Live UHD from Space and the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Presenter Sandy George & Walt Lindblom
NASA Imagery Experts Group
Where: Encompass Atlanta
3845 Pleasantdale Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30340
Date: November 13, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM  Dinner
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM Presentation
Sponsorship: Encompass
Info: This a joint meeting between SMPTE & SSPI & SBE

In April 2017, NASA did something never before attempted.  A live, interactive UHD-TV transmission from the International Space Station to an NAB session room in Las Vegas.  Considering there was no equipment to support the Space Station side when the project was started and it involved getting a completely internal data signal out of the internal NASA network to an external location (IT Security concerns were HIGH!), there was much that could fail.  But, in cooperation with AWS (Amazon Web Services) Elemental and Encompass Digital Media, all the pieces came together.

While that was in process, NASA-HQ decided it would be good to cover the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in August from 8 locations across the US, including anchoring the coverage from Charleston, SC.  Added in in to the mix were a couple of live aircraft feeds, and feeds from several solar telescopes across the US Both projects will be reviewed for this SMPTE meeting.

Presenters:  Sandy George & Walt Lindblom
Sandy is the network engineer for the NASA Imagery Experts Group (NIEG).  She is the lead engineer for the Multi-Channel Digital Television System (MCDTV).  MCDTV allows all the NASA centers to share broadcast quality video routinely and provides a path to the uplink for NASA-TV at Encompass Digital Media.  Sandy was responsible for the network to support the live UHD feed from space. Walt is the video engineer for the NIEG.  He was the video transmission coordinator for the Total Solar Eclipse. T

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14th Annual SMPTE-AES-SSPI-SBE Holiday Party

Where: Maggiano's
1601 Cumberland Mall
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Date: December 11, 2017
Time: Sign in & Hors d'oeuvres 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dinner begins at 7:00PM
Sponsorship: Over 30 sponsors have come together to make this possible
Info: Please join us for the 14th Annual Holiday Party presented by the Atlanta Area chapters of the AES, SBE, SMPTE, and SSPI at Maggiano's Little Italy for dinner, dessert, and lots of great door prized provided by many of your favorite industry professionals including:
AES, SBE, SMPTE, SSPI, AvL Technologies, Bexel, Canon, CineSys, Dale Pro Audio, Diversified, DigitalGlue, Encompass, Envistacom, General Dynamics, Grass Valley, Harmonic, IntelSat, Jampro, Joseph Electronics, Quantum, Rittal, Sony, SpectraLogic, Tektronix, Telestream, Trock Media Solutions, Utah Scientific, VisSat, Vintage King, and more joining every day.
Registration: This event is only open to members of SMPTE, AES, SBE, and SSPI.
Registration will require your current membership number.
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