Upcoming Industry Events Calendar: Avid, Sony, NewTek, and Akamai

Here’s a look a some upcoming industry events taking place in the coming weeks, including seminars and tours from Sony, NewTek, Avid, and Akamai. 

Avid Demo Days

Wednesday, August 31: New York City (1-3 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. ET)
Penthouse 45, 432 W 45th Street, New York, NY 10036


Wednesday, Sept. 7: Hollywood, CA (1-3 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. ET) 
The Los Angeles Film School, 6353 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

avid-demo-daysAvid is hosting Open House hours in New York City and Hollywood, CA. Avid is also offering demonstrations throughout the day. See below for details and request a time slot today. An Avid representative will contact you to confirm your demo session.

Streamline and accelerate entire news graphics workflows with Maestro Media Engine, a revolutionary new technology that enables you to play multiple clips, sequences, images, and real-time graphics simultaneously—all from a single interface. Also see how our integrated solutions work together to help your organization gain the efficiency you need to break news first (including Interplay, iNEWS, Avid NEXIS, and MediaCentral | UX).

See how TD Control brings visual impact and high-res content to multiple studio displays and manages it all from a single touch interface. This simple to use solution can help you captivate and engage your viewers with 3D real-time graphics, live video, and other rich media content.

Instantly turn the most riveting news clips, sports plays, and isolated camera feeds into captivating highlights that add energy to your show. Meet PlayMaker, a powerful and versatile media replay and editing server designed to greatly boost your live production efficiency. Learn how you can turn around content faster, effectively replace EVS, and stay on top of rising content demands by integrating PlayMaker with Interplay, Avid NEXIS, and MediaCentral | UX.

Sony’s Canvas Tour

Aug. 30-31: Houston, TX
Sept. 14-16: San Jose, CA

sony canvasSony’s immersive new display technology – Canvas – is coming to a city near you. If you missed its unveiling at InfoComm 2016, this is your chance to see it up close and experience what the industry is talking about. Each stop on this “open house” tour will include presentations from Sony product experts and visual demonstrations of why this technology is so unique:

  • Seamless direct view display with a viewing angle of nearly 180 degrees
  • Incorporates Sony’s ultrafine LEDs in an exclusive surface mounting structure
  • Each pixel is only 0.003 mm2 in size, allowing the remaining surface area to be more than 99% black
  • Incredible brightness, color and high contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1

Canvas is ideal for any application requiring realistic, large scale, high resolution visual experiences: museums, theme parks, command and control, automotive, medical and more. Nothing compares to its depth, contrast, color, resolution – and pure visual impact. We will also demo our high-performance 4K resolution projectors with 5000 lumens brightness and blue laser phosphor technology on this tour.

Register to see Sony’s Canvas at one of the following locations:
Houston, TX:
Tuesday, Aug. 30 (4:00 PM – 9:00 PM) and Wednesday, Aug. 31 (9:00 AM – 6:00 PM)
Courtyard Energy Row – Marquis II & III
12401 Katy Freeway (I-10 & Dairy Ashford)
Houston, TX 77079

San Jose, CA:
Wednesday, Sept. 14; Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016; and Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sony Professional Solutions Americas – Training Room
1730 N. First Street, MS: 5NE
San Jose, CA 95112-4508

NewTek TriCaster Seminar on IP Video, NDI and TCAE

Wed., August 31, 2016 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (two sessions)
All Mobile Video, 515 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019
EMAIL [email protected] TO REGISTER

newtek tricaster amvNewTek Authorized reseller and systems integrator, AMV Broadcast Sales, presents a Free, Live seminar on IP Video, NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI) and TriCaster Advanced Edition (TCAE). You can attend online or in person. The seminar will be excellent for those considering a TriCaster, as well as seasoned TriCaster professionals. Topics covered will include everything from the basics to the hidden tricks; a deep dive into NDI and some cool apps and accessories to make your TriCaster stronger than ever.

Topics covered will include:

  • NDI: How is it different from Standard Edition? Understanding the Free Apps. Understanding the Paid Apps. And more.
  • TCAE: Basic functions, differences between standard/advanced, automations, macros, virtual set editor and more.
  • TalkShow: using Skype to bring in talent from around the globe
  • Your questions: This is also being streamed LIVE — your questions and comments will be taken in the chat window, on Twitter and by email.


Akamai Media Tech Connect

Thursday, Sept. 29
Marriott East Side, 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

akamai media tech connectYou are invited to the Akamai Media Tech Connect on Thursday, September 29th at Marriott East Side, 525 Lexington Avenue, New York from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. This event is designed for you – the technical expert focused on optimizing the performance of your organization’s online content and business applications. A reception will follow from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

At the event, you will meet with Akamai’s top technical talent, who will share technology trends, technical insights and industry best practices. The objective of the event is to help you learn how to address your technical pain points and business challenges.

  • Agenda topics include:
  • Broadcast Live to Internet Distribution
  • Common Media Application Format (CMAF) – What it is and why it may change your OTT future
  • Security at every step of the media workflow
  • Monetization methods at scale
  • Proactive monitoring across the media workflow
  • Media formats and HTML5
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided and attendees will be eligible to win prizes! Following the sessions, we welcome you to join us for a special networking reception featuring cocktails and appetizers from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.


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