Sony Offers Free Online HD Media Seminars

Sony’s Professional Media Group is offering a series of free online seminars to help production professionals learn more about HD tape and discs, and how best to care for and handle that media for optimum archival life.

These sessions are targeted toward cinematographers, directors, directors of photography, editors, and other content creators working in TV and motion picture production. They are led by Wayne Desmond, Sony’s national training manager for professional media, and include two topics.

“Sony HD Media in Perspective” includes an overview of the professional HD formats and media currently used in broadcast production and digital cinematography, including HDV, XDCAM HD, HDCAM, and HDCAM SR, as well as DVCPRO HD and D-5. The seminar also covers continuing advancements in microprocessors and compression.

“How to Protect Your Digital Assets” complements the first seminar by providing an overview of the similarities and differences between film and magnetic media. Desmond presents guidelines on care and handling, and shares data to demonstrate how magnetic tape is withstanding the test of time.

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