Events

Nov
25
Sat
Welcome back to NaSTA! @ The Deep End, University of Westminster
Nov 25 @ 14:00 – 18:00
Welcome back to NaSTA! @ The Deep End, University of Westminster | England | United Kingdom
This is a FREE event open to all student television stations. It is a great chance to get things going for the year and meet up with other students and find out about what is coming up in the world of student television and the National Student Television Association (NaSTA). There will also be some guests from industry present as well, more info to be announced.
 
There’ll also be free Pizza and Drinks!
 
Hope to see as many of you there, we can’t wait to hear stories about what stations have been up to so far!
 
Saturday 25th November 2017 14-18:00
Address: The Deep End, University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, London W1B 2HT

If arriving by tube, the nearest station is Oxford Circus.

If arriving by car, parking is available in nearby side roads, however at a hefty rate of £4.90 per hour as the location is right next to Oxford Street shops!

 
University of Westminster, London, the home of Smoke TV
Nov
30
Thu
Why CrCb? Are Existing Broadcast Formats Suitable for HDR WCG Content? @ Erricson
Nov 30 @ 18:00 – 20:30
Why CrCb? Are Existing Broadcast Formats Suitable for HDR WCG Content? @ Erricson | Hedge End | England | United Kingdom

With higher resolution, wider colour gamut and extended dynamic range, the new Ultra High Definition TV (UHD) standards define a container which allows content creators to offer the consumer a much more immersive visual experience. However there are some artefacts noted within the container particularly around HDR material. Olie Bauman outlines why YCrCb are used and the human vision systems response to changes in chroma / luminance and the Correlation between R, G and B.

As HDR and WCG expand the Colour Volumes he will show why thse increased from SD (601) to HD (709) to UHD (2020) and show the difference between PQ (Display Referred) and HLG (Scene Referred ) workflows.

From this background he will show examples of artefacts due to Chroma down sampling and show the different characteristics – depending on work flow.

He highlights that the problems will become greater as more content exploiting the full UHD container becomes available, requiring additional care and processing in content production and delivery.

Dec
12
Tue
Can the Public Cloud Replace Traditional Broadcast Infrastructure?
Dec 12 @ 18:00 – 20:45
Can the Public Cloud Replace Traditional Broadcast Infrastructure? @ Cambridge | England | United Kingdom

The buzz of the industry for the last few years has undoubtedly been ‘the cloud’,
a term that is much used and often abused. Customer dialogue often begins with wanting
to move services to the public cloud but without the full appreciation of the implications,
timescales, security issues and costs.

This presentation will explore developments in software-defined solutions for playout
and automation, the challenges in virtualising them, the considerations required to
move these services onto the public cloud and the benefits/trade-offs thereof.