Hot Tech Showcase Highlights 5G, HDR, AR, Shallow Depth of Field, and Drones

The SVG Summit 2021 will feature something new this year: a “Hot Tech Showcase” on the Main Stage on the afternoon of December 13 that will highlight five key product areas: 5G as a production tool; HDR workflow; Shallow depth of field camera systems; Augmented reality graphics systems; and drones and aerial cameras.

Fox Sports will discuss how it uses drone technology during the Hot Tech Showcase at SVG Summit.

“These five areas have generated a lot of interest among industry professionals, so we decided to give them the chance to shine in a series of roundtables bringing together key end users and key technology developers,” said Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services. “It promises to be a lively and long overdue conversation designed to help attendees better understand how they can make a difference in their productions, how to properly adopt them, and future trends to watch out for.”

Below is the full afternoon program. To register, please click here:

1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m .: 5G as a production tool
5G is one of the most promising technologies when it comes to delivering a new level of performance for video workflows and connectionless sports operations. Find out how the technology is deployed and what it means for your future.
Confirmed panelists:
Steve Hellmuth, NBA Entertainment, EVP, Media and Technology Operations
Grant Nodine, NHL, Senior Vice President, Technology
Tim Stevens, Verizon Business Group, Global Leader, Strategic Innovation for Sports, Media and Entertainment

14h00-14h15: Case study on EVS technology: Navigating the path from SDI to IP with the TVA Group and EVS
In this session, Nestor Amaya, VP Solutions Architect at EVS, discusses TVA Group’s projects as they embark on building the right kind of infrastructure that will suit their production needs and ambitions. commercial. Rather than investing more in SDI technology, TVA chose to switch to an IP infrastructure that would lead them to evolve and evolve. Nestor explains the pros and cons of managing and orchestrating IP signals, the associated challenges, and provides an overview of how TVA Group has successfully embarked on a successful growth path towards IP .
Presenter: Nestor Amaya, EVS, Vice President, Solutions Architect

2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m .: Hot Tech Showcase: Shallow Depth of Field Cameras
Shallow depth of field camera systems have been all the rage in a wide variety of sports productions. Find out which systems each network uses, how to get the most out of them, and what’s next in terms of technology.
Moderator: Andrea Berry, Telemundo Enterprises, Executive Vice President, Operations and Technology
Confirmed panelists:
Jason Cohen, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, Vice President, Remote Technical Operations
Thomas fletcher, Fujifilm, Director of Marketing
Rob Willox, Sony, Director, Marketing, Imaging Products and Solutions

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m .: Networking break in the exhibition area

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m .: Hot Tech Showcase: drones and aerial cameras
The pandemic has wiped out the crowds and opened up a whole new world of aerial camera options. We’ll be discussing the kind of drones and aerial camera systems that made the difference and how they’re being used now that fans are back.
Confirmed panelists:
Brad cheney, Fox Sports, Vice President, Field Operations and Engineering
Josh stoner, Canon, Senior Specialist, Product, ITCG ISB Product Management Division

4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m .: Augmented reality graphics
Augmented reality gives sports productions a whole new look and provides sports data and statistics in a more compelling way. We’ll take a look at AR, the technology behind it, and how you can apply it to your show effectively.
Moderator: Tom Sahara, Quintar, SVP, Production Technology
Confirmed panelists:
Bryan Bray, Ross Video, RSVP Project Manager
Simon davis, disguise, Project manager, Broadcast
Craig Laliberte, Unreal Engine, Senior Director of Business Development
André Lorenz, SMT, Director, Business Development and Technical Integration

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m .: Workflow and HDR developments
Join us for a lightning-fast introduction to HDR and the key concepts you need to understand to make UHD a reality in your productions. What is a LUT and how do you find the right one for your needs? How to simultaneously produce a program for HDR and SDR viewers? And how does that change the workflow?
Confirmed panelists:
Michael Drazin, NBC, Director, Production and Technology Engineer
Alan Stein, InterDigital, Vice President of Technology

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