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Tuesday December 10, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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Standards Update Webcast:  The Lip-Sync Challenge

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

18:00 UTC /10:00 AM Pacific/1:00 PM Eastern)

Since the first time a moving image was married to a soundtrack, maintaining sync between the two posed a challenge at every step, including acquisition, production, distribution and consumption. The implementation of the vast number of digital systems within the media ecosystem has increased this challenge significantly.

Please join guest speaker Paul Briscoe of Harris Broadcast for a look at A-V synchronization related issues and an overview of the work underway within SMPTE to establish a standard which could solve the issue. This webcast will discuss the nature and causes of A-V sync problems, and explain, in detail, how the toolset in the proposed SMPTE Standard supports lip-sync for both live and file-based workflows, and holds the potential to provide utility through to the point of consumption.

Guest Speaker:  Paul Briscoe, Harris Broadcast

Paul has worked with Harris Broadcast (formerly Leitch Technology) for almost 20 years as Product Developer, Project Group Leader, Engineering Manager and currently as Manager of Strategic Engineering, with a focus on Standards and Interoperability, in addition to chairing the Patent Committee. Prior to joining Leitch, Paul worked for 14 years at CBC Engineering, specializing in editing, CGI, plant systems and emerging technologies, the latter during the Toronto Broadcast Center development project.

He is very active in the SMPTE, both in the Toronto Section as presenter, Manager, Secretary-Treasurer and currently Chair, as well as an active participant in various standards committees, including chairmanship of the 24TB-01 LipSync Ad-Hoc group. He currently has several patents applied for and granted, is a member of IEEE and SMPTE and has been a licensed radio amateur since 1974.


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The standards development process is crucial to the motion imaging industry. The process by which SMPTE standards are developed is best understood by those directly involved in it, but now, anyone can learn about SMPTE Standards by participating in this unique opportunity "peak under the hood". These live SMPTE Standards webcasts are captured for on-demand playback, so if your schedule doesn’t allow you to participate in a live webcast, you can always see what you've missed.