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Digital Production Buzz – August 31, 2017

Tonight, we meet some of the key standards organizations in the media industry. These are the folks that create the specs that allow all our gear and software to work together. They also determine the direction of our industry by setting the ground rules for future technology. Join us for a fascinating look “behind the scenes!”

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Howard Lukk, Dr. Richard C. Cabot, William T. Hayes, Mark Harrison, and James DeRuvo.

  • SMPTE: Driving the Media Industry Forward
  • AES: All Things Audio
  • DPP: Enabling Full Digital Media Distribution
  • IEEE: Advancing Technology Globally
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week

SMPTE: Driving the Media Industry Forward

Howard Lukk

Howard Lukk, Director of Engineering and Standards, SMPTE

Without standards, nothing would work, files couldn’t be shared, and collaboration would be impossible. But, for legal reasons, two companies can’t talk together directly about how to make their products work together; that’s called “collusion.” Standards bodies, like SMPTE, exist to allow multiple companies to discuss and agree on technical standards. Tonight, Howard Lukk, Director of Engineering and Standards for SMPTE, starts our discussion of standards organizations by describing who SMPTE is and what they do.

AES: All Things Audio

Dr. Richard C Cabot

Dr. Richard C. Cabot, Standards Manager, Audio Engineering Society

Similar to SMPTE, AES is one of the oldest standards groups in our industry. specifically looking at the science and implementation of audio. Tonight Dr. Richard Cabot, Standards Manager at AES, tells us what AES is, how the standard-setting process works and describes the hottest audio topics being discussed today.

DPP: Enabling Full Digital Media Distribution

Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison, Managing Director, DPP (Digital Production Partnership)

DPP is a membership-based, not-for-profit company, founded in the UK, to help media creators and distributors around the world make fully digital, internet-enabled content creation and distribution work more productively for all. Tonight, Mark Harrison, Managing Director of DPP, explains their work in more detail.

IEEE: Advancing Technology Globally

William T Hayes

William T. Hayes, President, IEEE Broadcast Technology Society

IEEE joins AES and SMPTE as one of the “Big Three” standards groups for media. IEEE is “the worlds largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology.” Tonight William T. Hayes, President of IEEE Broadcast Technology, explains what they do and how they fit in.

The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo

James DeRuvo, Film and Technology Reporter, DoddleNEWS

James DeRuvo, Senior Writer at DoddleNEWS, has a multi-faceted career that spans radio, film and publishing. Covering technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James presents our weekly DoddleNEWS Update.

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