|At the Tuesday, February 27 meeting...
ENGINEERING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FACED BY COMMUNITY MEDIA TODAY
At NewTV in Newton
A trio of presentations discussing the technical issues, new tools and future outlook for hyperlocal programming:
COMMUNITY TV, BROADCAST FM RADIO & ONLINE - FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW
What we've done, what we've learned, where we're headed
By Peter Fasciano, Franklin Community Cable, Franklin.TV & WFPR.FM
How many PEG stations have put a broadcast FM station on the air? Peter will discuss the many interesting and innovative things theyíve done in Franklin.
NEW WAYS TO COVER GOVERNMENT MEETINGS
It's now a lot more than just "video."
By Robin Shahid, CYNC.com
Streaming presentations of government meetings can now include windows
with copies of the actual documents being discussed, cues to the parts of the
video where various agenda items are discussed, and other metadata that allow the viewers to focus in on the information they're interested in. This presentation will discuss how to create these presentations with the current
generation of cameras, switchers, audio equipment, IT networks, and streaming services as well as discuss the practical issues involved in transmitting this media online. Special focus will be given to the
new metadata support in commercially-available streaming and video-on-demand
services such as Castus, TelVue, Tightrope and YouTube and specialized services
for government meeting coverage such as Granicus, EarthChannel and others.
HANDS-ON EQUIPMENT DEMONSTRATION
CYNC VV-104 Portable Streaming Video Switcher
By Bob Lamm, Belmont Media Center
The VV-104 portable multicamera switching system was especially designed to stream and record government meetings. It allows a single operator to produce a complete cablecast or webcast of a town board meeting, legislative meeting or conference, complete with close-ups of each participant labeled with their name and title, and to seamlessly integrate PowerPoint slides, documents and agenda items into the live program. The control interface allows the operator to aim the available cameras at whoever is speaking with the touch of a button on a seating chart and the system correctly selects the proper lower third to identify them. The system has additional title functions to identify the location, time & date and agenda items being discussed as well as live feeds from computers showing spreadsheets or PowerPoint displays. All the information about who spoke, what agenda items were discussed is
taken from titles as they are put up during the meeting and used to create cues ("chapter marks") that viewers of the recorded meetings can use to advance to the parts of the video they want to see.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Peter Fasciano is the Executive Director, FRANKLIN.TV & WFPR.FM on 102.9. He was formerly the Chief Technology Officer at MetaCapita Venture Partners, a venture capital firm; and VP Product/Market Development at Avid/ADG Advanced Development Group.
Robin Shahid is Product Engineer at CYNC Corp. He was formerly with Panasonic, where he developed Panasonicís HS-410 switcher and HE-130 streaming PTZ system; and at FastChannel Network where he was involved with the first streaming video system to deliver commercials over IP to TV stations, which received an award at the NAB for Innovation in Content Delivery.
Bob Lamm is Technical Operations Manger at the Belmont Media Center in Belmont, MA. He formerly worked at Broadcast Pix as a System Specialist and Training Manager. Bob also served as manager at BNNLive Studio and Mobile Van at Boston Neighborhood Network.
A heartfelt thanks to the Management and Staff of NewTV for hosting this triple meeting event. There will be the opportunity for a brief tour of the NewTV facilities following the presentations.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Doors open at 6:30pm
Presentation at 7:00pm
23 Needham Street
Newton Highlands, MA 02461
NewTV is located at 23 Needham Street in Newton Highlands.: The facility is at the top of the hill on a private road called Easy Street, which runs off
Needham Street between National Lumber and National Tire & Battery (NTB).
From points North: From Newton Centre and points North, take Centre Street past Route 9/Boylston Street, onto Winchester Street, then go right at the traffic signal, onto Needham Street. Easy Street is the first right past National Lumber.
For more information, please contact Paul Beck at SMPTE New England or email@example.com.