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The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) was founded in 1916 to advance theory and development in the motion imaging field. SMPTE isa global, award-winning technical society and professional membership organization that is devoted to advancing the theory and application of motion-imaging technology including film, television, video, computer imaging, and telecommunications. Our membership is made up of engineers, executives, technical directors, cameramen, editors, consultants, educators, and specialists in film processing, film and television production and post-production, and practitioners from almost every other discipline in the motion-imaging industry.

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The Hollywood Section serves SMPTE members in the greater Los Angeles Area of California. Our free monthly meetings feature technology presentations by experts in their field and the opportunity to network with other media and entertainment professionals.


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Storage Connections and Pathways to Support 4K Production and beyond

In today’s post-production environment, we are dealing with higher bandwidth
video data requirements with the advent of 4K/8K resolutions, 10/12 bit High
Dynamic Range(HDR), High Frame Rate (HFR) 60/120fps,as well as RAW
image capture. With the adoption of low cost IP infrastructure in the
broadcast and data center environments versus the higher expense of
fiber channel, does it make sense to look at alternative ways to manage their
data workflows?  
Our discussion will explain the differences between InfiniBand, GigE, Fiber
Channel, and SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) and their use for data pipelines in
high performance storage topologies.  We will dive into the technical details of
each and examine the evolution of 10GigE, 25GigE, 40GigE, 100GigE.
 Our panel will discuss the transition of 16GB, 32GB and 128GB Fibre Channel
to IP.  Is fiber Chanel still a viable storage fabric solution, and if so why? What is
SAS and why is it of interest to today’s post environments?  We will also discuss
NVMe (SSD) drives and the appropriate data connections for high performance
storage applications.
Our panel of vendors and users will cover the differences between the choices of
storage/workflow pipelines, and at what point should you select one. What are
the advantages and disadvantages of each option and how do other workflows
like VFX and audio affect these choices?
Finally, we will wrap-up with an examination of some examples workflows from
industry leaders who are pushing the envelope in post production workflows. You
will have the opportunity to ask the panelists about their choices and why they
chose these new technologies to solve their post production workflow problems.
Alex Slaten, ATTO Technology
Keith Roush C.S.I., Founder, ROUSH Media, Colorist 
Jonathon Lee, Director of Post Production Engineering, Walt Disney Studios
Michael Stys, Channel Manager-southwest, Mellanox Technologies
Moderated by Jeffrey Stansfield of Advantage Video Systems
Date: Weds September 19 th 2018
Time: Doors open 6:30p, Social hour until 7:30. Meeting starts are 7:30p
Where: Linwood Dunn Theater, 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood

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Please send resumes to narine.seferyan@globecastna.com


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