Presentations are linked by speaker or title below


1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Charles Poynton course:
Physics, Optics, and Electronics of Image Sensors
Perceptual Uniformity in Digital Image Representation
Color Formation
Image Controls Bit Depth
Wide Gamut Image Capture


9:00 am – 4:40 pm HPA Supersession – Shift Happens: Not Your Father’s Post

9:00 am – 9:30 am Keynote – “Not your Father’s Post”
A generational conversation about the past, present and future of post, if you can call it that.  Can the old learn from the young? Do the old know shift? Have the rules really changed? Are there even rules? Whatever.
Leon Silverman, HPA
Michael Cioni, Light Iron

9:30 am – 10:00 am “Everything Else”
The moving-image media are now all file-based and post-produced — except, that is, for news, sports, and live events ranging from awards shows to zoo births, with art-exhibit openings, ballet, concerts, opera, and theater thrown in. Even in movie theaters, live events are the fastest-growing segment of the box office. How does “everything else” figure into the big shift?
Mark Schubin

11:40 am – 12:40 pm “Getting [It] There” – panel
The rapid proliferation of download and streaming of video content has completely changed consumer options, habits and expectations. An exploration of the shift from VHS, DVD, BluRay to download and streaming of video content will look to provide new insights into the new landscape.
Moderator: Seth Hallen, Sony DADC New Media Solutions
Derek Powell, Deloitte Consulting

1:40 pm – 2:50 pm “Cyber and Content Security: Time for a Strategy Change” – panel
The need to protect our organizations and assets from cyber security threats has never been more apparent since the destructive breach at Sony.  Security and industry experts will explore the ways that the Media and Entertainment ecosystem can identify potential threats, and will discuss the challenges of prioritizing and funding security initiatives.
Moderator: Kari Grubin– NSS Labs
Ted Harrington, Independent Security Evaluators


8:55 am – 9:15 am Introduction & Technology Year in Review – Mark Schubin

9:15 am – 10:00 am Washington Update – Jim Burger, Thompson Coburn LLP

10:00 am – 10:45 am UHD Content Protection: a View from All Sides of the Ecosystem
Moderator: Rusti Baker, ARM
Wendy Aylsworth, Warner Bros.
Helena Handschuh, Secure Content Storage Association Security Working Group
Heather Field, FOX
Carolina Lavatelli, Internet of Trust

11:30 am – Noon Integer and Fractional Frame Rates: Pros, Cons, & Help Desks
Bruce Devlin, Dalet & John Pallett, Telestream

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Broadcasters Panel
Moderator: Matthew Goldman, Ericsson

4:15 pm – 5:45 pm Next Generation Cinema: New Technologies and Techniques and What They Mean for Filmmakers
Extended Color Gamut: What Do Artists Need? (includes laser-projected demo) -
Matt Cowan, Entertainment Technology Consultants &
Jan Frölich, Stuttgart Media University
Pairing the Mathematics of Motion and Frame Rate with Artistic Vision -
Bill Bennett, ASC and Tony Davis, Tessive
Laser Projection and Higher Dynamic Range – Pete Ludé, RealD
Suspending Disbelief: When and How to Use New Tools and Techniques
Moderator: David Geffner, ICG Magazine
Michael Goi, ASC

5:45 pm – 6:00 pm 120fps High Frame Rate Production, a Universal Production Format?
Jim DeFilippis, TMS Consultancy


8:45 am – 10:30 am Understanding the New Acquisition
Sensor-Lens Options for 4K Acquisition – Mark Schubin
Solar Activity and Lit/Stuck/Dead Pixels – Joel Ordesky, Court Five Productions
Role of Non-Linear Coding of the Television Image -
Masayuki Sugawara, NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories
4K, HDR, and Imagers – Peter Centen, Grass Valley

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Drones for Dummies – Tom Hallman, Pictorvision

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm DPP and IMF panel
Moderator: Debra Kaufman, industry analyst
Sieg Heep, Modern VideoFilm
John Hurst, CineCert

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Cloud Demystified: Understanding the Coming Transformation from File- to Network- Based Workflows
Moderator: Erik Weaver, Entertainment Technology Center, USC

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm IP or Not IP: What Is the Question?
Eric Pohl, National TeleConsultants


9:15 am – 9:30 am AXF: Now a Standard – Merrill Weiss, Merrill Weiss Group

9:45 am – 10:00 am MPEG-H and Immersive Sound – Robert Bleidt, Fraunhofer DMT

10:30 am – 11:00 am Automated QC for Files panel
Moderator: Mike Christmann, Flying Eye
Henry Gu, GIC
Chad Rounsavall, Nexidia
Howard Twine, VidCheck

11:00 am – 11:15 am Image Analysis for Enhanced Quality – Dirk Hildebrandt, Wavelet Beam

11:45 am – noon Utilizing Fingerprinting Technology for Shot Matching: Benefits & Challenges -
Mike Witte, Vobile & Steve Klevatt, Warner Bros. MPI

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm A Really-Big Announcement – Steve Lampen, Belden