Nov 2-3, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

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Formats, Protocols & Standards

Tuesday, November 1, 2017

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

DT101 - Discovery Track

Can’t We Do Better Than TCP? Streaming High-Quality Live Content With RTMP, HLS or DASH Over Aspera FASPStream
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Successfully stream high-quality near-live content over the Internet can quickly become a near impossible task. Bad network conditions, latency and distance are known to dramatically impair video streaming. Various products and services have been introduced, such as forward error correction over UDP, peer-to-peer distribution and CDNs. However, none provide the same universal quality and "zero-delay" transmission needed for a great experience. Aspera FASPStream is the first open video transport solution capable of live streaming high-quality video globally over commodity Internet networks with low buffering and negligible start-up time. This session will outline how to integrate the Aspera fasp.io software suite with standard RTMP, HLS and DASH workflows on browser, desktop, mobile and set-top box platforms.

Guillaume Egles, Aspera, an IBM Company
The Socionext Media Cloud Initiative Designed to Accelerate Data Center Server Performance, Deliver Optimal Video Streaming to Users
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

The Socionext “Media Cloud” is designed to deliver a 10-fold increase in video server speeds and efficiency, resulting in new levels of server performance and optimal user streaming experience. The initiative integrates a “Sea of Transcoders” for real-time transcoding up to 256 bundles of AVC/ HEVC adaptive bit rate (ABR) streams for a variety of inputs, up to 4Kp60. The dense transcode solution provides maximum server performance for video processing.

Attend this session for your chance to win: GoPro Hero6 Action Camera ($499 value)

Aditya Srinivasan, Consultant - Socionext America
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

B102 - How To: Identifying Real-World Options for Live Streaming Playback

Considering Adobe’s recent announcement providing an end of support date for Flash, you need to be ready for a Flash-less world. HTML5 has had plenty of time to play catch up and surpass Flash capabilities—or has it? In this session, learn which transport technologies from HTTP, WebRTC, RTSP, and even RTMP work best, when to use them, and where to put your development dollars for maximum return.Programming in UHD has gone up tenfold, although only a relatively Platforms small amount is still available. More media enterprises are coming online with UHD broadcasts, and standards have arrived to a certain degree, with initial support for content and devices. But we are still far from pervasive UHD-ready facilities and end-to-end workflows. This session cuts through the hype to look at what realistically can be accomplished in UHD today and experiences thus far in deploying UHD. The panelists also cast an eye to the future, with discussion around topics such as live UHD event production and streaming and the potential for high dynamic range (HDR).

Robert Reinhardt, CTO - videoRx
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

C103 - The Reality of VR Video

Video is an exciting use case for Virtual Reality, but what’s the reality of creating, delivering, and monetizing it today? In this panel, you’ll hear industry experts discuss the state of VR Video, from technologies to capture and display it to methods for streaming and interacting with it, as well as the opportunities in the near- and long-term future.

Moderator: Jason Thibeault, Executive Director - Streaming Video Alliance
Devon Copley, Head of Product, VR Platform/Ozo - Nokia Technologies
Josh Courtney, Chairman, Executive Producer - SkyVR
Chris Michaels, Director, Communications - Wowza
Jim Clements, Director, Business Development, West Coast - Neulion

D103 - HOW TO: Building a More Robust Cloud Encoder With FFMPEG & More

With the speed of technology today, one of the most important parts of software is adaptability. By taking control of your own encoding and packaging, you can greatly reduce cost and maintain high adaptability and agility to meet your needs now and in the future. When working with cloud encoding, there are several transcoding and packaging options, and the APIs for these options will change over time. We talk about how to build a more dynamic cloud encoder that can use the best tool for a specific job by decoupling the tools from the core application, as well as how to mix and match multiple operations concurrently on a single encoding task. Operations include WebVTT and AAC sidecar manifests, DASH assets, metadata, video quality, and stream muxing/demuxing. This session covers some of the strategies we’ve used to handle dynamic cloud encoding and packaging for live and VOD delivery.

Jan Ozer, Principal - Streaming Learning Center and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media
David Hassoun, CEO - RealEyes Media
Jun Heider, Director Of Technology - RealEyes Media

DT103 - Discovery Track

Buy This Encoder
1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

Think you know everything about encoding? Teradek’s Jon Landman thinks otherwise. Dive deeply into the world of hardware codecs, from compression technologies such as HEVC to transport protocols and delivery. If you’re still unsure about joining the cutting edge of IP video before the broader industry, Jon Landman is here to show you the way.

Jon Landman, Vice President of Sales - Teradek
Next Generation Advertising Workflows and Server-Side Ad Insertion with VAST 4.0
2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

VAST 4.0 represents the first opportunity for a fully integrated, standards-based, server-side ad insertion workflow. Join this sessions to learn how it will impact your workflows and enable you to maximize your revenue by circumventing ad blockers, reaching more devices, and improving viewers' experience.

Attend this session for your chance to win: GoPro Hero Session Camera with Handler Hand Grip and SD card ($230 value)

Stefan Lederer, CEO - Bitmovin
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

A104 - Case Study: The Evolution Of The New York Times Video Platform

During the last year, among all the other initiatives on digital, The New York Times invested on reinventing the ingesting and encoding pipeline of their on demand videos. The chosen approach was the built with a set of open source components that leverages cloud services for fast, scalable and reliable encoding jobs. This case study will walk through the new achievements and improvements that were built on the services set, including a thumbnails service for improving the click through rate, closed captions support, on the fly packaging and fragmented MP4's for adaptive streaming formats and analytics integration.

Maxwell Da Silva, Executive Director of Engineering - The New York Times
Flavio Ribeiro, Lead Engineer - The New York Times

C104 - The Future Of Video Codecs: VP9, HEVC and AV1

The upcoming support of HEVC on iOS is bringing new dynamics into the video codec world, and by end of the year AV1 is going to be released. At the same time, VP9 gains a lot of popularity among content providers especially for Web browsers as well as Android devices. This panel will discuss what is the status of the different video codecs today, what are benefits and problems, and how this will change in the future. It will also discuss the question if the industry is are getting into a codec war again, where content providers will have to support multiple video codecs in parallel to reach all devices.

Moderator: Stefan Lederer, CEO - Bitmovin
David Sayed, VP, Product Strategy & Product Marketing - Brightcove
Andy Beach, Principal SDE, Communications & Media - Microsoft
Timothy Terriberry, Principal Research Engineer - Mozilla
Tarek Amara, Senior Video Specialist - Twitch

D104 - HOW TO: Selecting the Right Streaming & Video Management Technology

Despite all the vendor marketing hype and so-called “objective” white paper publications, there is no one “best” system: There’s one that’s right for you, your business needs, your technical requirements, your integration points, and your budget. This presentation helps attendees identify their unique requirements for an effective video management solution. We identify the mistakes that many technology buyers make and provide best practice advice on how to avoid these mistakes. We discuss the options facing buyers looking for new technology for video review, approval, and delivery. Attendees get advice on how to get to a vendor short list, submitting useful RFPs, what questions need to be asked, and other tips to ensure you choose the right solution.

Jarrod Gingras, Managing Director & Analyst, - Real Story Group

DT104 - Discovery Track

Practical Social Streaming: Tips and Tricks for Brand Success
2:45 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

Live streaming for social media audiences is exploding and brands are getting onboard in a big way. LiveU’s Dan Pisarski will present some tips and tricks to get brands started. He’ll cover the ins and outs of Facebook Live and other platforms, creating content beyond “behind-the-scenes,” and share some live success stories.

Daniel Pisarski, Vice President of Technology - LiveU
Rudy Ellis, CEO and co-founder - Switchboard Live
Ensure Success on Facebook Live: Gain Reliability and Production Quality with ClearCaster
3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Learn how your broadcasts to Facebook Live can reach the high expectations you have for yourself and your brand with unmatched reliability and quality that’s simple to achieve all while creating live content that can be truly dynamic based on the Live Reactions of your followers.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Insta360 Nano ($199 value)

Tim Dougherty, Senior Solutions Engineer - Wowza Media Systems
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

DT105 - Discovery Track

4K Live Streaming Tools and Best Practices
4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Not only is 4K streaming here now, it is surprisingly affordable! In this session we will talk about the best tools for the job and the setup needed to ensure an optimal experience for all viewers.

Attend this session for your chance to win: vMix 4K software ($700 value)

Martin Sinclair, CEO - vMix
Low-Latency Live Video Streaming – Meeting the Growing Viewer Demand
4:25 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

As consumers increasingly go online to watch live sporting events, enjoy live video gaming, and participate in online gambling, delivering the lowest-latency live streaming experiences becomes critical for content distributors. In this session, we’ll discuss the motivations, challenges and solutions for delivering live video streams at sub-second latencies at global scale, without sacrificing the video quality your audiences want and expect. We’ll also cover the common use cases for low-latency live streaming and financial benefits driving innovation.

Attend this session for your chance to win: GoPro Hero5 Black 4K Action camera ($400 value)

Charlie Kraus, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Video Solutions - Limelight Networks

Wednesday, November 2, 2017

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

C201 - HOW TO: Comparing Per-Title Encoding Options

Per-title encoding techniques customize the encoding ladder to match the encoding complexity of the source, saving bandwidth on easy-to-compress videos and ensuring the quality of more complex footage. This session compares the efficiency, implementation issues, and costs of multiple commercially available and open-source alternatives, like Capella Systems Cambria Encoder, compression optimization from multiple vendors, and the alternatives available using Ffmpeg. Learn what per-title encoding is, how the various options work, and which is the best option for you.

Jan Ozer, Principal - Streaming Learning Center and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

C202 - HOW TO: Live Streaming Without the Big Price Tag

There is lots of information on the market for “how to send a quality live stream” out to the web, but what if you are broadcasting to a live audience such as a church congregation, live concert or conference. There can be no margin for error, no chance of buffering, internet dropouts, and how do you stream live music, concert or worship? With groundbreaking software and creative workflows, this presentation will open your eyes to what is possible with live streaming in this context, without issues and without the big price tags.

Mike Humberstone, Production Manager - Kingdomcity

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