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SMPTE PDA Now Webinar: The Changing Role of Data Tape in Media Workflows


Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 1:00 PM (EST)

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The Changing Role of Data Tape in Media Workflows

Thursday, 13 December 2011
1pm Eastern
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The latest generation of LTO data tape technology, LTO-5, enables the creation of a second partition on the tape which can be used for indexing the tape’s content. Linear Tape File System (LTFS), announced with LTO-5, is an enabling technology exploiting the dual partition feature. LTFS creates a direct access construct for LTO-5 tape systems. This SMPTE PDA Now session will describe the LTO tape technology, summarize how LTFS works and outline how LTO-5 is being utilized in the industry.

Guest Speakers:

Michael Richmond, Ph.D - Researcher at IBM Almanden Research Center
Ed Childers - Senior Technical Staff Member and Manager, Tape Development IBM
David Trumbo – CTO, Media Technology Market Partners

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 1:00 PM (EST)

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Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in advancing the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.

Nearly 7,000 members — motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students — who meet in Sections worldwide, sustain the Society. Through the Society’s partnership with the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®), this membership is complemented by the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide the expertise, support, tools, and infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television programs, commercials, digital media, and other dynamic media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.

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