|Wednesday, December 4, 2019|
|1:15 PM - 2:00 PM|
Research and Insights on Video in 2020
How do you set yourself up for success in the year ahead if you don't know what tomorrow's best practices will look like?
This keynote will include some qualitative and quantitative research done exclusively for this conference. This research, and the presentation itself, will discuss the techniques, trends and technologies that will dominate the next few years. This will also include key examples of brands and organizations that are well-positioned to win at video in 2020, so that the audience can come away inspired and motivated to move in the right direction.
This session will provide key takeaways for what the future of video will look like in 2020 - and beyond.
|2:15 PM - 3:00 PM|
The Present and Future of Augmented and Virtual Reality
Why AR/VR? Everyone is talking about these technologies lately, but why should you pay any more attention to AR/VR than the last thing everyone was hyping? Balti Virtual founder Will Gee believes that VR and AR both hold tremendous promise, in the future and right now, and will provide an overview of how these technologies are currently being used, and what you can expect from them in the future.
|3:15 PM - 4:00 PM|
1080p and HDR: The Future of Broadcast Imaging
Although UHD and HDR are usually mentioned together, HDR is not limited to just 4K. Full HD with HDR, produces a dramatic improvement in picture quality. The US is moving toward a de facto adoption of 1080p60 HDR for archive and delivery of live sports and events because it consumes about ¼ of the 4K/UHD data rate. ATSC 3.0 broadcast will permit delivery of HDR in a compatible transmission system for both HDR and SDR TVs. You'll learn about how HDR and 1080p will impact your future productions — bring your questions!
|4:15 PM - 5:00 PM|
Change, Adapt, Evolve: Perspectives on Mid-Altantic Production Community
The Discovery building is now empty. Multiple production companies and post houses have closed or moved out of the Washington, DC metro area. Freelancers are following work to New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles. How do the many companies and professionals survive in the Washington/Maryland/Virginia region with so much changing in this once thriving hub of the entertainment industry? The heads of several divisions of Three Seas, Inc. (Clean Cuts, Cerebral Lounge, The Noise Distillery & The Gigawatt Group) will talk about how they have adapted and changed their facilities, services and future business plans in response to the recent changes seen in the DC region. Creative direction. Production vs post. Longform vs shortform. Branded, corporate, marketing, politicals, and social media content. New technology. VR & AR. Video games and 360 immersive audio. Smart choices are vital, but everyone needs to be versatile and ready to adjust at any moment.
|Thursday, December 5, 2019|
|10:15 AM - 11:00 AM|
2020 Technology Trends—What to Know, How to Prepare
A tradition at the conference is to hear from the Consumer Technology Association about emerging tech and products that are reshaping our lives and our work as video professionals. Steve Koenig is vice president, market research at CTA. He speaks and writes frequently on technology trends and their impact on consumer behavior; he has been quoted in numerous national media including Bloomberg, USA Today, The Washington Post and more. Prior to CTA he worked as an analyst with several prominent research firms and as a senior editor at Computer Retail Week. He is passionate about the convergence of tech and culture, whether that's in video, AI, the internet of things, 5G and beyond. He'll also offer expo attendees a sneak peek at the big video-related story lines of the upcoming 2020 CES Show.
|11:15 AM - 12:00 PM|
Drowning in the Video Stream? Here’s How AI Can Help
From binge-watching TV-shows, to watching sports and sharing business updates during an all-hands company meeting, live and on-demand streaming video touches every part of our daily lives. As streaming video becomes the norm, viewer expectations have increased, challenging providers to deliver highly engaging and accessible experiences. In order to meet the demand, broadcasters and publishers across the M&E and enterprise industries need solutions that give insight into their largely unstructured content libraries and help fully unlock the power of video.
This is where AI-enhanced streaming video technology comes into play. By integrating AI into their streaming processes, content providers can understand exactly what is in each video scene and create robust, searchable libraries of archival footage, helping to both streamline production workflows and deliver entertaining viewer experiences. Broadcasters can also leverage AI to automatically analyze, identify, and generate the most engaging highlights to use in a video segment, whether that is for a sporting event or local news update. In this session, IBM Watson Media’s Tim MacGregor will describe how to develop AI-powered video solutions, discuss how this technology improves efficiency within M&E and enterprise businesses, and demonstrate its impact on viewers at the end of the pipeline.
|12:15 PM - 1:00 PM|
What You Need to Know About the SMPTE 2110 Standard for Video Transport over IP
The future of media is IP and to succeed in an all IP environment, standards are a crucial element to ensure interoperability and flexibility in your production facility. This session will teach you what you need to know about the new SMPTE 2110 standard for video transport over IP networks. Learn about the challenges media face in the process of making the transition to IP-based transport for video, audio and data and the opportunities this standard can offer for operators to provide high resolution video as well as expanded audio and data capabilities in today's media production plant.