Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 18:15 to 20:30
Location: 
Screen Subtitling Systems
The Old Rectory Church Lane
IP6 0EQ Claydon near Ipswich
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

In his introduction to the Interoperable Master Format, Andy Lampard, Head of R&D
at Motion Picture Solutions, aims to shed light on IMF, explaining what it is, the strengths
of the format and its benefits in operation.
John Birch from Screen Systems will explain how the responsibilities for subtitle creation
and QC are shifting in the IMF production workflow.

In the fast-changing digital landscape, IMF provides many advantages and consistencies
that help keep in check the ever-expanding number of content versions and formats as
well as the increasing range of accessibility services. With this expansion comes an
increased need for efficient archive, delivery (both business-to-business and downstream)
and mastering procedures. In this presentation, Andy will be delving into these topics
and exploring how IMF can assist with successful delivery of content destined
for worldwide release.

Discover how IMF benefits existing subtitling and dubbing pipelines, as well as
accommodates regionalised on-screen inserts and editorial workflows.

 Looking beyond the pictures and sound John Birch will describe how subtitling
workflows are adapting to the handle ever growing numbers of language variants. 
He will explore Mezzanine Subtitling and explain how the responsibilities for
subtitle creation and QC are changing as a wider range of companies  embrace
the IMF production workflow.

Find out how IMF is changing the face of mastering for regionalised delivery,
the rise  of Mezzanine Subtitling and how subtitling workflows are adapting
to the IMF production model.

Speakers

Andy Lampard is the Head of Research and Development at Motion Picture Solutions.
With a career spanning more than a decade in the cinema industry, his range of
experience  mirrors the digital transformation of the industry itself, starting out in
traditional projection and engineering, transitioning through production and mastering 
and latterly in software development, with his input helping directly to fulfil many of the
promised benefits of digitisation on today's content workflows. 
At Motion Picture Solutions, Andy's work has helped create products for content delivery
to cinemas as well as the market-leading KDM platform used for theatrical digital rights
management worldwide. He has also been instrumental in facilitating adoption of new
and emerging technologies in post-production, all of which have maintained 
MPS's position at the technological forefront  of the industry.
In May MPS was identified by the  London Stock Exchange Group as one of 
its 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain

John Birch has been working as a business and technical specialist in subtitling solutions
for almost 15 years. He travels extensively, visiting subtitlers, broadcasters, suppliers and
broadcast exhibitions in his role Strategy and Business Development Manager for
Screen Systems; a manufacturer of software and hardware products for subtitling.
John is also a member of several standards organisations and committees that are active
in the subtitling arena, including SMPTE, the EBU and the W3C.

 

Travel

Driving

From the A12: Follow A12 to junction with A14, Take slip road left onto A1,
Take 3rd exit off A14, (signposted Claydon). At roundabout take 4th exit
(to Claydon village).
Take the second turning on the right into Church Lane. (At the Crown Pub)  
Continue straight on uphill. At the top of hill turn right into The Old Rectory
 

From A14 Westbound: Follow A14 to junction 52 (signposted Claydon).
At roundabout 4th exit (to Claydon village).
Take the second turning on the right into Church Lane. At the Crown Pub)   
Continue straight on uphill. At the top of hill turn right into The Old Rectory.

From A14 Eastbound: Follow A14 to junction 52 (signposted Claydon).
At roundabout 1st exit (to Claydon village)
Take the second turning on the right into Church Lane (At the Crown Pub)  .
Continue straight on uphill. At the top of hill turn right into The Old Rectory

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By Rail

From London trains are on the hour/half hour
so the best (and only convenient) train is the 17h00 from Liverpool Street Arr 17h59
Return 21h09 or 21h41  
Taxis are easily available at Ipswich station and the Journey takes about 15 mins

 

This meeting is one a range of meetings organised by SMPTE UK
to raise awareness of the two key technologies for the Digital age

Look at the SMPTE UK meetings list to find other meetings