speakers: Brian Vessa, Neil Shaw, Mark Roberts

Sacramento Room

Wednesday, 23 October, 4:30 - 5:30  p.m.

Perpetual Color Quality Metrics

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.
Metamerism, Color Ellipses and Color Errors
Speaker: Francois Helt
ΔEITP is Now ITU-R BT.2124--Is the Industry Ready to Move on From ΔE2000?
Speakers: Catherine Meininger, Tyler Pruitt

Sacramento Room

Thursday, 24 October, Full-Day Event

A full-day program dedicated to bringing advanced imaging to space so that amazing images can be sent to viewers back home on Earth. Techniques for restoring and modernizing films of historic space missions and creating realistic celestial environments for modern cinema will be covered in sessions featuring:
  • Todd Douglas Miller, the filmmaker behind the critically acclaimed “Apollo 11” moon landing documentary.
  • Astronaut Col. Terry Virts, former commander on the ISS and director of “One More Orbit,” a documentary about how he broke the speed record for circumnavigating the globe.
  • NASA’s Rodney Grubbs and Dylan Mathis, who are involved in deep space imaging for Project Artemis, the next U.S. moon landing mission.
  • Josh Winstead of AWS, an expert on the transmission and distribution of live images from the ISS to Earth.
  • Visual effects artists James Schwalm and Ian Hunter, whose innovative techniques gave a unique photorealistic look to the Academy Award-winning biopic “First Man” (2017).