root6’s Chief Engineer Phil Crawley has been invited to speak at the Hollywood Professional Association’s (HPA) 2016 Tech Retreat to be held at Oxfordshire’s Heythrop Park Resort in July. The HPA Tech Retreat, sponsored by SMPTE, is an informal gathering for those engaged in the many disciplines supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content across the dynamic landscape of distribution environments. The 2016 programme will focus on the present and future impact of the most recent technology in broadcast and cinema.
Phil will be taking part in the SuperSession on day one led by industry leaders at work in ultra-high-definition (UHD), high-dynamic-range imaging (HDR), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and more, who will bring their studied perspectives to the topics that are of crucial impact to the industry.
In a session titled ‘Fibre/CWDM Infrastructure for Live and Remote Rec. 2020 and HDR Applications,’ Phil will argue that we now have enabling and affordable technology with CWDM to deliver high quality images without resorting to IP. “With the (some would say unseemly) rush to IP and Rec.2022, are we in danger of losing the very things that make broadcast video production so good – namely low-latency and uncompressed pictures? With a four-fold increase in data rates brought by UHD/4K and the last five years having seen commoditisation of CWDM, – we now have an enabling technology for quality in the face of the IT department!”
Richard Welsh, co-chair of the HPA Tech Retreat UK, commented, ‘The HPA Tech Retreat UK will place somMore information heree of the most compelling ideas into discussion, led by the individuals and companies who are driving the industry forward. The HPA alongside SMPTE colleagues, are working closely to put forth one of the most engaging, and in some cases, challenging series of sessions in the industry. The Tech Retreat is also a place where you spend a lot of time outside of the session rooms and theatre, talking, debating and discussing what you’ve just seen’.
The 2016 HPA Tech Retreat will be held at Heythrop Park Resort, Oxfordshire on July 13-14.