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ETC at NAB Show Express – Register Now

NAB Show Express is Wednesday, May 13 and Thursday, May 14, 2020.  Register now for this free digital experience and see ETC sessions programmed by Erik Weaver, ETC’s director of special projects.  Digital Storage for Next Generation Media explores the trends in video storage capacity, performance and latency requirements and look at how new storage architectures including NVMe-oF, persistent memories, storage accelerators and other technologies will enable 4K and even 8K media data centers in the near future.  In a virtual beings presentation, “Building Character,” ILMxLAB’s Michael Koperwas speaks to the process of crafting characters with believable behaviors because creating characters that feel true to themselves, and the worlds that they’re from, requires true craftsmanship. Without traditional concepts of story, like control of theme, tone, and editing, the challenge becomes even more difficult. The rapid evolution of virtual beings, including multi-modal and multi-disciplinary approaches to persistent characters who adapt and live outside a narrative will likely be the future of how we play, learn, connect and help each other.Adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic, NAB moved to a virtual platform to provide “a conduit for our exhibitors to share product information, announcements and demos, as well as deliver education content from the original selection of programming slated for the live show in Las Vegas, and create opportunities for the community to interact virtually…”, said NAB president Gordon Smith.

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  • To provide a neutral setting for the entertainment industry, technology and electronics companies and to identify and discuss pressing issues
  • To understand the impact of technology on the consumer experience and the creative process
  • To connect and leverage the University of Southern California’s extensive research facilities, faculty and student body with companies
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  • To convene industry peer groups and partners to share knowledge and experience
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  • To help identify new business models for the entertainment industry
  • To improve the consumer experience and advance the art of entertainment as the 21st century unfolds

ETC Events

ETC Executive Board Meeting – Board Members Only
June 4, 2020

ETC All Members Meeting 
June 18, 2020