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SMPTE Philadelphia Section Meeting Notice

Guests and non-members welcome

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
6:30pm – Refreshments (courtesy Broadcast Pix and EditShare)
7:00pm – Presentation

Admission Fee:
No charge

WHYY Technology Center
150 North Sixth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Bill Weber – VP and Chief Technology Officer, WHYY


Presentation 1: Broadcast Pix

Broadcast Pix will be bringing one of their integrated switcher systems, loaded with their latest Version 4 software, for attendees to push/pull all the buttons and play with the controls. The new Version 4 software offers many new features, including more clip playback capabilities and a new ‘ClearKey’ chromakey that puts your subject into your virtual set instead of over it.

Bob Lamm, Broadcast Pix Training Manager, will also talk a bit about how new video production workflows have changed the requirements for switcher and device control interfaces. He will show how the wider diversity of users, additional hardware control capabilities, the ability to reach out for external data from other devices such as scoreboards and opportunities afforded by bringing all this device control into one switcher cockpit have led to new switcher control modalities that offer much more powerful functionality, ease of use, and make it possible to create a more ambitious, polished, and precisely executed video production with less effort.

Presentation 2: EditShare

EditShare’s Director of Workflow Design, Jeff Barnes, will discuss and demonstrate EditShare’s shared storage, Flow media asset management, Ark backup and archiving tools, and Geevs studio/broadcast server solutions. Together, they are making production and post-production environments more productive and creative than ever before. Attendees will see first-hand the many benefits EditShare can bring to a facility and the exceptional project sharing capabilities it offers for Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Apple Final Cut Pro editors. Jeff will also discuss EditShare’s integration with the Broadcast Pix ReVue slow motion sports replay system and how Broadcast Pix switchers can be used to control Geevs ingest and playout servers.

WHYY Tour:

Time permitting, a WHYY facility tour will follow the presentations and highlight WHYY’s use of Broadcast Pix switchers.

************************ PLEASE RSVP **********************
To help us plan for refreshments and seating, let us know if you’re coming to the meeting. Please RSVP your attendance in advance to Steve Tadzynski at with the names of those
attending, your contact info, and your affiliation no later than noon on September 8th.


Underground parking is available a block away at the National Constitution Center (entrance on Race Street, between 6th and 5th) or at the Independence Mall Autopark, with entrances on 6th and 5th Streets, between Arch and Market. Other parking garages are a few blocks away. See
Limited street meter parking may also be available.


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