April 2010 Meeting

SMPTE Philadelphia Section Meeting Notice
Guests and Non-members welcome
Please RSVP by noon, April 23rd

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

6:30pm – Buffet
7:00pm – Presentations
8:30pm – Tours

Admission Fee:

CBS-3 (KYW, WPSG) www.cbs3.com
1555 Hamilton Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Rich Paleski – CBS-3

Asset Management and Content Archiving for Modern Newsrooms

Presentation 1: Asset Management at CBS-3
Traditional methods of finding and restoring old news assets simply don’t work well with modern computerized newsgathering. What was needed was an automated back up system that could be managed by a news employee. Video and its metadata needed to be stored together so those assets could be searched, found, restored and used by everyone working on the story. Furthermore, that capability should be available at the employee’s desktop.

The CBS-3 engineers designed a workflow that would be useful for the news staff and then began searching for companies that could provide the components necessary to construct a completely automated news asset management and archive system. What they built and learned along the way was shared with other CBS owned stations. It has become the standard for future newsroom editing systems. After three years of use, the staff is very satisfied with the system. Mr. Paleski’s presentation will cover the everyday operation and workflow of a modern newsroom asset management system.

Presentation 2: Content Storage Management
Content owners must efficiently and quickly evolve with the times to ensure future stability of their business. A mandatory evolutionary step in the broadcast world is to move away from traditional videotape-based workflows toward file-based infrastructures.

The delivery of multiformat and multitarget content creates a complex puzzle to solve. It is essential that the platform assembled provides the greatest flexibility to adapt to emerging file formats as well as new modes of content distribution.

State-of-the-art Content Storage Management (CSM) solutions, like DIVArchive, are capable of connecting independent media-centric workflows into an enterprise-wide system. It should unite all the storage within an organization and serve each workflow according to its specific needs. In the diverging world of content delivery, the CSM system provides the essential extensibility and flexibility to adapt to new industry conditions and deliver maximum value from an organization’s valuable assets.

Presentation 3: Digital Tape Archiving
Since HD files are at least four times the size of SD files, the capabilities of storage are being pushed and the need for efficient, high-capacity storage increases substantially. Storage administrators must address the developing demands of the media and entertainment archiving space and must step away from the comfort of analog tapes as technology advances.

This presentation will shed light on the realities of tape storage and address content access and performance requirements, as well as the technology advancements that make it possible to address demanding throughput goals while preserving hundreds of thousands of hours of digital video content. Mr. ZiaShakeri will examine how advances in digital tape make it the ideal, most viable storage platform for handling growing video data sets, all at much faster speeds, while making it easy to retrieve video content. He will also show why tape makes sense as a pain-free component of a tiered archiving ecosystem.

CBS-3’s State-of-the-Art All-HD Facility Tour
If you didn’t see the facility during our previous visits, here’s your chance. In your RSVP please specify if you would like a tour so our host knows how many tour guides will be needed.

Rich Paleski -Director of BO&E for CBS-3 and CW-57, Philadelphia
Mr. Paleski began his broadcast career in 1980. In 2002, Rich joined CBS-3 and was involved in the construction of CW-57, the DTV transmitter plant, and the rebuild of CBS-3’s ENG systems. In May 2006, Rich and the CBS-3 team began the design and construction of its HD facility for the duopoly operation. It went on-air in April, 2007.
Brian Campanotti – CTO, Front Porch Digital, Inc.
Mr. Campanotti is responsible for the design and development of all Front Porch Digital products and services. He joined Front Porch Digital in 2004. In 1998, he founded Masstech Group Inc.
Prior to that, he worked at the CBC in Toronto as a System Engineer. Mr. Campanotti is an Electrical Engineering graduate
from the University of Toronto.
Hossein ZiaShakeri – SVP, Business Development & Alliances, Spectra Logic
Mr. ZiaShakeri has a BS in EE from Georgia Southern University. He joined Spectra Logic’s engineering group 25 years ago. Under his leadership as VP of Advanced Engineering, Spectra Logic’s SAN and NAS strategy led to the development of intelligent interface technologies supporting Fibre Channel, NDMP, ITP, and iSCSI on all Spectra products. In 2004, ZiaShakeri was named Senior VP of Business Development and Strategic Alliances where he is developing Spectra Logic’s business through vertical markets including Media & Entertainment.

******************** PLEASE RSVP ******************* To help us plan for refreshments and seating, let us know if you’re coming to the meeting. E-mail Steve Tadzynski at stadzyn@njn.org with the names of those attending, your contact info, and your affiliation. Please RSVP by noon, April 23rd.

Meeting Site Directions:
Free parking courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer. RSVP required.
Enter the parking structure at (approx.) 1530 Callowhill Street. Tell the attendant that you are there for the SMPTE meeting at CBS-3. Turn and drive into the open parking lot. Park at the far end of the lot nearest CBS-3 (16th and Hamilton Street). Walk through the gate and across the street to CBS-3.
Google street view: http://tinyurl.com/cbs3philly

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