SMPTE Educational Webcast: Digital Content Storage in a Petabyte World
Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Topic: To Have and Have Not: Digital Content Storage in a Petabyte World
Thursday, 8 March 2012
18:00 UTC /10:00 Pacific/13:00 Eastern
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Guest Speaker: Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates
Large rich media projects are getting ever bigger and raw content of multiple petabytes is becoming more common. Managing and protecting this content is a challenge and it is often a question whether backed up data can be recovered if the original copy is lost. Our presenter will explore developments in storage devices and systems used in modern digital workflows. These new developments are enabling accelerated collaborative media projects with ever larger source materials. Mr. Coughlin will also explore methods for creating, organizing and protecting rich media content including flash memory, local disk, digital tape and storage in the cloud.
Please join us for this very timely PDA Now educational webcast!
For the past 100 years, the people of the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE, pronounced “simp-tee”) have sorted out the details of many significant advances in entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, the Society has earned an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. The Society has developed thousands of standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines, more than 800 of which are currently in force.
SMPTE’s global membership today includes 7,000 members, who are motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students. A partnership with the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) connects SMPTE and its membership with 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.