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Next SMPTE Hollywood Webinar To Explore Remote Sports Production


Greg Ciaccio (Photo: SMPTE Hollywood)

The Hollywood section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has announced the next webinar in its “Meet an Industry Innovator” series, scheduled for Thursday, October 8 at noon PST. It will look at remote workflow solutions for covering sports and other live events, and it will include reps from Mobile TV Group and Gravity Media, talking about how they’re helping broadcasters remotely produce live events safely and cost-effectively.


Nick Garvin/Dale Canino from Mobile TV Group

Mobile TV Group COO Nick Garvin and Director of Technology Dale Canino will talk about the company’s IP-based, mobile production units, currently used by Fox Sports and others.  MTVG unveiled its first IP mobile unit, dubbed 45 FLEX, at NAB 2019, where it was awarded Best of Show. Garvin and Canino will also discuss MTVG’s new “Cloud Control” workflow developed for Fox, Altitude, Root, Sinclair and ATT to help manage their workflows during the pandemic and beyond.

Marc Genin and Will Wright from Gravity Media

Also on hand will be Gravity Media Executive Vice President Marc Genin and Head of Production and Content/Executive Producer Will Wright to talk about how Gravity is helping sports broadcasters and others move operations off-site. They’re doing this by offering high-speed connectivity solutions to link camera operators at sports facilities to production centers across the globe.

The discussion will be moderated by Greg Ciaccio, who is on the SMPTE Hollywood Board of Directors and formerly served in executive operational roles at Technicolor, Deluxe, and Sim & Ascent.

The “Meet an Industry Innovator” webinars are free but registration is required.

You can learn more about these webinars and others at the SMPTE Hollywood site.


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