129th AES Convention Plans Broadcast and Streaming Sessions


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San Francisco - Sep 14, 2010 - The 129th AES Convention will link three panels in a dedicated streaming track and continue its established broadcast session track.

Streaming Track
Stream Formats for Content Delivery Networks
Moderator: Ray Archie, CBS
As program streaming evolves into a predominant media force, the lack of a standardized distribution format has begun to impact on the efficiency of the process.

Audio Processing for Streaming
Moderator: Bill Sacks
Panelists: Skip Pizzi, consultant; Frank Foti, Omnia; Greg Ogonowski, Orban; Ray Archie, CBS
The panel will discuss finding the silver lining in the Internet cloud. Broadcast and recording engineers hold far different perspectives on compression and streaming from their IT counterparts. An understanding of the TCP/IP language and protocols is imperative to pro audio IT. Communication is the key element.

Audio Performance in Streaming
Moderator: David Prentice, Dale Pro Audio
Panel: TBA

Broadcast Track Gaining Methods and the New Loudness Recommendation EBU R-128
Presenters: Florian Camerer, ORF, Austrian TV, chairman, EBU Group PLOUD; Steve Lyman, Dolby Labs
One of the most fundamental modifications in the history of broadcast audio is underway; a change of the leveling paradigm from peak normalization to loudness normalization.

Broadcast Facility Design; Attending to the Details
Moderator: John Storyk, WSDG
Panelists: Bill Jarett, Food Network; Bob Skye, acoustician; Keith Hanadel, HLW Broadcast Facility Design
This panel will investigate the myriad details inherent in designing a broadcast production/post-production facility. Topics include facilitating work flow; determining and achieving exact acoustic requirements and the end-users' perspective.

Innovations in Digital TV
Panelists: David Wilson, CEA; Dave Layer, NAB; Sterling Davis, Cox Communications; Jim Starzinski, NBC; Jerry Whitaker. ATSC; Geir Skaaden, DTS; Matt Easley, That Corp.

Innovations in Digital Radio
Moderator: David Bialik
Panelists: Steve Fluker, Cox Radio; David Layer, NAB; David Wilson, CEA; Skip Pizzi, consultant; Dave Casey, DTS

The Lip Sync Issue
Moderator: Jonathan S. Abrams, CBNT
panelists: Paul Briscoe, Nutmeg Post; Dan Desmet, Harris; Pat Waddell, Flanders Scientific. Chair ATSC TSG/S6; Dave Wilson, Consumer Electronics Association
Lip sync remains a complex dilemma, with several causes and few solutions.

Case Study of Punga Net; Uniting Radio Stations Across a Country
Presenters: Kirk Harnack, Telos; Igor Zukina, Streamcom
PungaNet is a suite of mostly off-the-shelf, IP-connected technologies that enables many network topologies to distribute and share audio, control, metadata, and broadcast business processes over standard IP infrastructure.

Audio for the Olympic Broadcast
Presenters: Michael Nunan, CTV; Joshua Tidsbury, CTV
Broadcasting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games for Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium was an exercise in large numbers. Seventeen days, 2,450 hours of programming, and a huge arsenal of technology. This panel will provide insights into infrastructure, training, workflow, sound design and much more.

Careers In Broadcasting
Moderator: Chriss Scherer, CPBE CBNT, Radio magazine, SBE
Panelists: Steve Lampen, Belden; William Blum, KBLX-FM; Russell Brown, KMTP-TV
Pro audio and broadcasting seem to have diverged as technology has evolved, but their inherent skills are applicable to broadcasting careers. This panel will share insights and hold a Q&A to clarify the bridge between the two industries.

Audio for Newsgathering
Moderator: Skip Pizzi, consultant
The world of broadcast news presents substantial challenges to the recording, production and broadcast of raw sound during news events as they happen in the field. From faraway battlefields to local playgrounds, these tools and processes require special skills and strengths. Experts will share tips and techniques honed during years of on-the-ground newsgathering.

Audio Over IP: A Tutorial
Steve Church, Telos Systems; Skip Pizzi, consultant
IP-based networking continues to grow in popularity among broadcast, sound reinforcement and other audio facilities. Topics will range from general advantages to specific applications of this groundbreaking new technology.

Listener Fatigue and Retention
Moderator: David Wilson, CEA
Panelists: Bill Sacks, Orban; Sean Olive, Harman; George Massenburg, GML; Frank Foti, Omnia; JJ Johnson, DTS; Sam Berkow, SIA
The group will discuss an issue that grows incrementally with each new technological, musical and communications format.

Loudness, Metadata, Concerns for DTV
Chair: Tomlinson Holman
Panelists: Thomas Lund, TC Electronic; Jim Starzinski, NBC; Tim Carrol, Linear Accoustics; Steve Lyman, Dolby; Sterling Davis, Cox Communications; David Casey, DTS; Pat Waddel, Harmonic

Audio Processing for Radio
Moderator: Tom Ray, Buckley Broadcasting Panelists: Robert Orban, Orban; Frank Foti, Omnia




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