Digital Media Compression, Streaming and Workflows

Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 18:00 to 22:00
KDTX Studios
2823 West Irving Blvd
75061 Irving, TX
United States
Event Details: 

Joint SMPTE/SBE Section Meeting

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner and Networking

7:00-8-30 pm Presentation and Discussion

Presenters: Joseph W. Carter and Julian M. Rodriguez

Location: KDTX Studios 2823 W Irving Blvd Irving, TX 75061

This event will be streamed live!!! will be providing live streaming using the NewTek Tricaster TCXD-850 Extreme.

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Digital Media dominates the world of audio and video today. Never before has audio and video been so easy to transfer, access, and customize. It is important that everyone working in broadcasting be familiar with the newest way to handle media and how to get it to the audience using compression and streaming technology.

The realm of media encoding and streaming is complex, but using it does not have to be difficult. This presentation will give an overview of how encoding works, how it is transferred inside a production facility, and how it is then served to an audience on the internet.

The first part of the presentation deals with the nuts and bolts of streaming media. Key points include containers vs. codecs, common types of codecs, buffering, sync, data rates, compression ratios and bandwidth considerations. Audio and video examples will be shown to demonstrate the qualitative properties of encoded media.
The second part will focus on the incorporation of compression, streaming, and workflows in university curriculums, and the challenges faced by faculty, staff, and students adopting multimedia standards to reach a worldwide audience

Joseph W. Carter, CBNT is the Manager of Technical Operations and Engineer at the University of Texas at Arlington Department of Communication and anchor/reporter at WBAP. Joe has a diverse background in broadcasting and digital media. His specialty is media encoding, IP delivery and the study of today’s merging IT-AV workflows. Joe has given presentations on the emergence of Internet radio stations and how they will carry radio into the 21st century.

Julian M. Rodriguez, MA is an experienced videographer and journalist, specializing in electronic news, TV technology and current media issues. He is a lecturer at the University of Texas at Arlington Department of Communication. He teaches Video Production, TV Reporting and Modern Issues in Telecommunications and specializes in digital media formats, capturing and publishing. He has given many presentations on the use of ‘new’ media and its implications on the industry.

Dinner is being sponsored by Katy Templeton-Holmes from Harmon International/Studer whose huge demo/training truck will be on site at KDTX as part of their “Texas Tour” for the Studer Broadcast Academy and open for viewing after the meeting. Studer will be holding a full open house on the 28th and offer training classes on the 29th and 30th.


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