Digital storage plays a significant role in the professional media and entertainment industry. Digital storage for the M&E industry has demand characteristics often very different from typical IT storage because of the performance requirements of real-time video in capture, editing and post-production, as well as distribution. On the other hand, the ever growing archive of long-tail digital content and increasing digitized historical analog content is swelling the demand for cold as well as warm archives using tape, optical discs and hard drive arrays.
Home to many of the early developments in television, the San Francisco Bay area continues to innovate and enable the creation, production and dissemination of rich media.
The San Francisco section of SMPTE offers a local forum for membership to be informed and educated on the rapidly emerging developments in the technology of our industry.
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Presenter: Joe Kane, Joe Kane Productions
Presenter: Karsten Hansen, Founder and CEO DK Technologies
DK Technologies have recently introduced the DKT7 Surround metering, compliance, and logging system. Karsten Hansen will present an in-depth look at the system, including the patented “Starfish” tool, explaining the philosophy behind the design and how to interpret the indication of the Starfish. He will demonstrate how the Starfish detects errors in the audio and makes sure that the surround sound signal is legal for downmix.
The Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), a high speed-parallel floating point processor, is the engine that powers many media and entertainment applications from pre-visualization, acquisition and post production to distribution for live to air, over the top, and consumption. And since its inception in 1999 NVIDIA has shipped over a billion units.
The Library of Congress serves as both a reference source for our legislators, and the official keeper of our nation’s history. This history comes in many forms including printed, photographic, audio and video recordings, and digital files. And while each of these forms require different techniques for their archiving, it is the electronic formats which seems to require the most ongoing attention.