The Production Switcher Redefined

Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 19:00 to 22:00
2100 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA
United States
Event Details: 


"The Production Switcher Redefined"

Tedd Tramaloni, Snell

Technology now allows a mainframe of live production switching resources to be allocated as needed for the project at hand, so that M/E's can be designed on-the-fly by the operator.  This fits into modern workflows where various video formats--SD, 720P, 1080I, 1080P--may be used as inputs and outputs, and where deliverables may include web streaming, archiving, or Blue-Ray DVD production alongside HD, SD or simulcast broadcast distribution.

Please RSVP to if you are planning to attend.  PBS would like to have a general list for entry.  Late-comers will be accommodated.  If you arrive late and have trouble getting in call Eric, 301-802-5885.

Thursday, September 22, 2011  (NOTE Fourth Thursday!)


                7:00 pm Social, networking and refreshments (sponsored by Snell)         

                7:30 pm Presentation (facility tours available following)



PBS HQ is in the Crystal Plaza Complex off of Rt. 1, between 22nd and 23rd Streets in Crystal City.

This area is accessible from I-395 north and south, the GW Parkway, and bridges from DC.  Please check map resources for details.  Note free parking after 4pm is stated (not confirmed).

Also accessible via Metro Crystal City station.  Outdoor Walking Route:  Take the main escalators up two levels until you are above ground. Turn left to walk down 18th Street.  18th Street will end at Crystal Drive.  Turn right on Crystal Drive and walk down to 20th Street; cross 20th Street at McCormick and Schmick Seafood, proceed under the overhead walkway to the 2100 Crystal Drive entrance into the building.  Once inside, walk just past the Bank to a recessed elevator lobby.  Either of these two elevators will take you to the main lobby of the building.  Once you are at the main lobby, proceed through the glass doors to the PBS reception area.



October, November:  TBA


December:  2011 Holiday Party


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