Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Detroit Section Meeting Notice
May 2009


Section Chairman
Chuck Reti
Reti Video Services
(313) 980-6794

Bob Zeichner
Roscor Michigan, Inc.

Past Chairman
Mark Anzicek
ZenTechnologies, Inc.


Vince Capizzo
Midnight Designs, Inc.

James M. Totten

Dave Westermann
Ross Video Inc.

Dave Wertheimer
Art Institute of Michigan

Frank Maynard
CBS Television

W. Wallace Murray

Test Materials Advisor
Harold Miller
Harold Miller Associates

Harold Miller
Harold Miller Associates

Central Region Governor
W. Wallace Murray

DATE:   Tuesday, May 12, 2009

TIME:   7:30 PM

LOCATION:   Embassy Suites Detroit / Southfield
28100 Franklin Road
Southfield, Mich.
(248) 350-2000

SPEAKERS:   Scott Matics
Product Marketing Manager, Integrated Production Solutions, Grass Valley Group

SUBJECT:   Modern and Efficient Broadcast Control Room Operation

This month's presentation is a technical and business discussion on the modern and efficient operation of a broadcast production control room. Topics to be discussed include gaining efficiencies without making production sacrifices, flexible control room automation, and implementing a C.O.P.E. (Create Once, Publish Everywhere) workflow. Grass Valley's Ignite control room automation will be explained along with a discussion of new features, along with the multi-distribution product MediaFUSE, which allows broadcast content to be automatically repurposed for the Web and mobile users.

Scott Matics manages the product marketing for the MediaFUSE line of automated content re-purposing products at Thomson-Grass Valley's Integrated Production Solutions, in Jacksonville, Florida. Matics is responsible for product evolvement, from market research to conception and management of the product lifecycle to worldwide customers. Matics' past experience includes various marketing management, sales and development positions, spanning the past twenty-three years, including twelve years working directly in the broadcast television control room, robotic camera automation, and Internet technology development fields. He is a 1985 graduate of West Virginia University - Institute of Technology, with a degree in Electrical Engineering / Power Technology.

Thanks to Neil Silber of Grass Valley Group for providing meeting space.

Managers' Dinner starting at 5:30 pm at Jack's Grille inside the Embassy Suites.

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