Programme

Broadcast Tech Events

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09:00
  1. 60 mins
    • Tech Innovation
    • Demo
    • TechHub
    • Creative Tech
10:00
  1. 30 mins
    • Tech Innovation
    "In Conversation With" features special guest Adele Fletcher AMPS. Adele is a highly respected and BAFTA-winning  Sound Editor specialising in dialogue and ADR: from "Peaky Blinders" to "Spencer" and "No Time to Die" and her work covers a wide range. She is also currently Vice-Chair of the Association of Motion Picture Sound. At this event she will be talking about her career path, the importance of good dialogue in a soundtrack, and discussing the way the sound post industry is moving toward an ever-more diverse and creative future. 
10:30
  1. 40 mins
    • Creative Tech
    It's been a turbulent year for the production community with every company having to adapt to new ways of working, adjusting budgets to allow for new protocols and dealing with a crewing and staffing crisis. So how have these 3 leaders in production dealt with the issues and what positives have they taken away to apply in the future?
11:00
  1. 30 mins
    • Tech Innovation
    The adoption in VP (Virtual Production), and in particular Extended Reality (XR) or "In-Camera Visual Effects", along with the development in technology and growing availability of talent mean that, increasingly, effects are being captured 'live' through mixed reality production techniques as opposed to being applied in post-production. In this panel, we'll look at the notion of 'fix it in pre' and the role, if any, that post facilities and skillsets have to play as more and more productions employ VP.
  2. 30 mins
    • Demo

    KAIROS is a next generation live production platform that enables unprecedented productivity for studios and live events. Based on open software, KAIROS can work with a simultaneous combination of video inputs such as ST 2110, NDI, SRT or baseband SDI. It can output to standard resolutions such as HD and UHD alongside non-traditional formats such as 32:9 for an LED backdrop when working within virtual studios – all with a latency of just a single frame. KAIROS Creator is the platform’s intuitive and extremely well-designed Graphic User Interface that enables the management of an unlimited number of video layers.
     

    Our KAIROS operator will show how teams with varied levels of experience be able to deliver engaging content or set-up complex systems with limited training time. We will also have KAIROS Control, its software customisable control panel, on hand for the demos.
11:20
  1. 50 mins
    • Creative Tech
    The six-part submarine thriller's first episode made for the BBC by World Productions attracted an audience of 13.4 million viewers, making it the highest rated new drama launch across all UK channels since 2018. We talk to the creative teams behind the hit drama on just how it was made from the impressive production through to the post, audio and VFX.
11:45
  1. 30 mins
    • Tech Innovation
    Delivering a captivating experience is at the forefront of producers minds when it comes to delivering any format. This panel will highlight the strategy of how broadcasters and digital content producers are connecting with their audience using the latest innovations in technology.
  2. 35 mins
    • TechHub
    At a time when many aspects of the Film and TV Sound business have “never been busier” a panel of experienced Sound Professionals discuss the state of the industry right now, how to get the best sound team for your project and how to maximise the impact of investing in a good soundtrack. We will also discuss the current opportunities for those coming into the industry and look at the ways the audio business can improve diversity and inclusivity, starting at grass roots level.
12:00
  1. 30 mins
    • Demo

    KAIROS is a next generation live production platform that enables unprecedented productivity for studios and live events. Based on open software, KAIROS can work with a simultaneous combination of video inputs such as ST 2110, NDI, SRT or baseband SDI. It can output to standard resolutions such as HD and UHD alongside non-traditional formats such as 32:9 for an LED backdrop when working within virtual studios – all with a latency of just a single frame. KAIROS Creator is the platform’s intuitive and extremely well-designed Graphic User Interface that enables the management of an unlimited number of video layers.
     

    Our KAIROS operator will show how teams with varied levels of experience be able to deliver engaging content or set-up complex systems with limited training time. We will also have KAIROS Control, its software customisable control panel, on hand for the demos.
12:20
  1. 30 mins
    • Creative Tech
    Final Pixel reveals the technology secrets of Virtual Production and how to use it for innovative storytelling. Using real-world examples and behind the scenes footage, see how Virtual Production is changing the way we make film and TV - forever.
12:25
  1. 35 mins
    • Tech Innovation
    This session will offer a breakdown of the core values and approach to film restoration from the team at ITV Content Delivery, and the impact the work has had on BritBox's audience.
12:30
  1. 30 mins
    • TechHub

    Daria Fissoun will examine the benefits of DaVinci Resolve's Collaborative Mode from principal photography through to finishing and how Walt Disney Studios is utilizing the workflow to produce original content for its streaming service, Disney+.

13:00
  1. 40 mins
    • Creative Tech
    Bringing together some of the leaders in the post production industry to discuss the current challenges around recruitment, scheduling and budgeting pressures on post houses as volumes increase but budgets are squeezed.
  2. 30 mins
    • Demo

    KAIROS is a next generation live production platform that enables unprecedented productivity for studios and live events. Based on open software, KAIROS can work with a simultaneous combination of video inputs such as ST 2110, NDI, SRT or baseband SDI. It can output to standard resolutions such as HD and UHD alongside non-traditional formats such as 32:9 for an LED backdrop when working within virtual studios – all with a latency of just a single frame. KAIROS Creator is the platform’s intuitive and extremely well-designed Graphic User Interface that enables the management of an unlimited number of video layers.
     

    Our KAIROS operator will show how teams with varied levels of experience be able to deliver engaging content or set-up complex systems with limited training time. We will also have KAIROS Control, its software customisable control panel, on hand for the demos.
13:15
  1. 30 mins
    • Tech Innovation

    The panel will discuss the benefits of moving from SDI to IP connectivity for facility builds, explaining how IP works to reduce cabling, add a great deal of flexibility in operations, enable high-resolution workflows and future-proof expansions and new building installations.

  2. 40 mins
    • TechHub
    As the staffing, crewing and recruitment crisis deepens across the broadcast industry as a whole, we discuss with business leaders how this has been affecting them, what immediate steps can be taken and how we can future proof careers and job opportunities.
13:50
  1. 30 mins
    • Creative Tech
    Diversity, equality, and inclusion continues to gain steam in the Broadcast and Media Industry as organisations are realising the vast benefits. Many organisations are now putting the D&I roles into their management teams and supporting organisations such as RISE and MAMA Youth Project. We are talking to the heads of two of these organisations, a Group Director of D&I and a direct influence of these initiatives; asking what has changed and how do we expedite progress by helping management define a common vision for what inclusion means and embed that vision directly into the business strategy. This is a collaborative panel to identify and promote Inclusion policy and activities within the Broadcast Industry.
14:00
  1. 30 mins
    • Tech Innovation

    Blazing Griffin Post Production (Guilt, Killing Escobar and Shetland) will discuss its work in delivering the grade, online and finish for hit BBC drama Vigil (BBC), while also exploring the creative benefits of collaborative working practices through DaVinci Resolve.

    Talking points will include: 

    • Introduction to Blazing Griffin and how a surge in high-end drama like Vigil is benefiting Scotland’s production landscape
    • Logistics around organizing and implementing an ambitious post-production schedule during a global pandemic on hit BBC drama
    • Creative challenges in developing Vigil’s look with SDR and HDR deliverables
    • Overcoming challenges in the online and VFX using DaVinci Resolve's Collaborative Mode
  2. 30 mins
    • Demo

    KAIROS is a next generation live production platform that enables unprecedented productivity for studios and live events. Based on open software, KAIROS can work with a simultaneous combination of video inputs such as ST 2110, NDI, SRT or baseband SDI. It can output to standard resolutions such as HD and UHD alongside non-traditional formats such as 32:9 for an LED backdrop when working within virtual studios – all with a latency of just a single frame. KAIROS Creator is the platform’s intuitive and extremely well-designed Graphic User Interface that enables the management of an unlimited number of video layers.
     

    Our KAIROS operator will show how teams with varied levels of experience be able to deliver engaging content or set-up complex systems with limited training time. We will also have KAIROS Control, its software customisable control panel, on hand for the demos.
14:15
  1. 30 mins
    • TechHub

    The SMPTE Annual Technical Conference is a longstanding landmark event for the global media & entertainment markets. The conference is the only industry event with peer-reviewed content, manuscripts and presentations. Topics included advances in acquisition technologies, IP infrastructures, virtual production, media in the cloud, and sustainability. If you missed any of the sessions, don't worry the SMPTE UK team are here to give you the highlights of the conference!

14:30
  1. 40 mins
    • Creative Tech
    This state of the Nation discussion will review the impact of the last 18months, remote working and how businesses have had to adapt but also how the UK has become this exceptional creative hub with Google, Apple, Netflix, and Amazon operating in the UK, what have been the significant opportunities? Also how is the VFX community looking to tackle the gap in talent shortages and retaining talent in our sector.
14:40
  1. 25 mins
    • Tech Innovation

    Jamie Allan, head of media, entertainment and broadcast for EMEA at NVIDIA will talk through the state of AI in the broadcast industry today and how what should be considered when looking at bringing AI into a media organisation at scale. How do we create AI from scratch? What are the best ways to approach innovating our businesses with AI? How do we best start on the journey of adopting AI tools into our existing ecosystem?

15:00
  1. 30 mins
    • Demo

    KAIROS is a next generation live production platform that enables unprecedented productivity for studios and live events. Based on open software, KAIROS can work with a simultaneous combination of video inputs such as ST 2110, NDI, SRT or baseband SDI. It can output to standard resolutions such as HD and UHD alongside non-traditional formats such as 32:9 for an LED backdrop when working within virtual studios – all with a latency of just a single frame. KAIROS Creator is the platform’s intuitive and extremely well-designed Graphic User Interface that enables the management of an unlimited number of video layers.

    Our KAIROS operator will show how teams with varied levels of experience be able to deliver engaging content or set-up complex systems with limited training time. We will also have KAIROS Control, its software customisable control panel, on hand for the demos.

  2. 20 mins
    • TechHub

    Imagine living through lockdown without the opportunity to re-watch the best sporting finals? Would there have been enough existing content to take us through lockdown? Iron Mountain Entertainment Services (IMES) partners with clients around the world to protect and activate their media archives, preserving their collective cultural heritage to guarantee access to your media archives when you need them.

    IMES helps you preserve, access, and monetize your content. This session will focus on the services IMES has to offer and will be bought to you by Simon Jones and Chris Fossey, who combined have over 40 years’ experience and knowledge of working with Media Archives. They will provide you with their insights on the importance of preserving and digitising your media content.

15:10
  1. 20 mins
    • Tech Innovation
    Andy Beale is here to talk to us about operationally BT Sport aims to become a more sustainable broadcaster, contributing towards BT Group’s target of curbing its carbon emissions to net zero by 2030 for its own operational emissions and further by 2040 for its supply chain and customer emissions.

    BT Sport's Green Routine is the broadcaster’s effort as a responsible broadcaster to raise awareness of the climate emergency.

15:35
  1. 35 mins
    • Tech Innovation
    This panel will discuss the impact of the last year on technological advancements and how technology has changed & accelerated due to the pandemic. What is the panels vision for future tech and what are the leaders and purveyors of technology, looking for in the future.

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