Press release from Digistor

International and local experts will present complimentary workshops during the SMPTE Conference and Exhibition in Sydney July 19-22 as part of Digistor's Theatrette on the exhibition show floor.

At the exclusive Digistor Theatrette, local and international presenters will deliver short, informative presentations/demonstrations covering the "hot topics" and latest products for the digital media industry. These sessions represent a rare opportunity to glean the knowledge and skills from specialists with real-world experience across multiple customers in many countries. What's more, they are free to attend.

The workshop booking form and full details can be found on the Digistor web site at

International presenters include:

Michelle Munson, President, CEO & Co-Founder, Aspera
Topic: High-Speed Digital Transport for File-Based Assets.

Michelle is co-inventor of Aspera's fasp transport technology utilised in file-based workflows and high-speed digital transport technologies revolutionising media delivery.

Dan Mance, CEO, Dejero
Topic: Forget the Link/Satellite Truck -Broadcast Live via Standard 3G Networks

Dan brings has over twenty years of leadership in the broadcast television industry to his role as CEO of Dejero. The Dejero LIVE platform provides live broadcast recording/transmission without the need for satellite links.

Tony Cacciarelli, Product Marketing Manager, AJA Video Systems
Topic: Going Tapeless With Antiques Roadshow

Tony is a post-production professional with 22 years of experience divided between working in product development and sales for technology manufacturers such as Avid, Softimage, Assimilate and AJA and as a creative online editor/graphics professional working on commercials, live events, awards shows, television and feature films.

John (Chopper) Harris, Marketing Director, root6
Topics: Automated File Based Workflows
Trained in electronic engineering, John worked at Abekas Video Systems, Ampex and Avid Technology and then co-founded root6 with a group of senior Avid staff 13 years ago. root6 is a leading supplier of creative technology to the UK's broadcasters, production houses and post production facilities developed ContentAgent, the company's proprietary transcoding and workflow management tool.

In addition to these sessions, Digistor has included topics that are at the forefront of the issues and product developments that need to be understood by industry professionals to help them make decisions for their organisations.

These sessions include:
– Moving to a Disk -Based Content Repository
– The new Final Cut Pro X
– HD Portable Live Production
– Adobe Native Flow in Video Production
– Autodesk Smoke for Mac OS X
– Autodesk Animation and Creation with specialist presenters from Autodesk, Adobe, Hitachi Data Systems and others.

Conveniently located on the show floor, attendees can plan a visit to SMPTE to correspond with the workshop sessions that interest them.

There is no charge for attendance, but Digistor encourages attendees to pre-book at to avoid disappointment and for the notification of timetable changes.

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