Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Detroit Section Meeting Notice
February 2010


Section Chairman
Chuck Reti
CBS Television
(313) 980-6794

Bob Zeichner
Roscor Michigan, Inc.

Past Chairman
Mark Anzicek
ZenTechnologies, Inc.


Dave Wertheimer
Art Institute of Michigan

Frank Maynard
CBS Television

W. Wallace Murray

Vince Capizzo
Midnight Designs, Inc.

Louis Johnson

Education Advisor
Ray Previ
Preray Productions

Central Region Governor
W. Wallace Murray
AT&T (Ret.)

DATE:   Thursday, February 18, 2010 (Note special date and time)
TIME:   6:30 PM
LOCATION:   FOX Sports Detroit
26555 Evergreen Road (Between Civic Center Dr. and I-696/11 Mile Rd.)
Southfield, Michigan
SPEAKER:   Gary Seleski
Chief Engineer, FOX Sports Detroit
SUBJECT:   New HD Facilities at FSDetroit

Fox Sports Detroit is the regional sports network in the Detroit market. This past fall, FSDetroit went live with their all-new HD origination studio, with concurrent HD upgrades in the entire plant. Gary Seleski will provide us with a description of the processes and challenges encountered with this project, discuss venue and network interconnects, and conduct a tour of the plant. The FSDetroit facility has a 20 x 30' production studio with a custom set, new HD cameras, switcher, CG, servers, and audio console. Avid editing and Interplay asset management round out the post-production side. FSDetroit is tied via HD fiber to The Palace, JLA, Comerica Park and the Fox Sports Network TOC in Houston.

Gary Seleski has been in the TV engineering field for over 25 years. He has worked at local cable outlets, at Pro-Vision, a sister company of PASS Sports, at that time the regional sports network. Since then, Gary has worked at WXYZ, WTVS and Ford Motor Company in various engineering roles, along the way adding IT to his interests and responsibilities. Gary has been CE at FS Detroit for the past year and a half.

Due to earlier than usual meeting time, managers and meeting attendees are welcome to join in for a quick meal or snack, starting at 5pm, just south of our meeting site, at TGI Friday's, 26299 Evergreen Road, Southfield.

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