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At the February 19 meeting...
Broadcast/Production Compression Technology
With Hugo Gaggione, Senior VP of Product Management, Sony Corp.

Hugo Gaggione, Sony's Senior VP of Product Management discussed different compression methods as they relate to Broadcast and Production in the 21st century. Some of the areas he covered were MPEG-4, which has so far seen only limited implementation, the ubiquitous MPEG-2, and Sony HDCAM, along with insights into methods planned to be used in upcoming equipment, specifically optical and high end HD products. Mr. Gaggione has served on many SMPTE and MPEG standardization committees over the years and currently heads up Product Management for Sony in the US.

I should end this description with a note of special thanks to Steve Harrington at WGBH-TV for allowing us to use their studio for this event. And to Paul Beck, Master of Ceremonies, who provided the excellent eats!

Posted: 28 February 2003
Bob Lamm, SMPTE/New England Newsletter/Web Page Editor
blamm@cync.com