Content Production and Streaming Sessions at InfoComm 2022: From NDI to the Metaverse

By Marcella Walsh
Content Manager

Streaming is everywhere these days and almost everyone is doing it! But to do it well, you need to understand the technology, the audience, and the message. Spend some time at InfoComm 2022 learning all about the trends and techniques and explore all the products on the show floor.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Integrated Experience Tour: Arcadia Earth
Valentino Vettori – Founder, Arcadia Earth
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Experiential artist, Valentino Vettori, is dedicated to re-imagining the way people interact and engage with the environment. The vision for Arcadia Earth is to inspire positive environmental changes.  Vettori will lead this behind-the-scenes look at Arcadia Earth’s immersive experience, which uses Projection Mapping, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Laser Technology.

Create Remarkable Hybrid Events Using AV, Social Media, and Messaging
Eboni B. Green, MFA – CEO, Mics to Messaging
Alexander Williams, CTS, CTS-D, Other – Technology Director, Mics to Messaging
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

The foundation for amazing hybrid event experiences is the strategic planning of on-site experiences that can 1) be replicated at-home and 2) provide sufficient ROI to event investors that support and exceed their unique performance indicators. By utilizing communications strategies, we can ensure that the events we’re designing create opportunities for connection, brand engagement and advocacy, and support strategic goals. By designing events strategies that incorporate social and digital communications, strategic messaging, creative design, and incredible technology, event strategists and stakeholders can stake their place in the creative future of the AV industry.

LEDs, Camera, Action!
Rob Fowler – Business Development Director, Brompton Technology
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Recent advances and requirements in cinematic virtual production and XR/AR streaming are accelerating developments in LED panel design and LED processing. Is it now the dominant market in driving technological advances in the sector? And will it stay that way? Looking behind why these technologies are important, this talk will attempt to understand how they are shaping the development of modern LED panel design and look beyond the current boom to see where virtual production might take LED panel and processing design in the near future as the live events market begins to recover.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Using Audience Journeys to Drive Responsive Content
Ryan Howard – TPM, Experience Design, Google
David Z. Waingarten – Creative Director, Downstream
Katie Polenick – Design Director, Strategy, Downstream
Emilie F. Grenier – Head of Creative, Thinkwell Studio Montreal
Seema Patel, MS – Guest & Digital Experience Strategy Manager, Google NorCal
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

This panel discussion will explore how Google and its design partners have been rethinking how content is created, managed, and reused across diverse environments. We'll explore how we've systematized common design thinking patterns into our tooling and expanded responsive web approaches to the physical environment.

Media Servers vs. Screen Switchers
Kevin Ring – National Training Manager, Nationwide Video
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This session will act as an opportunity for video engineers and media server specialists to debate over the relevancy and use-case of both screen switchers and media servers in the live event market. As media servers become more powerful, the question arises, "do I still need a dedicated screen switcher?" This session will give the panelists the opportunity to give their opinion and knowledge on the subject, and help the attendee in determining the appropriate gear needed when planning out a particular event.

Making Hybrid Events More Than a Virtual Fly on the Wall
Sam Kokajko – Event Specialists Manager, Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

A one-way video feed isn't enough for today's events. We must elevate both in-person and virtual audiences to create interaction. We will explore some of the production concepts to allow and encourage this interaction, as well as ways to use the readily available tools to create highly interactive events.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Streaming with Remote Guests
Jesse Miller, MBA – CEO, Midtown Video, Inc.
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

This workshop will focus on incorporating remote guests into live productions. An intermediate familiarity with live streaming and video conferencing is suggested. Topics will include audio mixes, video encoding and delivery methods, general conferencing software like Teams and Zoom, and some manufacturer-specific platforms (examples may include DV Cloud from Datavideo and Air Control from LiveU). Some basic production philosophy will be discussed, and with a little luck, we will include some remote guests in the lab.

Intro to Live Streaming System Design for Performance Spaces
Paul Richards – Marketing Director, HuddleCamHD and PTZOptics
Alesia Hendley, Other – Multimedia Journalist & BDR at Audinate, @thesmoothfactor
Rebecca Sullins – Senior Design Engineer, Promedia Audio Video
Rachael Harris – Senior Infrastructure Engineer, American Express
Jim Bask – Marketing Director, Broadfield Distributing, Inc.
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

In this session, a panel of experts on camera technology, microphone technology, networking, and video streaming production will break down the basics of creating and operating a professional live streaming system for performance spaces. Explore components, infrastructure, network requirements, and design considerations for small and medium venues.

Using NDI Bridge for Truly Remote Video Production
Matthew Davis – Director of Technology & Information Systems, HuddleCamHD and PTZOptics
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

NDI® bridge technology goes beyond the LAN, allowing users to securely share NDI® sources from anywhere in the world, including advanced features like remote pan/tilt/zoom operation, KVM control, tally light data, and metadata. Using NDI bridge, a remotely located producer can control all aspects of video production, live, staying in NDI end-to-end. Any NDI® camera can be your NDI® camera.

In this session, we’ll explore how NDI® bridge works, and the new application possibilities it unlocks for physically dispersed video production teams. We’ll examine use cases for both “bridge mode,” and “local mode,” and explore network and device compatibility requirements for deployments of various scale, resolution, and complexity.

The Expanding Metaverse in Location Based Entertainment
Jason Ambler – President of Digital Media, Falcon's Beyond
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Through the strategic application of integrated audiovisual solutions, venues that embrace the emerging metaverse will have the power to create targeted and personalized interactions that empower individual customers to have more agency over their own experience and create new opportunities for continued engagement well beyond the venue itself.

To see the full list of Content Production and Streaming sessions available, click here: InfoComm 2022 Content Production and Streaming

Marcella Walsh
AVIXA, Content Manager

With over 15 years of experience in marketing and communications, Marcella Walsh, Content Manager for AVIXA, develops both in-person and digital programs. She is always looking for new content ideas that highlight topics and trends of importance to the AV industry. Contact Marcella at [email protected] with your thoughts.