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Tuesday September 10, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

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Standards Webcast:  3G SDI Interfaces

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

17:00 UTC /10:00 AM Pacific/1:00 PM Eastern)

Since its arrival in 2006, the latest generation of the Serial Digital Interface, 3Gb/s SDI, or "3G", has achieved wide-spread adoption, rapidly becoming the real-time streaming media interface of choice. But what exactly is 3G SDI and how can it be used to create a reliable real-time streaming infrastructure?

Webcast participants will learn about the latest developments in “3G” standardization and technology. They will also hear practical advice on the installation and operation of reliable 3Gb/s SDI infrastructure using both copper and optical fiber interfaces. Finally, webcast guests will accompany the speaker as he explores emerging production requirements and how the core 3Gb/s broadcast infrastructure can evolve to accommodate future needs.

John Hudson

Guest Speaker: John Hudson, Semtech

John Hudson is director of product definition and broadcast technology in the Gennum Products Group (GPG) of Semtech Corp. His responsibilities include technology strategy, product definition and international standardization for Semtech GPG╣s video and datacom business.
Hudson has spent 28 years in the broadcast industry beginning his career as a design engineer at Sony Broadcast and Professional Europe. He joined Gennum in 1999 and has been instrumental in developing the company╣s video and multimedia semiconductor business.
As an active member of SMPTE and a SMPTE Fellow, Hudson serves as Co-chair of TC 10E - Essence, and Chair of the 32NF40 Working Group on SDI Mapping. He is the author of several SMPTE standards and actively contributes to the development of realtime streaming media interfaces for video and D-Cinema production.
Hudson is involved in the formation and development of the HDcctv Alliance. As chair of the technology committee, his responsibilities include the development of all standards and compliance testing programs. He attained a (Higher National Diploma) HND in electronics and communications engineering from the Farnborough College of Technology (U.K.) in 1988. He is the author of ten patents on video processing and signal integrity solutions for multimedia applications and regularly contributes technical papers and presentations to seminars and technology events in both broadcast and CCtv industries.


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