February 2020 meeting notice

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

Detroit Section Meeting Notice

February 2020

Joint meeting with Chapter 82. Society of Broadcast Engineers

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Lawrence Technological University, Southfield. Buell Building (#5 on map), Room M211. Park in lot C or D. See map for details.

Speaker: Bill Bennett, Media Solutions Account Manager, ENCO

Subject: The Case to Caption Everything

A presentation to illustrate the importance of captioning all of your media, from regulatory compliance needs to an improved consumer experience and greater monetization of your assets.

In this presentation, ENCO will:

  • Explain Automated Speech Recognition and how it applies to captioning of video and audio content
  • Describe the benefits and drawbacks of today’s various captioning methods
  • Discuss the US regulatory captioning environment, its predicted future, and penalties
  • Explore how the regulatory environment will impact content creators, publishers, venue designers and owners, and systems integrators
  • Overview some new benefits from ASR, such as creation of sidecar simple text file transcripts that are highly searchable, text-based search and navigation of video and audio assets, improved customer experiences by finding the content they want, transcripts of meetings and events or important audio communications, translation for a global marketplace, live and on-demand, and search-engine optimization for improved Internet search results for finding your captioned media.

Time-permitting, Bill will also briefly discuss ENCO’s new live cloud backup, playout and disaster recovery system for radio stations.

PLEASE INVITE YOUR COLLEAGUES

No charge to attend – Non-members and friends welcome.

Chapter 82 e-mail list is moving

The Chapter 82 e-mail list has been hosted by Yahoo Groups for many years. Yahoo is scaling back its Groups service, so the e-mail list is moving to groups.io.

Current subscribers to the Yahoo list SBE82 have received instructions on how to subscribe to the new list.

If you would like to subscribe to the Chapter 82 e-mail list going forward, please visit the groups.io SBE82 page and follow instructions to subscribe.

Chapter 82 October 2019 Meeting Notice

Society of Broadcast Engineers

Southeast Michigan Chapter 82 Meeting Notice

October 2019

Date: WEDNESDAY, October 9, 2019

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Duderstadt Center, Room 3358, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor 48109 (University of Michigan North Campus)

Speaker: Michael Guthrie, Technology Specialist, Harmonic

Subject: Evolving into ATSC 3.0: Technical and Logistical Considerations

Joint Meeting with SMPTE Detroit Section

The transition from ATSC 1.0 to 3.0 will involve several stages.   The need to retain 1.0 service and the transition from current formats (SD, HD 720 and 1080i) to newer, higher quality formats including 1080p, HDR and UHD will complicate the management of transmission resources.  The new formats, and other new ATSC 3.0 features and services are likely to appear piecemeal.  Efficient use of bandwidth will require flexible utilization of both the ATSC 3.0 and ATSC 1.0 bandwidth, managed across multiple business entities and across multiple transmission paths.  New types of sources will need to be included in the transmission at any time, and may originate from any station within the community.  Some may be transitory: a special UHD transmission of a major sporting event for example.  OTT delivery may be necessary for some of these events, and or dynamic management of the transmission system. We will discuss the likely course of this evolution and some possible solutions for achieving efficiency and flexibility in shared transmission systems.

Michael GuthrieMichael Guthrie is a Technology Specialist with Harmonic for over 20 years.  He has over 35 years experience in the broadcast industry in Engineering, Product management, Sales and Marketing in numerous companies including ABC Television, Solid State Logic, McCurdy Radio, Telex Communications, DiviCom and Harmonic.  Michael joined DiviCom  (DiviCom was acquired by Harmonic in 2000) as an ATSC evangelist.  Since then he has worked with customers on Broadcast, Satellite Distribution, Direct to Home Satellite, Telco IPTV, and Over the Top Internet Video projects.

 

PLEASE INVITE YOUR COLLEAGUES

No charge to attend – Non-members and friends welcome.