Last Chance to Register for SVG’s FutureSPORT (Sept. 29, NYC)

The world of sports production technology continues to change rapidly, not only with respect to today’s needs, but tomorrow’s opportunities. Want to learn more about new production tools like super-slo-mo cameras, IP-based facilities, and virtual reality? Interested in hearing the latest on new distribution formats like 4K and 8K, expanded color gamut, and high dynamic range? Join SVG for an informative seminar on these topics and many others at FutureSPORT on Sept. 29 at the New York Hilton.


Panel discussions will include:

10:00 – 10:30: Putting Drones to Use Today
The use of drones could change the way sports production professionals can produce an event. Learn about the latest tools and regulations that are giving sports, entertainment TV, and movies a new look.
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Senior Editor
Jeff Adams, Unmanned Aerial Systems Development, Inc.
Randy Scott Slavin, Yeah Drones, Founder and Director

10:30 – 11:15: Imaging Update: Super Slo-Motion Cameras, POVs, and the Future of Acquisition
The field of super slo-motion camera systems and POVs continues to evolve rapidly and they are becoming more and more of force in productions of all sizes and budgets. Learn about some of the most recent developments and also what’s on the horizon in 2016.
Moderator: Karen Hogan, SVG, Senior Editor
Dan Grainge, Fletcher, VP
Peter Larsson, BSI, General Manager
Jeff Silverman, Inertia Unlimited, President
Mike Webb, YES Network, Vice President, Broadcast Operations

Noon-12:40: Technology Spotlight: Embracing High Dynamic Range and Wider Color Gamut
There is plenty of interest in producing and delivering live sports content with higher dynamic range and wider color gamut as it is seen as something that can benefit all viewers, not just those with 4K sets. Learn about possible HDR workflows, recent standards developments and more during this informative session.
Presentation by: Matthew Goldman, Ericsson, SVP Technology, TV Compression

1:45 – 2:30: Perspectives in IP-based Routing
IP-based routing holds a lot of promise for the future but there is still much work to be done. The standards situation is still unsettled and manufacturers are also taking different approaches to how IP-based routers are designed. Learn more about the current IP router landscape and how it will evolve in the coming years.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Editor
Paul Briscoe, Evertz, Solutions Architect
Eric Dufosse, Media180, Co-Founder, Executive Consultant
Mark Hilton, Grass Valley, VP, Infrastructure
John Mailhot, Imagine Communications, Infrastructure Product Architecture
Jason Taubman, Game Creek Video, VP of Design and Technology

2:45 – 3:30: IP-Based Production Tools
IP-based routing is a core component to reaping the benefits of IP but there is also going to be a need for IP-based cameras, production switchers, replay devices, and more. How will IP change the way those tools can be used and, in turn, impact the very nature of live sports production?
Moderator: George Hoover, NEP Broadcasting, CTO
Hugo Gaggioni, Sony Broadcast and Production Systems Division, CTO
Joe Signorino, NEP Broadcasting, VP Systems Integration
James Stellpflug, EVS, VP, Sports Products, Americas
Chris Williams, WJHW, Vice President

4:00 – 4:30: Virtual Reality: Finding the Right Fit
When it comes to buzz worthy topics the future of virtual reality and immersive headsets that give a user a sense of being within a sporting event is hard to beat. But what exactly will it mean for sports production and distribution? What are the hurdles? And what is the potential business model?
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Editorial Director
Tom Impallomeni, Virtually Live, CEO
Lance Loesberg
, BigLook360, founder and CEO
Andre Lorenceau, LiveLike, CEO
Jerry Steinberg, Consultant

4:30 – 5:15: Defining A Roadmap: A Sensible Approach to 4K, 8K, HDR, and More
It seems as if the sky is the limit when it comes to production and content creation options. But how can the industry best move forward when there are so many possible paths and forks in the road? Does the industry need to move forward collectively or is it possible for every organization to define their own future?
Tom Lattie, Harmonic, VP, Market Management and Development
Matthew Goldman, Ericsson, SVP Technology, TV Compression
Phil Goswitz, DirecTV, SVP of Space and Communications
Stan Moote, IABM, CTO

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