HD World Explores Storage, Multiplatform Media, 3D
NEW YORK—Next week broadcast and media
entertainment professionals converge
on the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
in New York City for HD World. Held Oct.
12–13, the show has joined forces with the
SATCON and 3D World shows under the
umbrella of Content & Communications
The show offers conference-goers comprehensive
opportunities to explore
media, entertainment and
through its conference
sessions, keynotes, workshop
presentations and exhibit
“This is a show that really
encompasses a broad
range of content creation,
management and delivery,”
said Michael Driscoll, vice
president, Business Development,
JD Events; and Event Director, Content
& Communications World.
With respect to technology trends at the
show, Driscoll said workflow integration
and file-based workflows, while not new,
are prevalent, along with storage and media
“The transition to digital storage versus
film over the last several years has turned
the world upside down in terms of how
media organizations are managing their
content, and storing and using it. That’s certainly
a trend we’ll see a lot of at the show.”
Attendees can also expect a focus on
multiplatform media over various devices.
Convention-goers will see these technology
trends on the exhibit floor as well as
in conference programming, which offers a
number of tracks including:
On the exhibit floor at CCW 2010
The HD Content Creation, Management
& Production track, which offers sessions
on content acquisition and distribution formats;
cloud computing; media accessibility;
mobile production and the CALM Act.
The 3D World track, which takes a look
at the 3D of tomorrow, with or without
glasses; achieving 3D on a budget; and 3D
sports and live entertainment.
The Multi-Platform Content & Distribution
track, which features the latest news
in Mobile DTV; multiplatform devices and
content everywhere; and maximizing your
return through social media.
The Image Acquisition & Digital Cinematography
track, which demystifies 4K resolution;
explores efficient lighting technologies;
and delves into file-based storage and
workflows from acquisition through post production.
The Post-Production & Workflow Integration
track, during which attendees will
find sessions on opportunities and trends
in VFX; succeeding through collaboration
in production and post; and will learn how
post pros deal with multiple acquisition formats.
CCW kicks off with the keynote “Your
World in 3D: Separating the Facts from the
Hype.” The presentation explores the technical,
financial and evolving world of 3D.
Speakers include Jim Chabin, CEO of International
3D Society; Buzz Hays, senior vice
president and 3D producer at Sony Pictures
Technologies and chairman at International
3D Society; and John Cassy, director of Sky
3D and British Sky Broadcasting.
The Presentation Theater offers vendor-sponsored
sessions from Harmonic, EVS,
Tektronix, Sony, Autodesk, Panasonic, AJA,
Evertz, Linear Acoustic, Chyron, Miranda
and others, which are open to all registered
A POSITIVE OUTLOOK
Getting its start six years ago as a regional
show for the New York, New Jersey and
Connecticut area, HD World has become a
far-reaching fall event, with attendees coming
from all over the country and even
around the world.
“One thing I can say about this show is
that it draws people from up and down the
East Coast and beyond,” said Driscoll. “It’s no
longer a regional show.”
With 20 countries represented in registration,
most are from North America.
Driscoll said that, along with the United
States, the show draws heavily from South
America, Canada and Europe.
The show prepares to open with a positive
outlook on numbers, not just in attendees,
but in exhibitors as well.
The event welcomed a record-breaking
5,537 attendees in 2010, 11 percent higher
than 2009. Driscoll said that, while it’s too
soon to speculate on this year’s total, numbers
for 2011 were tracking 10 percent
ahead of last year as of mid-September. He’s
projecting a 5–10 percent increase over last
Exhibitor numbers are climbing as well.
“Exhibitors were extremely happy with
last year’s show,” Driscoll said. “I think the
one thing that stands out about this event
is that the quality of the audience is very
high. There is a really large percentage of
In 2010 there were 210 exhibitors on
the show floor. Driscoll expects there to
be 240 exhibitors by the convention opening.
“We’re signing up new exhibitors every
day,” he said.
The CCW Full Conference Pass includes
entrance to the exhibit hall, keynote presentations,
workshops, all conference sessions
and presentations in the Presentation Theater.
The Exhibit Hall Pass includes entrance
to the exhibit hall, keynote sessions and presentations
in the Presentation Theater.
Exhibit Hall hours are 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on
Oct. 12 and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on Oct. 13.
To register for the event, visit www.ccwexpo.com/register.asp