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Digital Video Expo Begins Wednesday, September 19

9/17/2012 10:25 AM Eastern

Digital Video Expo 2012 begins Wednesday, September 19, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. Keep up with show news and updates via DV Expo's Twitter feed: @DigitalVideoXpo

The exhibit hall is open on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Events that take place in the Presentation Theater (on the show floor) and Digital Video Expo Backstage area (adjacent to the show floor) are free for all attendees. Unless otherwise stated, events in Room 204 are paid workshops and require registration.

Co-located at the Pasadena Conference Center, adjacent to the Convention Center Hall A, the LA Post Production Conference at DV Expo takes place on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The LA Post Production Conference runs through Friday.


Room 204
(paid classes)

Digital Video Expo Backstage
(adjacent to show floor)

Presentation Theater
(on show floor)

9:00 a.m.

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Intro to Digital Cinema—Raw, Log and Uncompressed, presented by AbelCine
This workshop focuses on the latest digital cinema cameras in use today. From the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera all the way up to the RED EPIC and Sony F65, this class gives an overview of modern digital cinema cameras. Focus is on understanding and working with raw- and log-based camera systems, both on set and in post. This is a half-day workshop with a price tag of $150.



9:15 a.m.



9:30 a.m.



9:45 a.m.



10:00 a.m.



10:15 a.m.



10:30 a.m.



10:45 a.m.



11:00 a.m.



11:15 a.m.



11:30 a.m.



11:45 a.m.



12:00 p.m.

12 - 1:15 p.m.
LA Post|Production Conference Keynote: Celebrating the Work of Academy Award-Winning Editor Paul Hirsch, A.C.E.
Join a lively discussion session with Hirsch, whose storied career ranges from Carrie to Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and includes the first Star Wars film, for which he received an Academy Award.


12 - 12:45 p.m.
Sony Presents: Up, Up and Away—First Look at Sony’s XDCAM PMW-200
Join award-winning director/cameraman Jody Eldred on a high-flying adventure as he puts the PMW-200 camera through its first U.S. field test.

12:15 p.m.

12:30 p.m.


12:45 p.m.



1:00 p.m.



1:15 p.m.



1:15 - 2 p.m.
Panasonic Presents: Showcasing New Video Production Solutions
Join Panasonic for an engaging session on the latest in video production equipment. You’ll learn about all the key features of the new AG-HPX600 low-weight P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorder with 10-bit, 4:2:2 AVC-Intra recording and innovative workflow capabilities, including its the ability to record AVC-ULTRA. Learn why the new BT-LH2170, a 21.5” native 1920 x 1080 LCD production monitor, is a powerhouse choice for production and broadcast. And wireless is playing a larger role in video production and learn how you can benefit from it, and much more during this 45-minute presentation.
Speaker: Steve Cooperman, product manager, Panasonic System Communications Company

1:30 p.m.

1:30 - 5 p.m.
Choosing the Right Camera, presented by AbelCine
This class is focused on the differences between many different camera formats and their respective workflows. Topics for comparing cameras include sensor size, resolution, form factor, lens choices, recording media & compression, workflows, and price. With these factors in mind we break down several different shooting scenarios and compare camera capabilities and performance. This is a half-day workshop with a price tag of $150.


1:45 p.m.


2:00 p.m.


2 - 2:15 p.m.
Digital Video Expo Drawing

2:15 p.m.

2:15 - 3 p.m.
New RED Cameras and Workflows
Ted Schilowitz from RED Digital Cinema will demonstrate why RED’s imaging tools and technology are workable for all productions, regardless of size, scope or budget. The RED team will shoot with EPIC and SCARLET and bring the material directly into postproduction, grade the footage and present it on the big screen without ever hitting a render key.

2:15 - 3 p.m.
Documentary Production Master Class with David Vassar
Join documentary filmmaker David Vassar and his editor, Christian White, for an interactive, conversational class on the challenges and rewards of producing nature documentary projects. David and Christian recently completed a PBS series, California Forever, that’s airing in September and October, and will review their experiences capturing and editing footage from Yosemite to the Anza Borrego desert.

2:30 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

3:00 p.m.


3 - 3:45 p.m.
Secrets to Film Distribution with Jerome Courshon
You’ve taken a Herculean journey and made a movie. Congratulations! Or you’re about to embark on this journey. Great! What do you do to ensure the final stage of this major endeavor, achieving distribution? How do you play “the game”? Is there even a game? The answer is a resounding “yes.” There is a game. There are strategies. Whether you’re about to start shooting, have finished final cut or are on the film festival circuit, there are strategies for successfully achieving film distribution that most producers and directors do not know. There are concrete, specific and proven strategies to achieve distribution for your film—key strategies that literally unlock the world of distribution for you.

3:15 p.m.


3:30 p.m.


3:45 p.m.



4:00 p.m.


4 - 4:45 p.m.
LTO/Ultrium Presents: Linear Tape File System—Setting Your Videos and Data Free Now and for the Future!
Learn how the new LTO-5 innovative tape storage technology with the new Linear Tape File System (LTFS) can save costs and make tape usable in a fashion like disk or other removable media. With LTFS you can view tape video content with directory tree structures and drag and drop capability for ease of use and archive, and share the tape video content across platforms. Come see why studio execs said “This is exactly what we need!” Also, learn about exciting industry products that utilize LTFS to help make your video storage workflow and archive easier and cost effective! Come and enter to win a Beats Audio headset!
Speaker: Bruce Master, senior program manager, Data Protection and Retention Systems, IBM, The LTO Program

4:15 p.m.

4:15 - 5 p.m.
PMC Presents: Production Process Management—The Key to Improved Efficiency, Quality and Profitability
The term “workflow” is used to describe products and systems, but the basis of “workflow” is in IT. It’s time to think about another category of workflow; not the workflow that automates individual tasks, but one that automates the coordination of all tasks. Learn new systems to increase your efficiencies, enhance customer satisfaction and add to your bottom line.
Speaker: Russ Walker, EVP - The Americas, CEITON Technologies

4:30 p.m.

4:45 p.m.


5:00 p.m.




5:15 p.m.


5:15 - 6 p.m.
PMC Presents: Converters—Meeting the Challenges of Signal Management
Broadcast engineers and A/V professionals have diverse needs when it comes to managing SDI signals within their environment—for monitoring, distributing, switching, multiplexing and 3D processing. This session focuses on the benefits of previewing SDI signals on HDMI monitors, as well as proper implementation of switching and extending SDI signal as per SMPTE specs. This session will also cover 3G-SDI technologies, including the advantages of multiplexing two HD signals into a single 3G video feed. Workflows and formats for 3D will be explained in detail, such as the importance of monitoring, and the need to perform Horizontal Image Translation (HIT).
Speaker: Charles P. Amyot, product manager, Matrox Video Products Group


5:30 p.m.

5:30 - 7 p.m.
Digital Media Artists LA Meeting
DV Expo is proud to welcome members of Digital Media Artists/Los Angeles (DMA/LA), an association for professionals creating imagery for video, film, and other media using desktop tools. Free to all members and non-members!


5:45 p.m.

5:45 - 6 p.m.
Digital Video Expo Drawing

6:00 p.m.



6:15 p.m.



6:30 p.m.



6:45 p.m.



7:00 p.m.

7 - 8:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group Special Event
DV Expo is proud to welcome back LA’s Final Cut Pro User Group for their monthly meet-and-greet. Free to all members and non-members!



7:15 p.m.



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7:45 p.m.



8:00 p.m.



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8:45 p.m.




9:00 p.m.




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