Digistor's Media Entertainment Technology Open Day

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When and Where
Thursday 19 October 2017
8:30am to 6:00pm
Choose sessions and times to suit.

Digistor Customer Centre
5-7 Cleg Street
Artarmon NSW 2064

You can watch the recorded briefing sessions below.

For more information, contact Digistor.

A day of information, experience and networking

Rapidly evolving technology and the convergence of once distinct fields of media, entertainment and technology is redefining media content production, management and distribution. New opportunities are emerging and organisations need to adapt to take advantage of developments in tools and technologies and how they integrate.

This event brings together key players in this evolution and makes them accessible to you in a flexible environment providing

  • informative briefing sessions with industry experts
  • an exhibition with live demonstrations and application specialists
  • exclusive special offers from key vendors

See how technology, integration and connectivity is enabling new content models while delivering new experiences to audiences across, Advertising, Film and Television, Gaming, Immersive, Live Events, Video, and Social Media.

Digistor will provide light breakfast, a lunch BBQ and refreshments throughout the day with closing complimentary drinks.

Registrations have now closed for this event.

Briefing Sessions: Recorded Live Streams

You can watch the recorded live streams here.

Briefing Session Presenter/Video
OTT Video & Live Streaming: New options from simple webcasting to multi-site live production Mark Richards, Marketing Manager, Digistor
From prosumers to professionals, and the entire marketspace in between, there are new options and developments for producing and delivering live video content easily and cost-effectively. More broadcasters are moving into live OTT video and sportscasters, live event organisations and others can take advantage of the new developments which extend traditional broadcasting and live streaming to integrate social interactions, multi-site participation and more. Faster Internet and the ubiquity of mobile devices has bolstered the take-up of live video consumption. This session looks at current trends and developments and includes a case study of a recently streamed live event.

Mark has held numerous positions selling, supporting and marketing technology solutions for media content creation and management. He has presented at major conferences and exhibitions where his presentations are known for their ability to cut through the technical and marketing speak in order to distil the salient information for attendees.
Automatic Quality Control and System Auditing: Vital to your future profitability! Paul Hayes, Sales Manager Asia, EditShare
Many content-creation companies overlook a critical workflow step before content delivery - final quality and technical checks. Failure to pass customer’s QC can mean expensive and inconvenient revisions and re-scheduling or even loss of business. Quick resolution, plus detecting where things went wrong in the workflow, is vital to success and profitability. In this session EditShare presents essential knowledge for understanding the technology behind file-based Automatic Quality Checking (AQC) and auditing, plus the need to integrate these processes into modern production asset management, and outlines solutions that will make AQC and auditing seamless for your creative teams.

Paul Hayes has been involved in the broadcast television production industry for over 25 years with the last 15 years in sales and marketing of specialist broadcast and professional video production equipment. Paul focuses on workflow and design of post-production storage solutions. Paul's experience in "real-world" processes and digital technology for the film and TV is integral to EditShare's Asia region expansion.
Workflow Solutions for Post Production: Today's solutions for tomorrow's challenges David Woodward, SDC Manager, ANZ, Avid Technology
The advent of file-based post-production has changed the way content is created and distributed, giving professionals the freedom to configure workflows in a myriad of ways. This decision is often dictated by budgetary constraints and the availability of multi-format tools to get the job done. With Avid MediaCentral plus Avid's industry-leading tools and workflow solutions in the cloud, everyone across the media and entertainment industry—from individual artists and creative teams, to the world’s largest media enterprises—can create, manage, distribute, and monetise content more efficiently and profitably. From anywhere—using practically any device. All from a single common platform. This is the next stage of Avid Everywhere.

Based in Sydney, David has a background in television having worked for Network Ten. He leads a team of architecture and domain experts working across the entire Avid portfolio.
Media Asset Management and Archive Trends and Experiences Steve Baird, Strategic Alliances, Intraware Australia
Steve will share and explore real life examples from a range of customers who have implemented MAM to improve distribution of assets to social media, content delivery networks and in-house access to content. He will also discuss local customers taking advantage of new trends in archiving technology that enable object based archiving to multiple targets including cloud, disk and LTO tape. Whether you are looking for MAM, archive technology or looking to secure business continuity and bolster disaster recovery plans this will be an informative session.

Steve has worked in the M&E space for 20 years in pre-sales, sales and alliances roles. Working closely with reseller partners and vendors to craft solutions to end users' business challenges is his specialty.
Smart Storage and Artificial Intelligence (AI): Unlock insight and opportunity Christopher Jenkins, M&E Solutions Architect, Quantum
Artificial intelligence (AI) represents a significant advancement in content awareness and data management. While not all AI technologies are ready for prime time, there are AI engines available today that can help to significantly improve the ability to find, remonetise, and enhance the value of stored video content. Solutions Architect, Christopher Jenkins explores how you can bring AI content analysis to your locally stored data and unlock more from your storage environment.

With extensive experience in the Post Production, Film and Broadcast industry, Christopher has worked with broadcasters such as the ABC, software houses such as Autodesk, and now, as the Media and Entertainment Solution Specialist for Quantum. This breadth of experience gives Christopher a unique understanding of the Media and Entertainment industry, and how to build an optimal solution suitable for each stage of the media and entertainment workflow.
Edit: Your Best Work. Just Better Felipe Rojas, Colour Graphics Products, EIZO
Felipe explains how to: SELECT a monitor that's right for you; SET UP your monitor for a colour correct view; and CALIBRATE it to film and video standards.
HDR Workflow Using an SDR Monitor / Edit: Your Best Work. Just Better Marcus Smith, Senior Colourist, Bluepost
The Holy Grail of content creation - HDR - is upon us. In this session, Marcus breaks down the HDR post-production workflow and looks at ways to calibrate and use SDR monitors to create HDR content in colour critical applications.

Marcus is a colourist and digital finishing artist. Over the last 18 years, his work has focused on solving complex post-production pathways and bringing a level of excellence to the finish of award-winning films, art installations, TVCs and television series. Marcus works with Bluepost as a senior colourist on episodic television and has recently launched United Finishing Artists for independent film projects and special art collaborations.
Animation Industry at a Glance: Checking the pulse for health and opportunities David Zwierzchaczewski, Animation Specialist, Autodesk
David will take a close look at the animation industry in ANZ and to see where it is growing and contracting, what are the trends and what can be expected for the future. He will explore where the opportunities are for new content including AR and VR and how the features in current animation tools, technologies and emerging platforms allow content creators to take advantage of these opportunities.

David Zwierzchaczewski has been at Autodesk for the last 5 years and previously worked for 16 years in the film, TV, and games industries. David has a deep understanding of the animation industry, both its pipelines and what is currently trending. David is a respected voice in animation and 3D content creation forums and on social media. He is on the beta programs of many different software applications and has a unique insight into what the future might hold.
Production Design Facilitating Visual Storytelling Jacinta Leong, Art Director
Jacinta will look at her workflows and pipelines using 3D tools to model, draw and communicate effectively. Her design and previsualisation techniques and experience have broad application for set designers, cinematographers, VFX specialists, directors and art departments working in film, television, live theatre, events, live streaming, advertising and even retail fit-outs.

Jacinta is an Art Director for Feature Films. She has worked most recently on "Pirates of the Caribbean 5", "Alien: Covenant" and "Hacksaw Ridge". AutoCAD has been her main software since 1986, when she worked at Thomson Adsett Architects. 2017 marks her 24th year in the Film Industry, where she enjoys the creative collaboration between Departments. AutoCAD, 3DS Max and V-Ray allow her to keep working on projects which call for an infinite variety of different worlds and time periods.

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We've invited key vendor partners so you can discuss your applications, projects, challenges and requirements. Don't miss this opportunity to meet with the experts plus see the technology in action.

Organisations Exhibiting  
EditShare will be on hand to discuss your workflow needs, as well as demonstrate their award-winning file-based workflow solutions. These include their sophisticated EFS media storage solutions, Flow asset management, Airflow and Flow Story remote collaboration tools, Ark backup and archive, and Quales Automatic QC. editshare 2 150x48
Avid specialists will be on hand to discuss the complete spectrum of workflow capabilities and seamless integration into simple solutions. You'll see Avid-developed creative editorial tools, shared storage, and asset management and have an opportunity to discuss their application for making movies, TV shows, commercials, or other content creation application. Bring your questions and requirements and make the most most of the expertise on hand. Avid Logo
The team will be onsite to showcase Quantum's end-to-end storage platform and share how customers have addressed their most demanding workflow needs with Quantum solutions. With virtual demonstrations of StorNext® and DataFrameworks, you'll also learn how the power of AI can help you improve the value of your stored video content. As a special offer for Open Day attendees, you'll also have the opportunity to register for a FREE storage assessment to understand how you can gain more from your storage. quantum 2 150x33
Autodesk Demonstrations and Live VR Experience
Come and experience the latest VR developed using Autodesk software and other tools. Don the headset and immerse yourself to interact with virtual worlds. You will learn the tips and tricks for creating your own VR world and how to apply the technology to this exciting and expanding area of content creation. David Zwierzchaczewski will also be on hand to demonstrate what's new and how to get the most out of your 3D including using Arnold to streamline/customise shaders, optimising rendering, rigging, human IK, skinning, Mash motion graphics plug-in, water/fluid/smoke simulation, seamless integration with Stingray for VR, gaming and visualisation, cloud rendering, Shotgun film and TV pipelines, system and storage for animation, and much more.

Jacinta will be available to discuss animation for visualisation, set building, model making and demonstrate her techniques and pipelines.
Intraware - Empress eMAM and Spectra Logic
Sales and Technical resources will be available to discuss and demonstrate our MAM and Archive technology. We would like to sit with you and understand both your requirements and business challenges around management of assets and data from ingest to archive. eMAM Spectra Logos
EIZO will display a selection of entry level to high end content creation monitors, as well as their calibration system: ColorNavigator NX. eizo 150x48
ATTO Technology
ATTO Technology develops storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments. Their Ethernet adaptors, fibre channel/SAS/SATA HBAs, Thunderbolt devices and RAID controllers are the preferred devices for Avid, Quantum, Adobe and other partners requiring 4K/8K media management. ATTO Logo
Telestream Wirecast
We've set up a full demonstration system of the latest Wirecast Gear. We'll show you how to go live with just your webcam or connect multiple cameras, scoreboards, graphics and remote guests and how to stream amazing-looking live and pre-recorded video to Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitter, Periscope and more. Digistor can configure live streaming solutions to suit applications in education, houses of worship, live event production, sports, TV and new broadcasting, and digital marketing and social media. Telestream Wirecast Logo

The M.E.T. Bargains

We have a range of specials at the event plus our Warehouse Sale. You don't want to miss these bargains! Register to make sure you get the details.

About Digistor

Digistor designs, builds and supports outstanding technology solutions for VFX and post facilities, broadcasters and any professionals who need to manage digital media. By partnering with our customers, we enable them to achieve their business and production goals and inspire them to creative brilliance. Find out more about Digistor