SBE Chapter 56 Meeting Minutes – February 26, 2022

Virtual Meeting – Zoom Conference
(joint meeting with OKC, OK and D/FW, TX)

Program:  Leader Instruments – Monitoring Video, Audio & Data in a Hybrid World:

When we made the transition from Analog to SDI everything changed.  We needed to find/make new tools to look at Video/Audio/Captions.  It’s not that much different today.  In the analog world we had separate audio and video links, and captions were bundle on to an active line of Video.  SDI allowed us to carry the Audio and Captions (and several other things) in the Video payload.  New toolsets and new ways were created to look at them.  Well, we have done it again.. we have moved everything around and put it on IP.  We need to find/make new tools to look at Video/Audio/Captions and make sure the Video/Audio/Captions etc. are compatible with being put back to SDI if needed.  In this session we will look at how to do this and see things side by side.

Steve Holmes has over 35 years of video application engineering experience. He is currently working as a solutions architect and application engineer for Leader focusing on SMPTE 2110 IP Video, PTP, monitoring, 4K, HDR and video test solutions. Before coming to Leader Steve was a Sr. video application engineer for 21 years with Tektronix consulting and teaching test methodologies for 4K, HDR and SMPTE 2110, PTP, Broadcast, Studio, Cable and Manufacturing for customers based in the Western United States and Western Canada. Prior to Tektronix Steve worked for GTE/Verizon for 20 years at teaching, engineering, and managing Video and CATV systems.