Travails with my camera: Investigations with Prototype Workflows and Specialist Cameras for Wider Platform Coverage, Increased Sustainability, and Generic Distribution
Date & Time
Thursday, October 27, 2022, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Simon Thompson
In recent years, broadcast research has looked intensively at creating a robust workflow that can produce images for a small variety of target devices. Despite many different broadcasters undertaking such work, the resulting workflows are remarkably similar. Now we can begin to look at how these workflows can be extended to deliver to a wider number of platforms and devices and how novel techniques can be utilised to better our product.
With plenty of time during various lockdowns and by gaining access to retired colleagues’ cupboards of prototype cameras and radical ideas, the author decided to investigate the non-obvious things these cameras could do, how (or if) they can be integrated in to current workflows and, crucially, what’s missing?
By using novel plenoptic cameras, can we dramatically reduce our power usage at events?
By using novel HFR or wide-angle cameras and new metadata in productions, can we create a single format that can work for TV and AR and can we easily create multiple output formats for a wider range of consumer electronic devices?
Is there an easier way to integrate true next-generation audio within current UHD workflows using signalling that already exists?
With a summer of testing – what can we learn?
Location Name
Salon 1
Take-Aways from this Presentation
Understand if, and how, new camera types, new output formats and new requirements can be integrated in to current workflows.