General Sessions: Remote Production Tech

Monday, December 11, 2017
Location: Trianon Ballroom, Third Floor
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Monday’s General Sessions track is designed to put production workflows, tools, and technologies front and center, with leaders from across the industry taking part in exclusive keynote conversations, presentations, panel discussions, and debates. What new technologies are changing the nature of remote production truck and flypack design? Attend this informative afternoon and learn about the latest trends in front bench design, IP signal transport, replay devices, and more.

Time Session
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Front Bench Tech

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The front bench area is a bee hive of activity during a live sports production. What technologies are being deployed to make a difference and improve the way the team works? Learn about new developments in production switchers, multiviewers, intercom systems, and monitors that can help your team work better and smarter.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services
Panelists:
Philip Garvin, Mobile TV Group, President/Founder/Co-Owner
Alan Karloff, Dome Productions, Manager, Engineering Services
Keith Martin, Game Creek, Engineering Project Manager
Scott Rothenberg, NEP Group, SVP, Technology and Asset Management

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.

Replay Operations: Video is Served

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The replay area of production trucks continue to grow in complexity as they look to meet ever-expanding needs of not only the team on the front bench but ancillary services that make use of highlights and replays. Learn about the latest advances in replay devices, servers, and related devices.
Moderator: Joseph Maar, NESN, VP, Programming and Production/Executive Producer
Panelists:
Ray Laird
, Game Creek Video, EVS Project Manager
Peter Wehner, Mobile TV Group, Director of Engineering

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Networking Break

2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
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At-Home Productions: What’s Next?

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At-home production workflows continue to be an area of interest, especially for smaller events where every dollar counts. Those who have embraced at-home workflows discuss some of the pros and cons of working remotely, what technical areas are most in need.
Moderator: Salli Frattini, Sunset Lane Entertainment, Executive Producer
Panelists:
Sarah Backerman, Pac-12 Networks, Director, Remote Operations
Michael Francis, CBS Sports, Director, Remote Engineering and Technical Operations
Kevin Moorhouse, Gravity Media, COO
Scott Rothenberg, NEP Group, SVP, Technology and Asset Management
Jonathan Solomon, Aspera (an IBM Company), Faspstream Technical Evangelist
Stephen Wharton, SkyCam, CTO

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Lessons Learned in the Move to IP Routing

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More and more remote production engineering teams are making the move to IP. How has it changed the way they work compared to baseband operations? What are the pros and the cons? And what do they want out of next-generation routing systems?
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services
Panelists:
Jason Taubman, Game Creek Video, VP, Design and New Technology
Peter Wehner, Mobile TV Group, Director of Engineering

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
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Focus on Imaging: Lenses, Cameras, and Slo-Mo Replay

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Providers of remote production facilities face a number of challenges, including purchasing cameras and lenses that are as future proof as possible while also making financial sense today. Leaders in camera and lens development discuss some of the newest developments as they look to ready their offerings for next-generation needs that include UHD, HDR, super slo-mo, and more.
Moderator: Alec Shapiro, Industry Consultant
Panelists:
Paul Bonar
, Game Creek, VP, Engineering
Philip Garvin
, Mobile TV Group, President/Founder/Co-Owner
Larry Thorpe, Canon U.S.A., Senior Fellow, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Professional Engineering and Solutions Division