SVG SUMMER SEMINAR: THE SPORTS SURROUND SOUND CHALLENGE– MAKING IT WORK IN REAL-TIME

Join the Sports Video Group today and attend our next vital information meeting on June 27, 2006.

Sponsored by

Tom Sahara, Turner Sports
Ron Scalise, ESPN consultant
Fred Aldous, FOX Sports audio consultant

When: July 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Dolby Screening Room, 1350 Sixth Avenue (and 55th Street)
Why:
Surround Sound continues to be a challenging (and frustrating) issue for the vast majority of the sports production community. Mixers are figuring out how to mix 5.1 channels of audio effectively in a remote production truck while those at the broadcast center are struggling with ensuring loudness levels are properly set to deliver a quality experience to viewers. SVG Sponsor Dolby Laboratories hosts this informative seminar that will include real-world experiences from some of the industry’s top audio professionals.
What: The following is a preliminary conference schedule and is subject to change:

9:15-9:45: The Surround Sound Challenge: Turner Sports Case Study
Tom Sahara, Sr. Director of Remote Operations and IT

9:45-10:30: Surround Audio on Wheels
Dolby’s Jim Hilson tackles the technical issues facing producers,
directors, mixers and technical advisers within the remote production environment.

10:30-11: The Surround Sound Challenge: Fox Sports Case Study
Fred Aldous, FOX Sports Audio Consultant

11:15-Noon: Transporting Surround for the Long Haul

Dolby’s Rocky Graham dives into the challenge of transporting Surround Sound audio signals and metadata from the field back to the network operations center and beyond.

Noon-12:30: The Surround Sound Challenge: NBC Olympics Case Study
Bob Dixon, Project Mgr., Sound Design, NBC Olympics

1:00-1:45: Loudness
The issue of loudness continues to confound viewers and challenge broadcasters and cable operators as they look to deliver consistent audio levels across the channel lineup. What needs to be done to ensure viewers at home are no longer blown out of their living room?

1:45-2:15: The Surround Sound Challenge: ESPN Case Study
Ron Scalise, Audio Project Mgr., ESPN Remote Operations

2:30-3: The Surround Sound Challenge: CBS Sports Case Study
Nick Muro, CBS Sports field technical manager

3-3:45: The Future of Surround Sports
Panel discussion
What’s next for Surround Sound? What consumer devices are being developed to make Surround Sound penetration grow? What impact will HD-DVD and Blu-ray have on the HD and Surround Sound market? Our panelists reconvene for a quick look at trends they’re following in technology and techniques.

Attendance is limited to SVG members, member companies and sponsor representatives and invited guests.

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