InfoComm 2019: Training Sessions & Seminars

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Manufacturer Training Sessions

Panasonic: DSruptive: Digital Signage Trends Changing the Tech Landscape

Date: Tuesday, June 11

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Orange County Convention Center - W303A

Speakers: Joe Conover & Rudy Vitti

Description: Digital Signage, once static physical screens, has slowly shifted into newer, more dynamic applications designed to engage passersby rather than solely inform. In this session, Brent Sanders will provide an overview of the marketplace before discussing and demoing the newest disruptive technologies. 

Conover will lead a discussion on the pros and potential cons of each technology, explain suitability for different applications, and lead a workshop where participants can experiment with the different technologies live on-site. The trending technologies showcased may include: Bluetooth beacons, concealed/multi-purpose projection sources, interactive signage, mobile content delivery from static products via LightID, facial recognition, augmented reality, and support technologies for those with visual impairments.

This session is open to all seminar and workshop package holders, and will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Panasonic: Education Workflows with NDI(R): Moving Towards an all IP Workflow for Education

Date: Thursday, June 13

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Orange County Convention Center - W303A

Speakers: Hamid James

Description: This session will go through various video production workflows for education and lecture capture and the ability to use Network Device Interface (NDI(R)) to work entirely over IP. Media or Video over IP will be defined and the session will educate users on the various standards available with a focus on the NDI(R) standard. Total system solutions consisting of NDI(R) capable cameras, switchers, and partner lecture capture systems will be outlined to show end-to-end workflows available to integrate and build today.

This session is open to all seminar and workshop package holders, and will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

InfoComm Seminars

Case Study: Redefining Student Life with AV Technology

Date: Wednesday, June 12

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Location: Orange County Convention Center - W304G

Speakers: Robert Davidson & Terry Dallas

Description: Today's university students are accustomed to advanced technology in and out of class. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) recently opened a 175,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art student union building designed to meet this demand. Here, students are reaping the benefits of an immersive use of AV technology to share information, create collaborative study opportunities and relax between classes. This session will review the design strategy behind empowering student innovation and collaboration outside the classroom, including best practices and lessons learned. 

Attendees will:

  • Learn about how critical partnerships are in the process (manufacturers, integrators, customers, etc.)
  • Learn about the different design approaches (With or without an A/V consultant)
  • Learn about the importance of working with the architects throughout the process
  • Learn about managing the budget for a large A/V project. What happens when there's not enough money? What you shouldn't give up.
  • Discuss how ERAU students specifically are using AV technology in new and interesting ways

This session is open to all seminar and workshop package holders and will be seated on a first-come, first -served basis.

Leading Projection Mapping Projects

Date: Wednesday, June 12

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Orange County Convention Center - W306AB

Speakers: Josh Weisberg

Description: Due to the interactive nature of this session, capacity is strictly limited. Attendance will be capped to the first 25 registrants to add this session to their schedules.

Learn the practical steps required for a typical projection mapping project, emphasizing projecter usage. We'll start with an outline of different types of projection mapping projects and then examine concrete project steps, including how to determine the best projection coverage, select the appropriate lens, utilize key planning tools, create the content template, and plan for the unexpected from temperature control to cabling. Using real life examples from his own career as a co-founder of WorldStage and president of Navolo AV, Weisberg will give participants an opportunity to try their hand at a sample challenge before allowing time for a Q&A. All attendees will receive a 11-page guide to reinforce their learning, complete with visual diagrams and sample calculations.

Participants will:

  • Identify the three basic types of projection mapping projects and the appropriate approach to designing the projection system for each 
  • Develop a working knowledge of the tools most salient to a projection mapping project
  • Walk away feeling competent enough to effectively lead a projection mapping project

Achieving Multi Camera Production with a Single Camera Using Region of Interest

Date: Wednesday, June 12

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: Orange County Convention Center - W307CD

Speakers: Michael Bergeron

Description: This session will cover the requirements and capabilities of a multi-view region of interest (ROI) camera system. ROI produces multiple views as windows from a single high resolution wide angle camera covering a full presentation area, stage or field of play. An ROI system seeks to replace several traditional cameras with one camera. It can employ intelligent camera tracking to deliver multiple views from a single operator or none at all, saving space staff and time. Recent introductions of machine learning and higher resolution imaging make this approach viable for a growing list of applications.

This session will:

  • Introduce the audience to the concept of ROI shooting and identify the components
  • Present the technologies driving this ROI approach in order to predict where the technology is heading
  • Identify applications where the ROI approach will have the best outcomes

This session is open to all seminar and workshop package holders, and will be seated on a first-come, first -served basis.

Designing for the 4K Evolution

Date: Wednesday, June 12

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: Orange County Convention Center - W304G

Speakers: Gary Kayye

Description: In this session, Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe publications, will explore all things 4K. Beginning with a review of the different technologies marketed as 4K and the benefits and limitations of each (accompanied by live demos), Kayye will then provide his predictions for the adoption rates of 4K AV technology over the next 2-5 years based on rAVe's custom industry research. Lastly, Kayye will share a roadmap explaining how attendees can design for the market shift to 4K, including a timeline for migrating every aspect of a workflow to meet 4K demands, from bandwidth considerations to technology acquisition strategy to storage tactics.

Attendees will:

  • Understand how 4k technology works and the benefits and limitations of various manufacturer approach to creating 4K images
  • Understand how industry peers are currently planning for a 4K workflow 
  • Develop a personalized roadmap to responsibly and efficiently convert to an all 4K workflow

This session is open to all seminar and workshop package holders, and will be seated on a first-come, first -served basis.