Nov 17-18, 2015 | Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

Discovery Track

Open to ALL conference attendees and Discovery Pass holders, Discovery Track sessions are moderated by Streaming Media magazine editors, and presented by conference sponsors. These sessions offer an opportunity to learn more about cutting-edge technologies and solutions to vexing challenges at every step in the streaming media ecosystem. As an added bonus many Discovery Track sponsors will be raffling off prizes at the end of their session. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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

DT101 - Discovery Track

IQ264: Perceptual Quality Optimization for Next-Generation H.264 Encoding
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

With the uncertainty surrounding HEVC, people in the industry are taking another look at H.264, and many cite perceptual quality optimization (PQO) as a potential source of improvement. This talk presents IQ264, EuclidIQ’s technology that integrates PQO directly into H.264 encoding, resulting in over 20% bandwidth savings relative to reference H.264 encoding at equivalent quality.

Dr. Nigel Lee, Chief Science Officer - EuclidIQ
The Journey of Object Storage in a Data Driven World
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

This session will cover a brief journey of where big data and the data storage industry is headed and how it will impact the Object Storage market.

Jim Lester, Senior Product Manager - IBM Cloud Object Storage
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

DT102 - Discovery Track

Streaming Success: A look at the Future of Streaming Video
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Streaming video is experiencing explosive growth worldwide. In response, leaders from across the ecosystem have formed the Streaming Video Alliance (SVA) to promote collaboration and create a new open architecture for streaming. This session will offer a new perspective on how industry collaboration will accelerate the future of streaming.

Mark Fisher, VP, Marketing - Qwilt
Meet AllDigital: From Ground to Cloud to File Based Workflow
11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Media customers building for big screens, web experiences, mobile/tablet apps, and content for virtual and augmented reality are redefining the digital media landscape. New hardware and software options are bringing high-end digital cinema workflows to productions of all sizes and budgets. This presentation will highlight how to take ProsRes HQ workflow from source to destination in a matter of minutes.

Tim Napoleon, Chief Strategist - AllDigital
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

DT103 - Discovery Track

Technology Trends in Live Production and Streaming
1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

With the emergence of over-the-top content delivery, there has been a significant transition of live production tools in to the live streaming and on-demand content creation markets. In this session, we’ll focus on some of these emerging technologies and detail they can be used in live streaming environments. This will include video acquisition, audio recording, live switching, and recording.

Takahiro (Taka) Kagawa, product manager - Sony Electronics
The Streaming Road Warrior: Overcoming the Challenges of Portable Live Production
2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Gone are the days of needing a production truck to broadcast a live show, but there are still many challenges producers face when live streaming on the road. In this session you will learn some of the tricks of the trade in addition to some new portable production solutions to make your job easier.

Martin Sinclair, CEO - vMix
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

DT104 - Discovery Track

Myth Busting: The Truth About Delivering to Multiple Devices
2:45 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

Everyone knows delivering your video at broadcast quality to any device, in the right format, globally is hard. But does it have to be? In this session, we’ll challenge conventional wisdom and show how, with the right processes, expertise, and technology in place, secure, monetizable video delivery to any device is easier than you think.

Jason Thibeault, Sr. Director, Content Marketing - Limelight Networks
How Media Services Companies are Modernizing their Distribution Workflow
3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

As the world moves to all video, all on demand, all the time, content distributors need to rethink their longer term architecture, content distribution, and storage strategies. Scality's software-defined storage solution, the RING, enables companies to change the way they do business. With the RING, companies like Deluxe OnDemand can use nearly any x86 servers to host their own origin storage with no limitations in performance, reliability, flexibility, and scale. With the new RING-based architecture in place, Deluxe has modernized their delivery workflow, increased their edge distribution options, and will save millions of dollars as a result.

Leo Leung, VP, Corporate Marketing - Scality
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

DT105 - Discovery Track

Pitfalls to Avoid When Broadcasting a Live Audio Event
4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Attendees to this session will learn the potential pitfalls to avoid when broadcasting a live audio event. The session will explain the proper audio formats and audio player options to use when delivering a live audio stream locally or globally.

Mike Smith, Director of Solutions Engineering - Mirror Image
Streaming with Quality and Portability
4:25 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Best practices in achieving the highest quality video in the field and ultimate portability without compromise.

Andrew Ng, Marketing Manager - Teradek

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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

DT201 - Discovery Track

Changing the Channel on the Broadcast Business Model
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

While there has been much attention placed on new revenue streams created from the move to OTT content delivery, there has been less discussion of how the move to OTT requires a shift in the way publishers and syndicators conduct business. No longer are publishers going to rely on traditional syndication deals centered around content or catalogs, but rather the syndication of the consumer viewing experience. Join Conviva’s Chief Strategy Officer, Keith Zubchevich, where he’ll discuss Experience Syndication and the future of broadcast consumption.

Keith Zubchevich, Chief Strategy Officer - Conviva
Quickly Build a 4K Live Streaming Workflow
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

See how to take any 4K camera and desktop encoding software as input, and then use Wowza technologies to create multiple quality levels to support adaptive bitrate streaming, record the video for later on-demand playback, and deliver the live feed with global any-screen streaming using H.264, H.265, or VP9.

Chris Knowlton, Chief Evangelist - Panopto
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

DT202 - Discovery Track

Deploying a Live Streaming and Production Solution in 5 Minutes or Less
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Live event webcasting/streaming & recording doesn't have to be complicated. David Kirk will demonstrate how to set up an engaging & dynamic live streaming environment using two simple cameras and a laptop paired with the Epiphan Pearl.

David Kirk, VP Marketing - Epiphan Video
Live streaming in VR
11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

What are the differences between video as a window on the world and video in a virtual reality headset?

Aksel Piran, COO - VideoStitch
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

DT203 - Discovery Track

All About Live Streaming Cameras and PTZ Camera Control Options
1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

This presentation will review connectivity options for live streaming cameras including HD-SDI, HDMI, USB 3.0, Network and CVBS. Now that we are streaming video, we will discuss camera control options including: VISCA over IP, RS-232, RS-485, ONVIF, TCP/UDP and UVC.

Matthew Davis, Lead Engineer - PTZOptics

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