The 11th annual Government Video Technology Expo runs Dec. 2-4, 2008, as the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Not sure you can make it? Here are some of the main reasons why you need to clear your calendar.
1) EXHIBIT HALL ***image2***
There will be more than 150 exhibitors at GV Expo this year, including industry powerhouses like Canon, JVC, Panasonic, and Sony. Get your hands on the latest camcorders, accessories, post production tools, and more. Access to the exhibit hall is free for all registered attendees. Youre also invited to the Information Showcase, a series of free educational seminars presented by exhibitors at the Presentation and Keynote Theater.
2) KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
A few weeks ago, a new exhibit opened at the National Museum of Natural History. And a few weeks from now, broadcast television will change forever. Both topics will be addressed during keynote addresses at GV Expo. FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein (pictured above) will offer his insight on the federally mandated DTV transition, while project manager Elizabeth Musteen will share the AV secrets of the new Sant Ocean Hall.
Admission to both keynotes is free for all registered attendees, but seating is limited. Adelstein will speak on Dec. 3, Musteen on Dec. 4. Both keynotes begin at 10:30 a.m.
3) GOVERNMENT VIDEO PASSPORT RAFFLE
New at GV Expo, the Government Video Passport Raffle gives you the opportunity to win prizes while exploring the exhibit hall. Get your special passport exhibitor map at registration. Then, visit each of the participating exhibitors and have them stamp your passport.
When your passport is full, drop it in the specially marked box on site. Be sure to include your contact information. Well be giving away cool prizes during both days of the show, but you must be present to win.
Your resource for true hands-on learning at GV
Expo, DigitalMediaDC is the best choice for post-production instruction. Three days of sessions cover the latest advances in Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Photoshop, as well as creative techniques with Apple Final Cut Studio. Plus, DigitalMediaDC goes beyond the edit suite with training for podcasting, new media, and HD production.
The Government Video Conference Program offers a little something for everyone, with tracks that tackle management, digital technology, streaming media, AV systems, and more. GOVERNMENT VIDEOs own Chuck Gloman will lead two sessions, Lighting Problems and Solutions and Camera Support Showdown. And back by popular demand, industry veteran and Videography magazine contributor Dick Reizner opens his bag of tricks to share valuable (and often very simple) production tips. Check the GV Expo Web site for conference pricing.
5) NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Its not just what you know, its who you know. Reconnect with old friends in the industry and make new contacts at GV Expo. Our exhibit hall provides ample opportunities for conversations and connections. Plus, there are several organizations at the show, so you can get involved and become more active in the professional video community.
ROSENBERG HONORED BY NSCA UNIVERSITY
Karl Rosenberg, CTS, has been named the NSCA University College of Technology 2008 Instructor of the Year. Rosenberg, who is mid-
Atlantic regional application specialist for Extron Electronics, was chosen based in part on high-ranking course evaluations he received from NSCA students.
During his seven years with Extron, Rosenberg has trained and supported customers within his region and beyond through the Extron Institute, Extron Institute on the Road, tradeshow and industry seminars, and regional reseller shows. He is also a faculty instructor at InfoComm International, and will be teaching Video Walls: Todays Multi-Image Solution at next months GV Expo as part of the Government Video Conference Program.
Karls enthusiastic teaching style and his industry expertise generate an engaging and informative learning experience in all of his training sessions, said Jim Clements, Extron director of education and training.
NEW JVC SWITCHERS DIGITAL, COMPACT
Introduced in September, the KMH3000 and KM-H2000 multi-format, compact digital switchers offer multicamera switching for small production studios, flight packs, and outside broadcast vans producing live events.
Designed for both HD and SD studios, the KM-H3000 can handle live switching for up to 12 HD/SDSDI sources, with frame synchronizers with up/down conversion available on four inputs. The KM-H3000 also features a two-axis joystick and three keyers. The KM-H2500, tailored for entry-level applications, offers the same features as the KM-H3000 but provides switching for up to six sources and has two keyers. Both models support 480i, 720p, and 1080i, which are menu selectable. jvc.com/pro
ORAD’S MORPHO 3D OFFERS DRAG-AND-DROP OPTIONS
Orads Morpho 3D, which is provided in a 2 RU chassis, features true 3-D graphics capabilities for more flexible 3-D graphics workflows. It offers a variety of creation and playback capabilities based on a single application.
Through on-screen indicators, Morpho 3D offers a simple yet detailed online tutorial that provides instructions of what buttons to push and what values to change, allowing you to teach yourself. You build a Morpho 3D page by bringing files from video input, video clips, Photoshop layers, or 3D Collada into the layer structure. You can drag and drop images and RSS feeds directly from the Internet browser into the design window. With positioning, rotating, and scaling tools, elements can be designed exactly as the you want. orad.tv
TELESTREAM INTROS NEW HD HARDWARE ENCODER
New from Telestream is the Pipeline HD Dual a two-channel hardware encoder that captures HD video from tape or live sources and encodes it in real time to popular HD editing formats, including Avid DNxHD, Apple ProRes, and Panasonic DVCPRO HD.
Pipeline HD Dual also encodes video and audio to multiple HD and SD formats, providing flexibility in multi-format environments for your changing format needs. For multi-camera live events, Pipeline Dual HD lets you access files in real time and begin editing content while it is being captured. When combined with Telestreams FlipFactory or Episode Engine transcoding products, you can create additional formats in near real time while content is being captured. In addition, Pipeline HD can be used to ingest media from tape or live sources directly into Apple’s new Final Cut Server software. telestream.net
OMNEON’S MEDIAPORTS OFFER MORE INGEST DENSITY
Omneons new family of MPEG-2 MediaPorts for its Spectrum and MediaDeck video servers are based on the same codec technology in the MediaPort 5200 and 5300 series, but with double the ingest densityfrom two to four channels.
For those needing rapid access to content, especially during live production, the new MediaPort proxy functionality enables a complete desktop workflow. Users can access and edit content from the desktop without overburdening the networking infrastructure. This not only increases productivity but also helps get product to air more quickly. omneon.com