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SMPTE UK visits Amazon UK... for an evening all about Cloud for Media

Join us as we visit Amazon UK's headquarters at Principal Place, London

SMPTE UK visits Amazon UK... for an evening all about Cloud for Media

Join us as we visit Amazon UK's headquarters at Principal Place, London

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Food and networking from 6pm, Event begins 7pm, Event ends 8.30pm, Drinks and networking til 9.30pm.

To kick off our exciting 2023-24 season of meetings, we've been invited to visit Amazon UK's headquarters at Principal Place, London. And they've lined up a packed agenda with several speakers talking about different aspects of Cloud for Media. Headlining the evening we have Dr Richard Cartwright from Matrox who will tell us about Asynchronous Processing for Live Media Production in the Cloud. So come along and hear about the future of our industry, and network with fellow SMPTE UK members over drinks on the rooftop of Amazon's UK HQ.

Just like all SMPTE UK events, this meeting is open to existing professionals and students alike. Attendance is free of charge. Ample refreshments will be provided courtesy of our hosts Amazon.

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Title: To Clock, or not to Clock? – Asynchronous Processing for Media

Presenter: Dr. Richard I. Cartwright, Technical Leader, Software Engineering, Matrox Video U.K.

Synopsis: Modern computer systems are capable of processing media streams significantly faster than real time in pure software, on both CPUs and GPUs. Best practice in software development encourages of the use of asynchronous, event-driven processing with loosely coupled, microservices-based architectures in distributed, scalable, and redundant architectures. How can the live production process – one that conventionally links its processing to real time clocks – exploit the full potential of generic IT systems designed to scale to run the Internet, or generative AI, or …? Both on premises and in the cloud? This talk introduces the anatomy of an asynchronous media processing system that break free from the clock, supplies an example and discusses the advantages or decoupled live stream processing. Attendees will learn how to build tier 1 media processing capabilities in software that are pay-as-you-go, composable, resilient, scalable, and agile.

Bio: Richard Cartwright holds a PhD degree in computer science from the University of Warwick, Coventry, U.K., where he studied the application of parallel computation to virtual reality models. He has previously worked at the BBC, U.K., Snell Advanced Media, Newbury, U.K., and SuperFly.tv, Nordics, and was the Technical Steering Committee Chair of the AMWA. He co-authored the Joint Taskforce for Networked Media (JT-NM) Reference Architecture and contributed to the JT-NM Roadmap. He is a prolific developer of open-source software for technologies including Material Exchange Format (MXF), Advanced Authoring Format (AAF), Moving Picture Experts Group - Transport Stream (MPEG-TS), SDI, and FFmpeg, in languages including C++, Java, Javascript and OpenCL. He applies his deep knowledge of broadcast workflows, IT systems and cloud technology to champion asynchronous media technologies.