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SMPTE Regional Seminar - Salford


Wednesday, 12 February 2014 from 09:00 to 17:30 (GMT)

SMPTE Regional Seminar - Salford

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Digital Media: Production to Distribution Using IP

The digital age provides many opportunities within the entertainment media industry to improve efficiency, costs and viewer experiences. In the past, content creation and distribution were highly physical processes that required film and video tape at various points along the workflow. Production, post-production and distribution systems’ reliance on physical media makes a workflow time intensive, expensive, and inflexible. The benefits of being part of a larger IT industry gives us access to devices, technologies and techniques that could never have been economically developed by the broadcast community alone.

Globally distributed and collaborative production and post-production processes are increasingly being implemented by content producers, distributors, broadcasters and Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs). The interconnected content creation and distribution workflow has arrived and is changing not only the technologies, but also the business models and strategies of media companies.  The impacts of IT migration will continue to radically change the way we manage, move and manipulate media.

This seminar covers the use of media on IT networks including both streaming and file-based workflows, covering many aspects of the media lifecycle including acquisition, production, broadcast, contribution and distribution. Please join SMPTE’s expert instructors as they explain how to utilize internetworking technologies to produce, edit and distribute content efficiently.

You Will Learn:

1      IP Based Facility and Workflow Overview

  • Where are we now?
  • Why transition to IP?
  • How will workflows change?

2      What does a successful migration to IP look like?

  • Architecture
  • Processes
  • Key technology building blocks

3      Roadmaps for Workflow Transition to IP

  • Production (Live)
  • Remote Trucks (Contribution Networks/Live)
  • Post Production (Managing Multiple Projects/Chaos)
  • Broadcast Facilities (Real-time, Hardware, Software and Workflow)


Bruce Devlin MA (Hons) C.Eng MIEE

Bruce Devlin has Bruce Devlinbeen working in the Media industry for 25 years. In his career he has designed RF antennas, circuit boards, FPGAs, ASICs, hardware systems, video algorithms, compression algorithms, software applications, software systems and media workflows. He has worked for the BBC, Thomson, Snell & Wilcox and is currently the Chief Technical Officer on the senior management team of AmberFin where he leads their technology strategy and helps media organisations around the world improve their businesses by migrating to file based working. Although a technologist at heart Bruce never forgets that profitable, successful media companies, that show great content, pay for all the technological toys he invents. Bruce is an alumni of Queens’ College Cambridge England, a member of the IABM, a fellow of SMPTE, has won many technology awards, author of many patents, co-designer of the MXF specification and has written books and standards that help to drive the professional media industry forwards.

Ben Davenport Bmus (Hons) Tonmeister

Ben DavenportDuring the past decade, Ben has played a key role in some of the most complex and progressive file-based media solutions and projects in the industry and gained a wealth of experience around file-formats, workflow and the convergence of broadcast and IT. At AmberFin, Ben is responsible for creating and delivering the lifecycle plan for AmberFin iCR's features and functionality.  Before joining AmberFin, Ben was Harmonic's Solutions Marketing Manager. Prior to that, Ben held a number of technical marketing positions at Omneon before its acquisition by Harmonic.  Ben holds a Bachelor's degree in Music & Sound Recording (Tonmeister) from the University of Surrey.

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When & Where

BBC Quay House
BBC MediaCity UK
M50 2QH Salford
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 from 09:00 to 17:30 (GMT)

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