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    Section Meeting

    Sacramento November Section Meeting

    Sacramento November Section Meeting: “Beyond 608:  Captioning and Subtitling for Live Events”

    Date/Time: 17 November, 2021, 6:00 pm Socializing and Zoom Conference Will be Open; 6:30 pm Meeting Starts

    Location: Nevada County Media, 355 Crown Point Cir STE D, Grass Valley, CA 95945 (behind Analog Devices)

    Meeting Link

    You can still attend virtually, if you prefer!

    Meeting ID: 812 5794 1910
    Passcode: 111650

    Dial by your location: 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)

    Contact:                       Paul Turner – 530-913-6096

    Speaker:                      Giovanni Galvez

    The North American standard for TV Broadcast, Internet streaming, and Social Media delivery of live video has used the CEA-608 protocol as a foundation with many limitations.  This presentation discusses the various international standards of captioning/subtitling, the pitfalls there are when converting TV to internet captioning, and what other non-standard options have evolved as the demand for live streaming video becomes a household discussion around the globe. We will illustrate the biggest challenges of adding captioning and subtitling to live videos and explore solutions that are gaining popularity in typical video delivery workflows.

    About the Speaker:  Giovanni Galvez is the VP of Business Development and Strategy for SyncWords.  Based in New York, Galvez has over 20 years of experience in the closed captioning and subtitling field, broadcast TV, and Live Events. He and his team were recognized for standardizing and pioneering development of non-live broadband captioning, introducing file-based caption encoding workflows for MPEG-2, MXF, and non-linear editing systems to major networks and the broadcast industry in general. He is currently working on AI powered technology to automate timing and translation of live virtual conferences. Prior to SyncWords, Galvez spent almost six years as a Product Manager for Captioning and Subtitling products at Telestream as well as founded and organized the Community Sound System Festival DMT project that provided free access to sound systems to Washington DC event and community organizers.

    Please RSVP to msmothers@ewingfoley.com no later than Monday, November 15, 2021. You will be sent an email confirming your spot.

    Non-members and guests are welcome to attend. SMPTE annual memberships are available on line athttps://www.smpte.org/individual-membership and start at...”$0 per year-check it out!” 

    We hope you will join us!