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7:30 AM Breakfast

8:00 AM Results from the 2018 Media and Entertainment Storage Survey and the 2018 Media and Entertainment Report– Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates

8:15 AM  Session A: Impact of 4K/HDR/VR on Storage Requirements from Capture to Studio
Media workflows are moving to commodity network architectures. How will this change the requirements for digital storage in media and entertainment? Quality and immersive video content requires increasing digital storage and new digital storage technologies. Once captured, the vast pool of captured and created content requires sophisticated and high-quality storage to support editing and other post-production tasks. Post-production requires streaming video quality and latencies that are very different from traditional enterprise storage. In addition, economic factors favor the creation of more collaborative workflows that span distance and time and create greater demand for networked and on-line storage, archiving working content, as well as more semiconductor storage to speed performance.
This session examines the challenges facing content capture and post-production storage, particularly with the transition to IP-based workflows and software defined storage. Listen to the experiences of filmmakers and storage developers. Find out what is required now and what is projected for the future.

9:15 AM Morning Break

9:30 AM Keynote Speaker 1.

10:00 AM Keynote Speaker 2.

10:30 AM Session B: Accelerating Workflows and Collaborative Tools: Solid State Storage for Real Time Production
Flash memory and other solid-state storage technologies are faster at reading and writing than HDDs but they are more expensive on a $/GB basis. On the other hand, solid-state memory can provide more transactions per $ and have lower operational costs than HDD.
This session will explore connectivity and interface technologies that are able to better use the capabilities of solid-state memory as well as look at the current and future application of solid-state memory for professional media and entertainment.

11:30 AM Lunch

1:00 PM First Panel of Professional Media and Entertainment End Users

2:00 PM Session C: Collaboration in the Clouds: Storing and Delivering Content Where it is Needed

What are the tools being used today that let content distributors quickly feed the unquenchable entertainment demand of people around the globe and content developers to create content anywhere? What is happening with cloud DVR/PVR? What is the role of cloud storage in various aspects of media and entertainment and how will high resolution content be moved between data centers? Hear from leading companies as well as end users on M&E cloud storage and content transport.

3:00 PM Session D: Rise of the Machines: Machine Learning Enables the Future of Asset Management, Metadata and Security in Media and Entertainment

Media entertainment professionals have new tools for protecting, organizing, finding and accessing content. These include artificial intelligence to recognize and organize content and create new types of metadata. Media asset management has developed new ways to organize and find content. At the same time providing security for value able media asserts on digital storage devices is an important industry issue and making the best use of digital storage resources drives many content retention discussions. This session explores the latest developments in metadata creation, content organization and search, storage virtualization and data security.

4:00 PM Afternoon Break

4:15 PM Session F: Preserving Digital Content—the Challenges, Needs, and Options

There is constant pressure on everyone in the visual industry to create, produce and distribute 4K and increasingly VR entertainment to awaiting audiences. The most difficult part of these projects is making certain the video products (including all of the video assets) are still available 5, 10, 20 years from now. A creative project is never finished; it just runs out of time. What processes are needed to ensure content owners can maximize their return on every frame of the digital film? Find out about valuable developments in content archiving, automated metadata generation and asset management that will make sure that our content libraries are resilient, strong and useful.
This session will help you to map out a strategy for long term retention of precious professional content.

5:15 PM Session G: Independent Panel—Protecting the Life of Content

Independent filmmakers may work alone but there are millions of them telling stories, educating, entertaining, preserving history, inspiring people, doing their part to change the world. Their numbers are growing and their talents are being honed because of low-cost 4K cameras, inexpensive/easy-to-use production tools and powerful desktop/notebook systems. Their challenge isn’t just storing their content but managing, controlling, tracking and protecting it.
This session will explore their storage requirements – capacity, bandwidth, media management and beyond.

6:00 PM Reception

8:00 PM End of Day (exhibits close)

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