Monday, September 22nd, 2014

July 23, 2014, Casual Connect Conference, San Francisco—A panel looked at the pressures that technology changes will bring to mobile gaming. Kyle Russell from TechCrunch moderated the panel with panelists Greg Hartrell from Google, Jean-Christophe Cimertiere from Unity, and Brian Shin from Pocket Gems. New platforms? Hartrell noted that game developers are considering second screen [...]

July 7, 2014, IMEC Technology Forum, San Francisco—A panel considered the likelihood of an inflection point in the semiconductor industry. Debra Vogler from Instant Insights moderated the panel. Panelists were: John Chen from nvidia, Richard Gottscho from LAM Research, Terry Brewer from Brewer Science, Christophe Fouquet from ASML, and Luc Van den Hove from IMEC. [...]

June 24, 2014, Creative Storage Conference, Culver City, CA—A panel considered the challenges and opportunities for storage in post production. Philip Hodgetts from Intelligent Assistance moderated the panel. Panelists were Jesse Adams from EditShare, Chris Schell from Front Porch Digital, Jeff Greenwald and Shane Archiquette from HDS, Elaine Kwok from Promise Technology, Bernard Asare from [...]

June 24, 2014, Creative Storage Conference, Culver City, CA—Alex Grossman from Quantum described the requirements for cloud-based workflows. The industry is one of constant change that is looking for consistent steps in production. new camera formats, collaboration, and more tools are all increasing workflow complexity and making the older file-based flows incompatible with the newest [...]

June 24, 2014, Creative Storage Conference, Culver City, CA—Steve Canepa from IBM talked with Marty Shindler from the Shindler Perspective about reinventing IBM’s media and entertainment offerings. The changes in technologies and user expectations calls for changes in business. Canepa commented that change happens and the core services need to change over time to follow [...]

June 4, 2014, PCI-SIG Devcon, Santa Clara, CA—Al Yanes and Ramin Neshati from the PCI-SIG described the updates, strategy, and roadmap for the PCI systems. The organization is looking at new apps and the technologies to enable those functions. The organization is growing and has a good financial status. The emergence of IoT as a [...]

April 29, 2014, Ethernet Technology Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Gilles Garcia from Xilinx presented a case for a highly flexible infrastructure to meet the requirements for 400G. Ethernet services in the future. The number of system-level unknowns is the biggest driver. IP traffic is expected to increase by an order of magnitude in the next four [...]

April , 2014, NAB, Las Vegas—Epson displayed their industrial and business projectors with new features and capabilities. These latest device are increasing functionality and flexibility for the business user. Capabilities like extreme short throw allow for smaller rooms and can eliminate user glare when near the screen. One evolving feature is on-screen capture for annotations [...]

April 5, 2014, NAB, Las Vegas—A panel of content owners looked at the use of interoperability standards in their work. Howard Lukk from Disney moderated the panel, while panelists were Annie Chung from Disney, Arjun Ramamurthy from 20th Century Fox, and Bill Baggelaar from Sony. The interoperability mastering format is a new and improved implementation [...]

March 25, 2014, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—Mike Romey from ZOIC Studios described their implementation of a virtual production pipeline. The ZEUS (Zoic environmental universal system) has many functions such as tracking monitors for the rigged cameras and other equipment, real-time render for actors on green screens, previsualization, markup, etc. for work on virtual [...]