Next Meeting

Philadelphia SMPTE & SBE Joint Meeting Notice

Guests and Non-members welcome

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
6:30pm – Refreshments  (courtesy Panasonic)
7:00pm – Presentation

Admission Fee:
No charge

WHYY Technology Center
150 North Sixth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Bill Weber – WHYY


Presentation: Technology Topics for News Gathering

► Compression CODECs – AVC-ULTRA
– H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC Level 5.2 (max.) / CAVLC 4:4:4 Intra/High and
4:2:2 Intra/High Profiles
– Wide range of CODEC choices from Proxy @ 800Kb/s up to 4K 4:4:4
– Intra Frame choices and now Long GOP for H.264

► Unified Operation over IP (ENG, Studio, Production & Remote PTZ)
– IP Interfaces – LAN, WiFi, 4G LTE
– Wireless FTP / Streaming / Control
– Streaming Quality of Service
– LiveU collaboration & integration
– Network Cloud Application for ENG (P2 Cast)

► P2 Cards & Media Evolution (or Media-Less)

► Integrated PTZ (Weather, Fly Cam, Audience Cam, Studio, other)
– Control over IP
– Proxy over IP
– Video over IP
– Power over IP
– Remote Outdoor

► 4K Large Sensor Technology (trending)
– New large 4/3” sensor
– Creative Shallow Depth of Field (Cinematic look)
– 5-axis optical image stabilization
– Dual Native ISO Technology

Michael Bergeron – Panasonic Senior Manager for Professional Video Strategy, previously Business Development Manager, Product Engineer, and Chief Technologist. He has been involved in the development and introduction of production cameras from the Aaton XTR to the Panasonic VariCam and has authored white papers and many technical presentations, among them co-authoring the camera chapter for the NAB engineering manual.

Rick Lamb – Panasonic Business Development Manager, has been involved with product technologies in Broadcast, Media & Entertainment since 1980. He was a Systems & Field Engineer at Ampex for 10 years, Product Management & Development with Abekas, Philips BTS, and Grass Valley for 10 Years. He is currently in Account Development for ProVideo and Visual Systems, Media & Entertainment, Northeast U.S.

******************* 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, Monday, November 16th.


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.

See you there!


Not a member yet? Click below for a great offer!


Comments are closed.