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Is this the biggest threat to outside broadcasts we have ever seen?

10th December 2014 18:30 for 19:00 – Pincents Manor, Calcot, Reading
Alfred Krug from Scalable Video Systems GmbH, the engineering development company for DYVI, provides a ground-breaking presentation with his take on “IT-TV-Live”, a new framework and product for live video switching and effects, that promises to revolutionise the outside broadcast industry. Imagine an outside broadcast consisting of just cameras feeding their uncompressed real time video back to the production unit hundreds if not thousands of miles away over standard IP circuits. No expensive scanners, outside broadcast production units or large crews to accommodate, just cameras right at the heart of the action, but the production team back at the studio centre; this is now reality with IT-TV-Live. Imagine, too, several such broadcasts from sites around the world being combined as easily as if they were all at the same site, or indeed, taking place in the studio.
Alfred’s recent technical paper for SMPTE on IT-TV-Live came out of his direct expertise and experience in the SVS/DYVI product development team in Germany. His presentation to us will include technical descriptions from this paper and from the IT-TV-Live concept in general, along with real life examples and case studies. Issues such as how signals are transferred between sites and what sort of timing delays we should expect will be addressed, with many ideas and opportunities available to innovators and early adopters being discussed.
Take this opportunity to meet one of the leading experts in the use of IT and IP in live broadcasting from multiple remote and distributed sites, ask questions such as “Is the OB vehicle dead?”, “Will new production companies now be able to break easily into this market?”, and “Does it really work?”
Reserve your place today as we expect demand to be high and seats will be limited.
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Pincents Manor 
Pincents Lane
RG31 4UQ



2014-2015 RTS Thames Valley Programme of Events (DOWNLOAD)

The Society has Regional Centres, each running its own programme of lectures, workshops, masterclasses and awards throughout the year.

The Thames Valley Centre was formed in 1991 in response to a considerable demand for a local centre from RTS members living in and around the Reading and Newbury areas.

The Centre enjoys a current membership of over 300 drawn mostly from the manufacturing companies in the area.

As the Thames Valley Centre lies in the centre of the largest concentration of television technology manufacturing companies in the country, its membership has a strong technological bias and covers topics that impact the commercial aspects of television as well as reviews of major industry exhibitions, which are also covered.

Centre meetings are usually held at the Pincents Manor Hotel, Pincents Lane, Calcot, Reading, Berkshire RG31 4UQ. Thames Valley Meetings are nearly always free to attend.

As well as an annual series of lectures on subjects of technical, creative and general interest the Centre has a strong events calendar which includes an Annual Dinner Dance and local visits. Members and non-members are welcome at all events.

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Thames Valley Centre Committee

Chair : Penny Westlake, Interra Systems

Vice Chair: Tony Orme

Honorary Treasurer : Derek Owen

Honorary Secretary: Neil Dormand

Events Committee Chair : Gerard Phillips, Snell

Committee Member: Jennie Evans, Manor Marketing

Committee Member: Robin Lince, itTV Ltd

Committee Member: John Ive, IABM

Committee Member: Matthew Robbins, TV-Bay

Committee Member: Dave Bancroft, Bancroft Technical Consulting

Committee Member: MC Patel , Emotion Systems