• Thinking Beyond the 'Tools'

    Sydney Startup Hub

    The effectiveness of video communication isn't in question but perhaps by all publishing the same techniques we aren't being as effective as we could be. Tonight, two experienced creative directors will share their story of growth by going "beyond the tools" in an increasingly tight market. Also we are excited to announce the first ever event in Melbourne - keep reading for details. Tonight's line up of speakers includes: *Pat Macfie - Global Director of Media - Indigo (formally Xero)* https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickmacfie/ "Welcome to the Party, You're Late, You're Really Late" One of the biggest challenges facing brands creating video content today is cut through. In this session, you'll hear about unique insights affecting video marketing and storytelling that likely to reshape how you think about video. With validated findings from a variety of sources, you will see how some brands are looking at video through visionary lenses. *Simon "Mo" MacRae - Film Director* https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mo-macrae-b4a94332/ "Directing your Audience - how every user can leverage the video revolution" The speed of technology development is faster than user adoption. Simon will challenge the gap between users, buyers and creators of phenomenal technology. This is about how everyone can leverage the video revolution. How we all must help them to be comfortable and confident to use video daily as a primary communications tool. In addition to this we have Jess who couldn't make it last month due to illness but will share her fantastic POC experiments in video. *Jessica Claire - Creative Developer - Canva* https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicace/ "Exploring video manipulation in web browser" *Sponsors* Food and drink at this event will be provided Akamai https://www.akamai.com/ After event social drinks will be sponsored by Fastly https://fastly.com (Location to be announced during the event) Back at our regular venue thanks to our hosts http://thestudio.org.au (media technologies incubator) *mel* We are excited to announce the first ever mel event on October 30 at AWS office, strictly limited to 50 RSVPs so grab a spot. https://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Video-Technology-Meetup/events/264677403/ Sydney Video Technology is a volunteer group, as part of many groups independently run around the world. Tonight's hosts will be: Amy Prosser, Senior Engagement Director at Brightcove https://linkedin.com/in/prosseramy/ Jeremy Brown, Video & Advertising Architect at Seven West Media https://linkedin.com/in/jeremybrownau/ Damian McNamara, Head of Digital Video Infrastructure & Operations at Seven West Media https://linkedin.com/in/damian-mcnamara-7771958/ syd[video] changed in 2019: - Monthly event - Regular venue - Fewer talks, earlier finish (8pm) - Social drinks and a chat after

  • Innovative Experiments in Video

    Sydney Startup Hub

    We all have a proof of concept (POC) a little app put together to drive a better experienc, test a theory or just because it's a cool idea. POC's are an effective way of getting your ideas out of the "too hard basket" to a support project across your team. This month we ask our members to show us your POC! Something put together over days or months as an experiment, please get in touch if you wish to share something you have been working on. Tonight's line up of speakers includes: Alastair Cousins - Media Solutions Architect - Amazon Web Services AWS https://www.linkedin.com/in/alastair-cousins-a086122a/ Jessica Claire - Creative Developer - Canva https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicace/ "Exploring video manipulation in web browser" Phil Harrison - Digital Solutions Architect - Amazon Web Services AWS https://www.linkedin.com/in/phil-harrison-a732935b/ "ReLinear- VOD to live streaming" Nathan Musson - CMO - Emmet.ai https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanmusson/ Working with AI and Lego to create Emmet.ai app Toni Knowlson - Digital Innovation Lead - Amazon Web Services AWS The "Working Backwards Process" Food and drink at this event will be sponsored by Amazon Web Services AWS After event social drinks will be sponsored by Fastly https://fastly.com (Location to be announced during the event) Back at our regular venue thanks to our hosts http://thestudio.org.au (media technologies incubator) Sydney Video Technology is a volunteer group, tonight's hosts will be: Amy Prosser, Senior Engagement Director at Brightcove https://linkedin.com/in/prosseramy/ Jeremy Brown, Video & Advertising Architect at Seven West Media https://linkedin.com/in/jeremybrownau/ Damian McNamara, Head of Digital Video Infrastructure & Operations at Seven West Media https://linkedin.com/in/damian-mcnamara-7771958/ syd[video] changed in 2019: - Monthly event - Regular venue - Fewer talks, earlier finish (8pm) - Social drinks and a chat after

  • Whats next for streaming video

    ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre

    AFTER Media + Entertainment Tech Expo (formally SMPTE) on Wednesday can visit the free exhibition hall who are generously hosting this months syd[video]. The theme for this evening will be focussed on looking forward in streaming technologies. Tonight we have three talks from specialists who deliver streaming events to the worlds biggest audiences. They will be presenting take aways for anyone delivering a video strategy. Tonight's line up of speakers includes: Matt Lee (Sing)- BitMovin https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattlee0711/ Topic: Versatile Video Coding (VVC) *VVC is a future video compression standard being developed for finalisation around 2020 with a target of 50% better compression than HEVC* Kevin Lambert - Switch Media - Solutions Architect (R&D) https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevleyski/ Topic: Apple Low Latency HLS (Apple LLHLS) *At WWDC19 Pantos released an official standard for Low Latency HLS. This new spec is very different to the video communities LHLS proposal - ALLHLS needs a more thoughtful approach and planning to work. Michelle Munson (US) - CEO and Founder at Eluvio https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-munson-b4846a2/ Topic: Streaming a Premium Library with the Content Fabric - A Quick Peek under the Hood *This lighting talk will give a peek into the technology behind a first-of-a-kind digital streaming service featuring premium content from a major Hollywood Library that uses a novel distribution network with an edge-heavy/core-light design, blockchain control, and just-in-time AV transcoding and distribution without a traditional CDN. The particular premium content service builds on the underlying Eluvio content fabric introduced at Sydney VidTech in December 2018. Neil McLaren (US) - SDVI https://www.linkedin.com/in/neilmclaren/ Topic: What supply chain means to media & entertainment SDVI will step through the media supply chain used for Discovery Inc this case study will cover the challenges when sharing across multiple brands, teams and continents and how their hybrid cloud platform. Food and drink at this event will be sponsored by MetExpo conference & BitMovin https://www.metexpo.com.au/conference-program-2019/ https://bitmovin.com/ The exhibition is free (you just need to sign up on the MetExpo site) but if you don't have a MetExpo conference ticket yet there are special offers for full conference or single and six session packages https://www.metexpo.com.au/visitor-registration/ After event social drinks will be sponsored by Fastly https://fastly.com (Location to be announced during the event) Sydney Video Technology is a volunteer group, tonight's hosts will be: Amy Prosser, Senior Engagement Director at Brightcove https://linkedin.com/in/prosseramy/ Jeremy Brown, Video & Advertising Architect at Seven West Media https://linkedin.com/in/jeremybrownau/ Damian McNamara, Head of Digital Video Infrastructure & Operations at Seven West Media https://linkedin.com/in/damian-mcnamara-7771958/

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  • Streaming video within a corporation

    Location visible to members

    This month we are tackling a new topic for syd[video] and turning it to the Enterprise. This is one of the fastest growing areas in video technology from the overwhelming evidence in the effectiveness of video communication to your internal teams and customer network. It might be a live streamed event, promotion or new product or the more mundane training clip and HR required watching that within a large corporation could be watched at great scales well over tens of thousands. Tonight we have three talks from specialists in delivering to corporate audiences with relevant take aways for anyone participating in delivering a video strategy. Tonight's line up of speakers includes: Renee Dvir (US) - Kaltura - APAC Head of Presales Engineering https://www.linkedin.com/in/renee-dvir-1039ab1/ Every company is a Media Company - use cases and challenges of corporate video 'How the Enterprise Does Video' James Cooper (US) - formally of Bank of America https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-cooper-98a192141/ 'Corporate Video Delivery - The new age of corporate communications' Brad Allen - Telstra Broadcast Services - Solutions Architect https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-allen-5938b986/ How can Edge Compute help with streaming use cases Ashok Lalwani (US) - Fastly - Video Streaming Partnerships & Solutions https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashoklalwani/ Food and drink at this event will be sponsored by Kaltura https://corp.kaltura.com/ After event social drinks will be sponsored by Fastly https://fastly.com (Location to be announced during the event) Sydney Video Technology is a volunteer group, tonight's hosts will be: Amy Prosser, Senior Engagement Director at Brightcove https://linkedin.com/in/prosseramy/ Jeremy Brown, Video & Advertising Architect at Seven West Media https://linkedin.com/in/jeremybrownau/ Damian McNamara, Head of Digital Video Infrastructure & Operations at Seven West Media https://linkedin.com/in/damian-mcnamara-7771958/ syd[video] changed in 2019: - Monthly event - New venue sponsor at http://thestudio.org.au (media technologies incubator) - Fewer talks, earlier finish (8pm) - Social drinks and a chat after

  • Sports Video

    Sydney Startup Hub

    In May we are repeating last year's most popular theme of Sports Video with two fantastic presentations. Those attending Australian Summit Sports Video Event earlier in the same day are welcome to join us for the evening. Tonight's line up of speakers includes: Global Trends in Sports Broadcasting Technology Mike Davies (US) - SVP Fox Sports & Ken Kerschbaumer Sports Video Group (US) https://linkedin.com/in/mhdavies/ https://linkedin.com/in/ken-kerschbaumer-ab336b2 This "fireside chat" will be discussing some of the big trends in the industry, Mike's thoughts on how to embrace new technologies and also how companies with new technologies can best approach new customers like Fox Sports (US) and other broadcasters. Building real time event analysis for sports feeds Shaik Jalal - CEO https://linkedin.com/in/shaikjalal/ Gameface.ai are experts in computer vision Jalal will share experiences in building real time event analysis for sports feeds. Food and drink at this event will be sponsored by Sports Video Group https://sportsvideo.org Register for the Australian Summit on the same day with great lineup of speakers from AFL, NRL, Tennis Australia, Fox Sports, Twitter, Twitch, & Riot Games http://theaustraliasummit.com After event social drinks will be sponsored by Fastly https://fastly.com (Location to be announced during the event) Sydney Video Technology is a volunteer group, tonight's hosts will be: Amy Prosser, Senior Engagement Director at Brightcove https://linkedin.com/in/prosseramy/ Jeremy Brown, Video & Advertising Architect at Seven West Media https://linkedin.com/in/jeremybrownau/ Damian McNamara, Head of Digital Video Infrastructure & Operations at Seven West Media https://linkedin.com/in/damian-mcnamara-7771958/ syd[video] changed in 2019: - Monthly event - New venue sponsor at http://thestudio.org.au (media technologies incubator) - Fewer talks, earlier finish (8pm) - Social drinks and a chat after

  • Video Workflows & Special Guest

    Sydney Startup Hub

    Over 20 events in almost 4 years syd[video] continues to grow past 2,100 members from the quality of presenters willing to share their experiences. April 2019 will be no different with speakers from both Nine and Ooyala discussing publishing video through automatic workflows. Tonight's line up of speakers includes: Delivery to a multi-platform video experience Nick Carroll - Head of Video Technology at Nine https://www.linkedin.com/in/nlcarroll/ Building complex workflows Brett Chambers - Solutions Architect at Ooyala https://www.linkedin.com/in/brett-chambers-30644889/ Also a special presentation "Minimum Viable Warfare" (achieving 60fps in JavaScript) from Simon Swain - Senior Cloud Engineering Manager at Silicon Labs https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-swain-5321951/ Food and drink at this event will be sponsored by Ooyala https://ooyala.com After event social drinks will be sponsored by Fastly https://fastly.com (Location to be announced during the event) Sydney Video Technology is a volunteer group, tonight's hosts will be: Amy Prosser, Senior Engagement Director at Brightcove https://www.linkedin.com/in/prosseramy/ Jeremy Brown, Video & Advertising Architect at Seven West Media https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremybrownau/ Damian McNamara, Head of Digital Video Infrastructure & Operations at Seven West Media https://www.linkedin.com/in/damian-mcnamara-7771958/ syd[video] changed in 2019: - Monthly event - New venue sponsor at http://thestudio.org.au (media technologies incubator) - Fewer talks, earlier finish (8pm) - Social drinks and a chat after

  • Improving Video Experiences

    Sydney Startup Hub

    Thank you for the fantastic response to our first event in February 2019 - we had some really positive feedback about our new home at The Studio and we were blown away with the turn out at such late notice. To recap... what's changed for syd[video] in 2019? - Monthly event - New Venue Sponsor at http://thestudio.org.au (media technologies incubator) - Fewer talks, earlier finish (8pm) In March, we have secured some fab speakers from Akamai and Massive Interactive and will be focussing on the the all important video viewing experience. We all know if that the user experience sucks consumers will walk away from your online platform so what can you do to avoid that? This evening will touch on some a couple of direct experiences that these guys have worked through - specifically in terms of player optimisations and OTT operations. Tonight's line up includes: Will Law (US) Chief Architect, Media Cloud at Akamai https://linkedin.com/in/wilaw/ Player Optimizations - tips and tricks for HTTP adaptive streaming players to improve stability, start-up time, quality and latency A highlight presenter from syd[video] in 2018 and conferences around the world. Those who follow Will know he always shares fantastic insights at the cutting edge of video delivery. Dominic De Lorenzo Senior VP Products at Massive Interactive https://linkedin.com/in/dominic-de-lorenzo-25970b3/ The Shifting Focus of OTT Video Operators Never has the OTT market been as competitive as it is in 2019 – from the fast-moving streaming behemoths like Netflix and Amazon to the laser-focused, audience-first platforms like Britbox and DAZN. As the industry matures and the competition for eyeballs becomes more fierce, product owners are naturally moving away from slow build and rebuild cycles towards iterative run and optimise cycles. In this presentation, hear Dominic De Lorenzo, SVP Products at Massive, shed insights on how TV operators, underpinned by greater ROI accountability, can: - Make incremental, strategic technology decisions that provide a smarter, faster edge over the competition and meet the expectations of increasingly discerning customers - Leverage existing audience data to drive more personalized video experiences – moving beyond the analytics dashboard and transforming insights into reality - Empower product, content and marketing teams to rapidly iterate on ideas and opportunities to drive user growth and retention - Reduce operational costs and TOC without compromising security and scalability Food and drink at this event will be sponsored by Massive Interactive - an Australian success story acquired last November by Deltatre(UK). Fastly have become a permanent sponsor of after event social drinks (Location to be announced during the event) Sydney Video Technology is a volunteer group, tonight's hosts will be: Amy Prosser, Senior Engagement Director at Brightcove https://www.linkedin.com/in/prosseramy/ Jeremy Brown, Video & Advertising Architect at Seven West Media https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremybrownau/ Damian McNamara, Head of Digital Video Infrastructure & Operations at Seven West Media https://www.linkedin.com/in/damian-mcnamara-7771958/

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  • Using cloud to prepare video

    Sydney Startup Hub

    Our first event in 2019 has two fantastic talks from Stan and Google Cloud Platform. We are back! as promised, we have tweaked to a new format, new schedule and new home that we hope you will enjoy. New format Events will typically be shorter, we wrap at 8pm New schedule 2019 will have more syd[video], we are now a monthly event. New home The Studio a startup incubator for video tech companies have graciously offered a residency. As space is fairly limited RSVP quickly. http://thestudio.org.au 11 York St (above Wynyard Station & Starbucks) Content workflows are still somewhat king right now. We're in a holding pattern where technology promises some groundbreaking changes yet the realities of legacy hardware and sub-par connectivity options still prevent anyone taking giant leaps... Or do they? All three speakers this evening will touch on some of their direct experiences in pushing some of these boundaries in recent months. Tonight's line up includes: Pranav Raja, Lead Developer, Stan https://www.linkedin.com/in/pranav-raja-4a099412a/ Automated scene detection with ffmpeg filters Todd Prives (US) Cloud Architect https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddprives/ Adrian Graham (US) Cloud Architect https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrianagraham/ Robot dance party: How we created an entire animated short at Next ‘18 Food and drink at this event will be sponsored by Brightcove Fastly have become a permanent sponsor of after event social drinks (Location to be announced during the event) Sydney Video Technology is a volunteer group, tonight's hosts will be: Jeremy Brown, Video & Advertising Architect at Seven West Media https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremybrownau/ Damian McNamara, Head of Digital Video Infrastructure & Operations at Seven West Media https://www.linkedin.com/in/damian-mcnamara-7771958/ Amy Prosser, Senior Engagement Director at Brightcove https://www.linkedin.com/in/prosseramy/

  • Video Innovation

    Rackspace

    We wanted to make sure we ended 2018 on a high and this event should not disappoint. For tonight's blockbuster we have been lucky enough to have industry leading experts share their insights into new technologies that make will make a big impact on internet streaming. We know we said we'd do video security and that one is still on the agenda for next year but we had an opportunity to bring in a bit of an international line-up to wrap up 2018 first. With that, we promise to cover all your favourite buzzwords including blockchain, deep learning, augmented reality (AR) per-title encoding and more. On the line up we have: "A Decentralized Fabric for Video over the Internet" Michelle Munson (USA) - Eluvio (previously Aspera co-founding CEO) https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-munson-b4846a2/ Sean Curran - YO.CTO - https://www.linkedin.com/in/curransean/ This talk will introduce a new high performance software fabric for managing and distributing video over the existing Internet with, no shared state, just-in time composition (rendering, personalization, etc.) through dynamic bitcode, blockchain controlled access and versioning, and efficient, high bandwidth content routing. We will show several examples using the fabric to stream video just-in-time to consumer audiences from single master version media and metadata, and various novel monetization solutions through blockchain smart contracts enabled by the fabric. This was a highlight closeout session at Demuxed in San Francisco. "Beyond Per-Title-Encoding" Phil Cluff (UK) - Streaming Specialist at Mux & Founder London Video Technology Group https://www.linkedin.com/in/philcluff/ Many of you may know Phil as former VP of engineering at Brightcove. Per-title encoding makes use of machine learning to classify uploaded content to make the best possible encoding profile. Moving forward the need to rethink our traditional approach of maintaining consistent frame size and particular rendition. The visual complexity of content between scenes rarely stays consistent, so in some cases, we can achieve much more optimal bandwidth usage by not only changing encoding settings between scenes but also changing the frame size. "Reaching audiences in new ways with Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence" Jarrod Spiga - Media Solution Architect at Amazon Web Services https://www.linkedin.com/in/jarrodspiga/ How people may interface with applications in the not-too-distant future, how to provide new ways for your users to consume information in an immersive way, how deep learning models can allow your applications to be aware of their surroundings and pick up upon visual cues that your users provide. This was the highest rated session from AWS Summit. "Protecting your video streams from bots with Machine Learning" Yannick Townsend - Rackspace https://www.linkedin.com/in/yannicktownsend/ Organisations need to be up-to-date on the latest cybersecurity trends to better detect and deter bots using machine learning techniques. Special thanks to Rackspace for providing our venue, food and drinks for the night and Stephen Bates for assisting in organising this night. https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenwilliambates/ Sydney Video Technology is a volunteer group, tonight's hosts are: Amy Prosser, Snr Engagement Director at Brightcove https://www.linkedin.com/in/prosseramy/ Jeremy Brown, Video & Advertising Architect at Seven West Media https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremybrownau/ Damian McNamara, Head of Digital Video Infrastructure & Operations at Seven West Media https://www.linkedin.com/in/damian-mcnamara-7771958/

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  • Video Advertising in 2019 - Where do we go from here?

    Hotel CBD (Fourth Floor)

    Apologies, the venue has changed to Hotel CBD The online video landscape is changing. The biggest audiences are no longer exclusive to JavaScript friendly web or phones but behind Connected TV, SSAI and syndication deals. With this, Video Advertising in Australia and New Zealand continues to fragment both in distribution and in the techniques used to buy and sell ads. Sadly, what seemingly remains consistent is that, your ad-tech requirements just get more complex. Flash was still important in early 2016 though now it seems a distant memory. In its place are new challenges - brand safety, RTB, GDPR, ad fraud, viewability, demographic targeting and certification to name just a few. Tonight's line-up of leading experts will talk about technologies shining some light on the key trends that will be making headlines in 2019 and anyone in the Australasian AVOD space will not want to miss this. *Comprehensive transparency* This is a term that gets thrown around but what does it mean and why is it important? Some thoughts from Telaria, our sponsors of the evening. https://www.linkedin.com/in/courtney-rogers-a4b12028/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesnyoung/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliette-stead-15533919/ *Will VAST 4.1 fix everything?* Some highlights from the recent whitepaper released by the IAB. Peter Howard - IAB Video Council & Brightcove https://www.linkedin.com/in/petermhoward/ *Open Measurement* Manasa Denning, IAS Director of Solutions Engineering, APAC explores the challenges of mobile in-app measurement, the introduction of the open measurement initiative as a solution, the process and its current market adoption. Manasa Denning - IAS https://www.linkedin.com/in/manasa-denning-96250631/ *Debunking the myth of Header Bidding in video advertising* James Young & Courtney Rogers - Telaria https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesnyoung/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/courtney-rogers-a4b12028/ *Exchange Bidding for Video* Genevieve Kelly, Nap Lara and Billy Kinchin - Google https://www.linkedin.com/in/genevievekellygoogle/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/naplara/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-billy-kinchin-64b15015/ *Resolving ad loudness* Detailed evidence on ad loudness creative variance, it's impact on users and what publishers are doing to resolve it. Jeremy Brown - Seven West Media https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremybrownau/ Special thanks to Telaria for sponsoring the evening. Sydney Video Technology is a volunteer group, tonight's hosts are: Jeremy Brown, Video & Advertising Architect at Seven West Media https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremybrownau/ Amy Prosser, Snr Engagement Director at Brightcove https://www.linkedin.com/in/prosseramy/ Damian McNamara, Head of Digital Video Infrastructure & Operations at Seven West Media https://www.linkedin.com/in/damian-mcnamara-7771958/

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