Government Video Theater

Located on the show floor and open to all attendees, the Government Video Theater features back-to-back educational sessions and keynotes throughout Government Video Expo.

 

Wednesday, December 7

 

10:15 – 11 a.m. — "Rise of the Drones," presented by Television Internet Video Association (TIVA)

 

11 – 11:45 a.m. — "When You Should Be Shooting in 4K," presented by Panasonic

 

12 – 12:30 p.m. — A Conversation with Renard Jenkins, Vice President, Operations, PBS

 

12:30 – 1 p.m. — "LED Studio Lighting Conversion at WETA-TV," presented by Barbizon Lighting

 

1 – 2 p.m. — "The C-SPAN Perspective: Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Era," a Conversation with Robert G. Kennedy, President and Co-CEO, C-SPAN

 

2 – 3 p.m. — "Long-Term Retention of Video Data: Big Data at a Low Cost," presented by Ultrium LTO

 

3 – 4 p.m. — "Combat, Culture and Communication: A War Correspondent’s Stories from the Front Line," a Conversation with Gail McCabe, Executive Director, CreativeMediaMatters

 

4 – 5 p.m. — "Delivering Secure Internal Video," presented by IBM Cloud Video

 

5 – 5:45 p.m. — "Law Enforcement and Public Safety, Search and Rescue," presented by Stampede

 

5:45 p.m. — Prize Drawings (must be present to win)

 

Thursday, December 8

 

10:15 – 11 a.m. — "Getting Real: How Augmented and Virtual Reality Expand Your Reach," presented by the Producers Guild of America (PGA)

 

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. — "From Convergence to Software Defined — How You Can Prepare for the Next Tech Wave," presented by Quantum

 

12 – 1 p.m. — "Live Video Supports Tactical Decision-Making in the Nation’s Largest Fire Department," a Conversation with Timothy Herlocker, Director, Emergency Operations Center, Fire Department of New York City

 

1 – 2 p.m. — "More and Better Pixels: How NASA Plans to Use HDR, 4K, VR and Other Technologies to Take Everyone Along for the Ride to Mars," a Conversation with Rodney Grubbs, Program Manager, NASA’s Imagery Experts Program at the Marshall Space Flight Center

 

2 – 3 p.m. — "Drone Fever: UAS Issues for Media Production," a Conversation with Lisa Ellman, Partner and Co-Chair, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice at Hogan Lovells

 

3 – 3:45 p.m. — "Law Enforcement and Public Safety, Search and Rescue," presented by Stampede

 

3:45 p.m. — Prize Drawings (must be present to win)

 

 


 

Wednesday, December 7

10:15–11 a.m. | Government Video Theater
Rise of the Drones

Presented by Television Internet Video Association (TIVA) | OPEN TO ALL

This year’s “Rise of the Drones” panel members show the range of uses for drones in aerial cinematography for television and motion pictures, real estate, industrial survey and inspection, 2D/3D mapping, photography and more.

Come hear how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are used on the HGTV series Beachfront Bargain Hunt, and learn about the growing demand from television networks, film studios, ad agencies, production companies, private enterprises and government agencies.

Panelists support TV network clients such as Discovery Channel, HBO, Golf Channel, HGTV, History Channel, National Geographic Channel, NBC Sports, Travel Channel and DIY Network, NBC, CBS, Syfy, NPR and PBS, as well as The Washington Post, The New York Times and clients across the spectrum of needs. Hear how the FAA part 107 is opening doors for a wider commercial use of drone/UAV technologies in our region and the United States!

 

•  Moderator: Todd Clark, Vice President, Television Internet Video Association (TIVA)

•  Speaker: Brian J. Kelly, Single Malt Media

•  Speaker: Mike Sobola, private pilot/drone pilot, MikeSobola.com

•  Speaker: Belinda Kilby, Elevated Element

•  Speaker: Terry Kilby, Elevated Element

•  Speaker: Stuart Showalter, Hover Solutions

•  Speaker: Nathanael Showalter, Hover Solutions

•  Producer: Rodney Mitchell, Programming Chair, Television Internet Video Association (TIVA)

 

 

11–11:45 a.m. | Government Video Theater
When You Should Be Shooting in 4K
Presented by Panasonic | OPEN TO ALL

Professional 4K cameras are becoming more affordable and versatile, so 4K production is within reach for your next project. Many of the innovations in these new tools apply to HD shooting as well, so you will have choices in what you offer your clients: 4K for HD delivery or HD for HD delivery. Learn the best practices for shooting in 4K including when it provides the most advantages. In addition, you’ll learn about all the camera choices available for your next production.

 

•  Speaker: Michael Bergeron, Business Development Manager, Panasonic System Communications Co.

 

 

12–12:30 p.m. | Government Video Theater
A Conversation with PBS’s Renard Jenkins
Government Video Expo | OPEN TO ALL

Attendees will hear about PBS’s successful live end-to-end test of a unique combination of ultra-high definition (UHD) technologies, including high dynamic range (HDR) and DTS:X next-gen audio. The real-time transmission test occurred in September, with PBS partnering up with a host of tech companies along with PBS member stations in St. Paul, Minn. and Jackson, Miss. The PBS Advanced Format Center at NPR was behind the broadcast, led by Jenkins.

 

•  Speaker: Renard T. Jenkins, Vice President, Operations, PBS

•  Moderator: Tom Butts, Editor, TV Technology

 

 

12:30–1 p.m. | Government Video Theater
Barbizon Lighting Case Study: LED Studio Lighting Conversion at WETA-TV
Presented by Barbizon Lighting | OPEN TO ALL

Presenters Brian Diltz, Barbizon Lighting Systems Integrator and Charlie Ide, Lighting Director at WETA-TV showcase how they overcame the challenges of integrating tungsten and LED lighting at WETA’s large broadcast Studio. With many dynamic needs, the design team was able to maintain the existing infrastructure while staying within their budget.

 

•  Speaker: Brian Diltz, Barbizon Lighting Systems Integrator

•  Speaker: Charlie Ide, Lighting Director at WETA-TV

 

 

1–2 p.m. | Government Video Theater
The C-SPAN Perspective: Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Era
Government Video Expo | OPEN TO ALL

Robert Kennedy, who first spoke at Government Video Expo in 2000, returns this year to offer attendees a look at how C-SPAN has responded to challenges posed by the digital environment and how the network’s use of technology has evolved and expanded over the years.

 

•  Speaker: Robert G. Kennedy, President and Co-CEO, C-SPAN

 

 

2–3 p.m. | Government Video Theater
Long-Term Retention of Video Data: Big Data at a Low Cost
Presented by Ultrium LTO | OPEN TO ALL

Video retention policies are getting longer each year, in some cases like legal and government retention is decades. Video quality and the requirement to retain data in a unaltered format, including the frame rate, means video retention has the potential to be one of the biggest strains on IT budgets.

Estimates are that in 2016 27 million days of video data will be generated every day, that amounts to up to 800 PB of data, even if only 1 percent is kept for decades that is 8 PB generated daily!

Learn about multiple solutions that use LTO Technology with LTFS to make retention of data as cost effective as possible with an ease of use that is similar to other removable medias that use file based storage. LTO Technology is bringing tape back to video surveillance.

 

•  Speaker: Laura Loredo, Product Marketing Manager, Nearline Storage, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, The LTO Program

 

 

3–4 p.m. | Government Video Theater
Combat, Culture and Communication: A War Correspondent’s Stories from the Front Line
Government Video Expo | OPEN TO ALL

Gail McCabe has been in the thick of it, from Desert Storm to Africa, Afghanistan, Iraq, covering missions of occupation to humanitarian response, combat, cultural comprehension. She traces her time from tube technology to early digital to HD. Through it all, she has answered the demands of covering the American military mission as a one-woman-band: videographer, reporter, producer and editor. McCabe has sought out and brought to light rare coverage of operational and personal progress as well as setbacks — stories that have their roots in the three C’s: culture, communication and combat.

 

•  Speaker: Gail McCabe, Executive Director, CreativeMediaMatters

 

 

4–5 p.m. | Government Video Theater
Delivering Secure Internal Video
Presented by IBM Cloud Video | OPEN TO ALL

Learn the history of Ustream and IBM’s significant investment in cloud video, which is powering internal video solutions for government organizations. New SaaS (Software as a Service) based offerings are allowing organizations to manage their live and on-demand video assets in the cloud, powering large government bodies. Organizations can now control who has access to their content and are also be able to track usage on a per viewer basis for both compliance and informative objectives. This session will showcase web based features to manage internal facing video, how government organizations can avoid internal network bottlenecks and how the acquisition from IBM is continuing to shape and improve internal video solutions.

 

•  Speaker: Scott Grizzle, Senior Sales Engineer, Ustream Inc., an IBM Company

 

 

5–5:45 p.m. | Government Video Theater
Law Enforcement and Public Safety, Search and Rescue
Presented by Stampede | OPEN TO ALL

The use of small to large unmanned aerial vehicles by first responders, law enforcement agencies and search and rescue personnel. Topics include sensors, operations, tactics and technology.

 

•  Speaker: Fred Bivetto, Dean, School of Unmanned Technology, UVU

 

 

5:45 p.m. | Government Video Theater
Prize Drawings (must be present to win)
Government Video Expo | OPEN TO ALL

 

 

Thursday, December 8

 

 

10:15 a.m.–11 a.m. | Government Video Theater
Getting Real: How Augmented and Virtual Reality Expand Your Reach
Presented by the Producers Guild of America (PGA) | OPEN TO ALL

Virtual reality (VR) has had a long lifecycle as a technology for medical, military and advanced video game research and development. But VR has advanced to a true consumer product level, expanding beyond augmented reality (AR) applications, glasses and headsets to power experiences that are compelling and immersive. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) estimates that 1.2 million VR headsets will be sold in the United States in 2016. Further, the CTA projects that by 2020, the overall value of the VR market will be between $50 and $150 billion. As VR content moves onto mobile devices and cost-effective headsets at an increasing pace, producers will be in greater demand for new forms of immersive storytelling.

How can these tools be used effectively to reach your core constituency? Imagine a citizen being able to visualize in the real world where a government plans to build a new bridge, road or transit station; where workers can have manuals, expert advice, maps and diagrams directly in their peripheral vision; or where anyone can experience (and therefore understand) the outbreak of a deadly disease like Ebola.

Join a panel of VR makers, journalists and industry insiders for a thought-provoking and insightful conversation about the past, present and future of this “new” technology.

 

•  Speaker: Steve Koenig, Senior Director of Industry Analysis, Consumer Technology Association

•  Speaker: William Anthony, Director, Television and Motion Pictures, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

•  Speaker: Caitlin Burns, Vice Chair, Producers Guild of America, New Media Council

•  Speaker: Brian Savoie, Director, Technology, Education and Outreach, NAB

•  Speaker: Lynn Hughes, Chair Emeritus, Producers Guild of America, National Capital Chapter

 

 

11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Government Video Theater
From Convergence to Software Defined – How You Can Prepare for the Next Tech Wave
Presented by Quantum | OPEN TO ALL

Converged infrastructure is more than the latest technology buzzword. The promise of a combined platform for storage, compute and network resources to simplify infrastructure and streamline operations cannot be ignored. Can high performance media workflows take advantage of the full potential of convergence to offer the ultimate flexibility of software-defined storage? Learn how converged architectures can optimize your workflows today while preparing you for the future.

 

•  Speaker: Dave Frederick, Senior Director, Media & Entertainment, Quantum

 

 

12 p.m.–1 p.m. | Government Video Theater
Live Video Supports Tactical Decision-Making in the Nation’s Largest Fire Department
Government Video Expo | OPEN TO ALL

 

•  Speaker: Timothy Herlocker, Director, Emergency Operations Center, Fire Department of New York City

 

 

1–2 p.m. | Government Video Theater
More and Better Pixels: How NASA Plans to Use HDR, 4K, VR and Other Technologies to Take Everyone Along for the Ride to Mars
Government Video Expo | OPEN TO ALL

Rodney Grubbs will discuss how NASA is currently developing plans for human exploration of Mars by the 2030s. Between now and then, excursions to the Moon and asteroids will provide opportunities to test all the technologies needed for Mars missions. He will present recent VR footage from Mars as well as programming from the NASA’s new UHD Channel and take questions from the audience.

 

•  Speaker: Rodney Grubbs, Program Manager, NASA’s Imagery Experts Program at the Marshall Space Flight Center

 

 

2–3 p.m. | Government Video Theater
Drone Fever: UAS Issues for Media Production
National Drone Show | OPEN TO ALL

Recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on drones and law, Lisa Ellman will speak about the legal implications of the use of unmanned aerial systems in media production. Ellman will address the process of connecting innovators with policymakers to more quickly bring about the benefits of drones in a safe, secure way that gains the public’s trust; and discuss the general benefits of commercial drones for various businesses that are paving the way for broader UAS airspace integration.

 

•  Speaker: Lisa Ellman, Partner and Co-Chair, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice at Hogan Lovells

 

 

3–3:45 p.m. | Government Video Theater
Law Enforcement and Public Safety, Search and Rescue
Presented by Stampede | OPEN TO ALL

The use of small to large unmanned aerial vehicles by first responders, law enforcement agencies and search and rescue personnel. Topics include sensors, operations, tactics and technology.

 

•  Speaker: Fred Bivetto, Dean, School of Unmanned Technology, UVU

 

 

3:45 p.m. | Government Video Theater
Prize Drawings (must be present to win)
Government Video Expo | OPEN TO ALL