SMPTE Hollywood to Explore NDI® (Network Device Interface), January 25, in Free, Zoom Event

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Studio City, Calif.— On Wednesday, January 25, SMPTE Hollywood will host a virtual meeting focused on the emerging IP video standard NDI®. Developed by NewTek, NDI (Network Device Interface) is a royalty-free software that facilitates the use of high-quality, low-latency video across IP networks in a manner that is frame accurate and suitable for live production environments.

In a 60-minute Zoom meeting beginning at 12:00 p.m. PST, representatives from NDI, Aja Video Systems and Advanced Systems Group will discuss the impact of the new standard on broadcast video and streaming workflows. They will describe the technology behind NDI, the types of AV equipment it supports and how it can be implemented on cloud-based networks.

SMPTE Hollywood meetings are always free and open to members and non-members alike. Registration is required. Register here.

Speakers:
Barry Goch - Moderator, Chair, SMPTE Hollywood Chapter; Product Marketing Manager, AJA Video Systems, supports the company’s global marketing efforts. Previously he was a feature film and television finishing editor with credits including Spiderman: Homecoming, Passengers, Money Monster, Eye in the Sky, and Game of Thrones. In addition to SMPTE, Barry is a member of the Television Academy, the Visual Effects Society, and The Hollywood Professional Association.

Will Waters, VP Product Management, NDI® is a visionary of innovative product strategy with over 16 years’ experience leading systems design, product marketing, product development, and workflow planning across the video and broadcast industries. As the Head of Product Management for NDI, a division of Vizrt Group, William brings his extensive knowledge across networking, configuration, IP media transport, and software-defined live video production solutions in his leadership of the product management team. Before leading NDI's product management, Waters oversaw the launch and delivery of numerous NewTek video solutions into the broadcast and ProAV markets. Through that tenure, Waters was responsible for designing and implementing extensive NDI-based workflows. Waters is passionate about using leading-edge technologies to develop cutting-edge solutions that have the ability to change the world, which is exactly what his team is working on at NDI.

Mike Boucke, Senior Product Manager, AJA Video Systems, got started in the media industry while in the United States Air Force. Mike was stationed at Lowry AFB Colorado for training as a broadcast technician. His first job was as a support technician for Combat Camera, and later he moved to AFNews to build and support TV stations in Europe and Japan. After leaving the military, Mike worked for DirecTV in Los Angeles, then switched to the manufacturing side by joining Nvision, where he eventually became a product manager for control systems and routers. As a Project Manager at AJA, he really enjoys being a part of a team that focuses on innovation to create products our customers need and find useful. The industry is experiencing a seismic shift from baseband to IP, which makes this an incredibly exciting time to innovate and collaborate with market leaders.

Jorge Dighero, Director of Cloud Production Engineering, Advanced Systems Group, LLC, specializes in live production, automation, and cloud-centric workflows. He has over 28 years of experience in the broadcasting industry and has held various roles in production, system integration, and manufacturing, providing him with a comprehensive understanding of solution design and implementation.He has previously worked at industry-leading companies such as Newtek, Vizrt, and Grass Valley, and was involved in the early implementation of NDI technology at Newtek. Currently, he is leveraging and designing cloud-based solutions for live production and has developed an end-to-end workflow utilizing the capabilities of multiple vendors' cloud-centric solutions. Through his work at ASG, he has collaborated on projects for major networks, sports leagues, and media organizations and has successfully deployed solutions on AWS and Google Cloud.
Who: SMPTE Hollywood
What: NDI® (Network Design Interface): What Does it Mean for IP Video?
When: Wednesday, January 25th at 12:00 p.m. PST on Zoom
Cost: Free
Register: www.eventbrite.com

About the SMPTE® Hollywood Section
The Hollywood Section of SMPTE® was initially organized as the West Coast Section in 1928. Today, as its own SMPTE Region, it encompasses more than 1,200 SMPTE Members with a common interest in motion-imaging technology in the Greater Los Angeles area. The Hollywood Section offers free meetings monthly that are open to SMPTE Members and non-members alike. Information about meetings is posted on the Section website at www.smpte.org
About SMPTE®
SMPTE is the global society of media professionals, technologists, and engineers working in the digital entertainment industry. The Society fosters a diverse and engaged membership from both the technology and creative communities, delivering vast educational offerings, technical conferences and exhibitions, the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, and access to a rich network of colleagues essential to their career success. As an internationally recognized standards organization, SMPTE also provides a vital technical framework of engineering standards and guidelines that allow the seamless creation, management, and delivery of media for art, entertainment, and education worldwide.
Information on joining SMPTE is available at smpte.org/join.

Media Contacts

SMPTE Hollywood Section:
Linda Rosner
ArtisansPR
310 837 6008
lrosner@artisanspr.com

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