8K Seminar at SMPTE 2020

The 8K Association is a Sponsor of the 2020 SMPTE (virtual) conference – and we are organizing 4 sessions on various aspects of the 8K ecosystem development.  To attend these session you must be a registered exhibitor or attendee of SMPTE conference.  You can register HERE.  The sessions and speakers are shown below.

Speaker Bios

8K Production

Nov. 10  2020 – 4:00 pm to 5:20 pm PST

Dan Duran


8K camera maker perspective
benefits of 8K capture; wide use of 8K capture; efficiency of REDRAW for production
Aaron Kroger


Rental house perspective
reasons why filmmakers choose DXL2; misconceptions and advantages of 8K capture.
Ben Cope

Ravi Velhal


Chip set perspective
TigerLake & FPGA support for 8K production and HDMI 2.1 and TB4 support

The Creative Perspective on 8K

Nov. 10 2020 – 5:30 pm to 6:50pm PST

Derek Bauer

Zac Titus

Two Yellow Lines

INDIE perspective – two team members to do presentation on workflow; Derek and Zac to join panel for creative discussion.  Run trailer in session.
Peter Mavromates

Independent Post Producer

small studio perspective
why 8K – technical, cost and creative considerations
Erik Messerschmidt

Independent Cinematographer

small studio perspective
why 8K – technical, cost and creative considerations
Bruce Markoe


large screen perspective
why 8K – technical, cost and creative considerations

8K Workflow Trends

Nov. 11 2020 – 4:00pm to 5:20pm

Andy Blondin

Epic Games

game engine production perspective
how high resolution game engine images are aiding production in pre-vis, creation of virtual backgrounds, plates and VFX support.
Michael Cioni


Service provider perspective
cloud-based 8K workflow options, benefits, costs, results
Katie Fellion

Light Iron

post production perspective
8k vs 4K workflows; challenges and solutions
Thierry Fautier


broadcast perspective
benefits and challenges of 8K in a broadcast environment and talk about your experiences producing 8K demos (Roland Garros and your more recent 8K capture)

Solving the 8K Distribution Challenge

Nov. 11 2020 – 5:30pm to 6:50pm

Bill Mandel

Samsung Research America

TV maker perspective
need for Smart or AI-assisted encoding; AI ScaleNet one approach; results
Stephan Wenger


End User perspective
Overview of standards status; opinion on best use cases for each codec
Mickael Raulet


Encoder company perspective
status on codecs with a strong focus on codec performance and on VVC realistic implementation results