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Tech Expo Seminars

Alpha Video 3C Tech Expo Seminars - October 24, 2018

Seminars are subject to change. Please check back closer to the event date for more details.

9:00am - 9:30am

Engage your Audience with Immersive Content – Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and 360 Video - Atrium 1

Immersive content is quickly becoming an essential tool for capturing a new generation of audiences. We’ll explore what’s involved in creating these experiences for entertainment, events, and software tools that drive commerce. We'll cover the spectrum of virtual and augmented realities, and how these can be leveraged to engage your audience in new and exciting ways. Ty Burks is the Director of VR at Pixel Farm, creating interactive VR/AR experiences for clients, brands, and original content. Pixel Farm has developed VR experiences across the country including Minnesota Twins Fest and the 2018 Super Bowl Experience. Previously, Burks led teams on the award-winning VR game "Job Simulator", and the Emmy-nominated VR game “Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.” Presented by Pixel Farm.

The Future of Live Internet Streaming - Atrium 2

Learn what it takes to stream live on Facebook and YouTube. This seminar will offer an overview of how Internet streaming works along with highlighting the latest industry trends. There will be a review of best practices when streaming with dedicated hardware streaming appliances and the pitfalls of streaming from your computer. Presented by BTX.

Fine Pitch Video Walls: Fundamentals and Uses for Indoor LED - Atrium 3

If you're considering a video wall for any indoor application, this seminar will provide an overview of different technology types, understanding pixel pitch and resolution, mounting and power considerations, and key criteria for product selection. See how an LED video wall can transform any environment and gain new ideas and insights on where they can be used. Presented by Planar.


10:00am - 10:30am

AI for Better Storytelling in Live Events - Atrium 1

Artificial Intelligence (AI) represents almost limitless possibilities for the future and is already having a transformational impact in many areas. With the right machine learning agents in place, AI is able to mimic creative human behavior, overcoming the limitations of automation and performing high-level, complex tasks with the speed and reliability that is required in live environments. In this presentation, we will present a vision of AI as a built-in production assistant, through some potential future applications as well as current use cases in the context of live football storytelling. We will showcase applications such as assisted framing, camera selection, camera calibration and automatic robotic camera steering that all contribute to delivering better storytelling in live productions.. Presented by EVS.

IPTV for the Enterprise and Education - Atrium 2

Learn how IPTV will revolutionize the way you manage and distribute video content to classrooms, around campus, or to corporate offices. IPTV uses an organization's existing IP network to stream multiple channels of both live and video-on-demand content. This seminar will provide an overview of how IPTV distribution works and the benefits of sharing video content using a content management system. Presented by Tripleplay.

Microphone Arrays, Beamforming & Voice Tracking Technologies - Atrium 3

Imagine moving around a meeting room or classroom and having your voice level stay exactly the same for any presentation or video conference. In this seminar, you'll hear about how microphone arrays are becoming increasingly popular in the marketplace, offering new design opportunities but also new challenges. This talk will explain the underlying technologies along with the capabilities and potential pitfalls of the new solutions. Presented by Biamp.


1:00pm - 1:30pm

Augmented Reality - Current and Future Applications for HoloLens and Collaborative AR Systems - Atrium 1

Learn how AR technology is currently being used to transform the way we see our world. AR allows viewers to see and place 3D objects in the real world and then measure, scale, and gain new perspectives. From architecture, engineering, healthcare, and education to corporate and retail applications, AR will bring a new level of engagement and collaboration. Presented by Managed Design, A U.S. CAD company

Effective Ways to Use Digital Signage for Education and the Enterprise - Atrium 2

Learn how digital signage can drive student, staff, and employee participation in your organization's activities and supplement traditional forms of classroom, campus, and corporate office communications. We will also discuss how digital signage has become a critical emergency notification tool that can alert viewers with instant visual instructions and life saving messages. Presented by Scala

NDI and the Future of Media Workflow Management - Atrium 1

NDI™ is a royalty free standard that enables video-compatible products to share video across a local area network. The future of the broadcast and video production industry is one in which video is transferred easily and efficiently in IP space, and that this vision will largely supplant current industry-specific connection formats (HDMI, SDI, etc.) in the production pipeline. Presented by JB&A & NewTek


2:00pm - 2:30pm

Assistive Listening Solutions and Legal Requirements for Government & Education Markets - Atrium 3

Assistive listening Technology is technology that can help in various listening situations. Often, a hearing aid or an implant is not enough. In such cases, there are technologies that are designed to help people hear better. These are designed to enhance listening in various kinds of public venues, meeting rooms, and classrooms. There are a variety of legal requirements for public institutions to provide these solutions that should be considered when designing and integrating an overall audiovisual system. Presented by Williams Sound.

Intro to AV over IP and Digital Audio Networks for Education and the Enterprise - Atrium 2

In this seminar, we will review the essential components of an AV over IP system including compression technology and bandwidth requirements for corporate, higher education, and K-12 applications. AV over IP systems uses existing IP network infrastructure to distribute video and audio signals while also providing device control. A single Cat5e/6 cable can carry dozens of video, audio, and control signal paths. This allows AV systems to scale with your future needs and room environments cost-effectively. We will also highlight Dante as one of the most popular AV over IP solutions for audio control and distribution. Anyone managing audiovisual technology in an IT or Facility Manager role should consider the benefits of moving to an IP-based system. Presented by Alpha Video

Understanding Wireless Camera Systems - Atrium 3

Learn how to choose a wireless camera system that’s right for your application. This seminar covers what system components are needed for small to large applications including antenna placement and the pros and cons of compressed versus uncompressed solutions. Example applications range from sports and broadcast events to house of worship and more. Wireless camera systems provide a unique way to capture new camera angles and add another dimension to your live event production. Presented by Wave Central


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