SMPTE DC Section Meeting - January 2016

Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 19:00 to 21:00
NAB Headquarters
1771 N Street, NW
20036 Washington, DC
United States
Event Details: 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

7:00pm: Social, Networking & Refreshments (sponsored by Masstech)
7:30pm: Meeting, & Presentation

NAB Headquarters
1771 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Mike Palmer, Masstech


The value of content cannot be realized until it is used.  Every step in the production process that is not frictionless introduces an expense that incrementally reduces content's value. Though "search" in media asset management and production systems often receives a great amount of emphasis during discussion of digital workflows, we should remember the process of sharing media files between equipment and locations can be particularly expensive in terms of time and other resources.  It often involves a significant number of manual steps to export, transfer, transcode, import, and re-link media with its associated metadata and context.  Though users are now frequently expected to manually perform each step of this workflow, this process can and should be automated to the point of being invisible to the user.  When implemented, this type of automation produces measurable gains in efficiency and content value in each workflow cycle.  Because of the seamless nature of the resulting workflows, journalists are encouraged to use, share, and repurpose content more frequently, resulting in increased numbers of cycles, which multiply the effect.

The NAB building is at the junction of N Street, 18th Street, and Connecticut Avenue, just south of DuPont Circle.  There is street and garage parking on many blocks in the vicinity - check signs and meters for hours!  The closest METRO stops are DuPont Circle (Red line - two blocks) and Farragut West (Orange/Blue lines - four blocks)

Upcoming Events:
Jan, 22 2016: WIFV/TIVA Holiday Party (
Feb, 18 2016: Modern KVM Technology, IHSE (NAB HQ, Washington DC)
Mar 17, 2016: Meeting with our Student Section at Loyola University, Baltimore MD
Apr 2016: NO MEETING - NAB 2016
May 25/26, 2016: Bits By the Bay - annual 2 day conference, Chesapeake Beach, MD
June 16: Automated Closed Captioning, ENCO (tentitive)