04.02.2008 12:00 AM
New Content Storage Conference Debuts at NAB
The NAB Show will shine the spotlight on the content community with the new Creative Storage Conference, which will be held Tuesday, April 15. The conference will address digital storage and storage applications for the capture, editing, creation and distribution of entertainment and user-generated content. Chris Hinton, senior director of technology at CNN will keynote the conference.

“Digital storage technology is critical in managing all aspects of content creation and distribution. Higher resolution in theatres, home entertainment and mobile devices is driving enormous growth in demand for digital storage and capacity requirements,” said Tom Coughlin, conference organizer and publisher of the annual Digital Storage in Entertainment Creation and Distribution Report.

The Creative Storage Conference will comprise five sessions:
  • Storage in Content Capture and Creation will explore the changing role of storage for content capture for professional applications including cameras and field editing equipment.

  • Storage for Professional Content Editing and Post Production will look at direct attached, networked storage as well as grid and other advanced storage architectures to support nonlinear editing and post production.

  • Content Delivery and Archiving Digital Storage will focus on the evolving requirements of traditional and nontraditional content delivery markets to include video-on-demand and cable, satellite and network distribution.

  • New Roles and Models for Physical Distribution will examine requirements and opportunities for new physical media distribution models and how they tie into working business models.

  • Entertainment and Media Users Session will feature notable end users of digital storage from the entertainment and media industry discussing their uses and issues with digital storage. Speakers will include: Michael Koetter, CNN; Lance Ware, Thomson; Kurt Grubaugh, Microsoft Studios; and Sam Nicholson, Stargate Films.

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