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13:00 – 13:45 Predicting the Explosion in Advance: BAFTA Winning Planet Earth II
An exploration of the BAFTA Award-winning BBC wildlife series and the balance required to deliver a cutting-edge visual experience planned years in advance of the technology roll-out.
Andrew Cotton, BBC R&D

14:15 – 15:00 Exploding the format: Lost in London
In 2002, within the course of a night, Woody Harrelson found himself in a misadventure in Soho that wound him up in prison. Back in January 2017, Woody directed and starred in an unprecedented live feature-film event that recreated his crazy 2002 adventure a movie made on the fly, shot in real time in Central London in a single take and broadcast live to cinemas across the world. This session explores the thinking behind a live movie experience and how this was achieved in a single take, with a single camera, whilst racing around busy central London.
Chris Brandrick, Broadcast RF

16:15 – 16:45 Exploding Possibilities:  How Diversity is Proven to Increase Business Opportunities
Research shows that expanding diversity across many dimensions such as gender, age, geography and technical know-how results in business growth.  Diversity helps in adapting to the fast-paced media environment, capturing ideas and delivering on innovation.  This panel will discuss how to increase diversity within your organization for greater success.
Moderator: Jay Sakallioglu, IBC and Stone Coaching


State of the Industry

9:15 – 9:30 DPP Update
Andy Wilson, DPP

9:30 – 9:45 UK Screen Alliance – UK Post/VFX/Animation Update
Neil Hatton, UK Screen Alliance


Connectivity Part 2

10:45 – 11:15 Cellular Solutions For Next Gen Production Pipelines
Moderator: Andy Wilson (DPP)



11:15 – 11:45 Discovery Networks Cloud Migration
Discovery Communications is transforming its digital production and distribution as siloed production and distribution workflow processes are replaced by more collaborative cloud-based solutions, in partnership with global data centre and interconnection provider Equinix. We will explore how this approach to IT architecture brings value to Discovery’s business and the workflows of the media and entertainment industry.
Matt George, Equinix

14:00 – 14:15 Machine Learning for Image Processing
Brian Hawkins, RealD



15:00 – 15:15 Streamlining Onset Workflows
Mark B. Anderson, Codex

15:15 – 15:30 The Storage Launderette
Tom Burns, Dell EMC

15:45 – 16:00 HDR OB over IP
Daniel McDonnell, Timeline


HDR Pipeline

15:30 – 15:45 The Emergence of HDR as a Leading Aesthetic: Realities and Implications for Post Professionals
The rapid emergence of HDR in digital cinema, live broadcast, ProAV, post production and beyond has prompted the introduction of a number of competing standards, leaving creative professionals with a host of questions. Join AJA for an informative session detailing these emerging standards and best practices for handling them, including an overview of the company’s recently announced FS-HDR, a real-time HDR conversion solution engineered with Colorfront’s Academy Award-winning Colorfront Engine™ technology. Learn how FS-HDR can uniquely be leveraged to convert 4K HDR to HD HDR, UHD HDR to HD SDR, HD SDR to UHD HDR, and more all in real-time.
Bryce Button, AJA Video Systems



16:15 – 16:30 Better, Faster, Cheaper and Lighter – Now it is possible…
Great content cannot be King! Well, it might be king if the supply chains that support its lofty position are fast, agile, cheap and efficient. The way in which production, consumption and delivery of localised premium content is changing faster than ever. Existing supply chains are patched, complex, creaking and breaking as sophisticated fragmenting business needs continue to grow. In looking to meet the challenges of remaining at the forefront of content production and distribution Turner is turning to IMF. The flexibility of IMF’s structure and its application to real world use cases make a great fit to allow us to operate today and to plan for the future without losing any knowledge of what we have along with what we have done with it on a global basis. The presentation will focus on the use of IMF, the global challenges and the role of distributed components in the final solution. Access to free IMF samples will be made available.
Steve Fish, Turner

16:30 – 16:45 IMF for Masters, Delivery and Archiving
Interoperable Master Format (IMF) can reduce film mastering cost by 20%. What is the real-life feedback? Does it really bring the expected benefits? The session will present the pros and cons of using IMF for real.
Francois Abbe, QVESTMEDIA


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