Free Online Seminars Detail Advances in HD Media and Recording Formats
Sony Electronics’ Professional Media Group is conducting a series of online seminars on high-definition recording media and formats. The web-based courses are designed for production professionals and can be accessed for free at http://www.sony.com/promedia/.
Targeted toward cinematographers, directors, directors of photography, editors and other content creators working in TV and motion picture production, the courses are led by Wayne Desmond, national training manager for Sony Electronics’ Media and Applications Solutions Division. Among the various professional recording media technologies covered are the advantages and shortcomings of videotape, optical disc and solid-state media, and their respective workflows as they relate to HD recording.
This latest seminars will include in-depth extensions of previously offered sessions, including “HD Tape Media in Perspective” (Seminar 214) and “Optical Disc, Hard Drive and Flash Memory…at the Forefront of Acquisition” (Seminar 215).
Seminar One (214) will include an overview of the range of Sony professional HD tape formats and their respective recording media currently used in broadcast, production and digital cinematography including HDCAM SR, HDCAM and HDV.
Participants will learn how continuing advancements in compression technology have enabled longer record times and how transfer rates and color-sampling rates can affect a format’s performance.
The second seminar (215) continues the discussion on how faster transfer speeds and higher storage capacities have challenged recording media manufacturers to develop technologies to meet these requirements while still maintaining viable price points. This session will focus on optical disc, flash (solid-state) memory, and hard disk drives including Sony’s Professional Disc, CompactFlash, SxS PRO Memory Card and hard disk drive products.