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Bob Paulson, very distinguished engineer, passes
Phil Livingston, Technical Liason for Panasonic Broadcast and Television Systems, Passes
In Memory of Bob Turner, Influential Columnist and Consultant to the Post Production Industry
The (Painful) Way It Was: Editing Video the Old-Fashioned Way
A Behind-The-Scenes look at the Democratic National Convention
BF/VF Closes: Memories of Boston's Premiere Media Arts Center
SIGGRAPH/2003: Impressions of the Computer Graphics Extravaganza
A New Englander Abroad: The BBC Television Centre
Product Management: How to Build Consistently Successful Products
Product Management, Part II: Selling a Better Mousetrap
Digital Cinematography: HDTV is alive and well
Lighting for Inner Peace
The Webcasting Medium: How the technology is advancing
In memory of Jack Newcomb, former Associate Director at pioneering video production facility at MIT
Technical Innovations at NAB: New Englanders star at the show.
QuickTime 3.0 and the Avid/Microsoft Advanced Authoring Format
QuickTime 3.0 Allows Adobe To Move Into Pro Video Editing with Premiere 5.0
Demo Reels
A Eulogy to CMX, by Bob Turner
Switcher NT: Ramblings from IBC
A Producers' Lament
Keeping the Bank Happy and Credit Flowing
An Historic Parable, A Lesson for April 1
Meeting Follow-Up: Film Preservation News
Technical Report: New Developments in Nonlinear Video, a three-part series. Part 1: Putting High-Performance Nonlinear Systems on Personal Computers.
Part 2: Networking and Video Servers.
Part 3: System Design Issues
Editing Video with Adobe Premiere
The Coming of Video and its Influence on Home Movies
From Vintage Film to Betacam: Saving the Past for the Future
A Personal View of Curt Rawley's (Avid President) Dismissal, by Bob Turner.
4:2:2 Profile in MPEG-2 Compression Heirarchy
Technician's Corner: Questions people have asked me lately
Film/Video Museums Around the World
Recent Progress in Computer Graphics
Wicked Funny April Fool Article
Virtual Reality Movies
Fall Survey Results

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At the Wednesday, December 6 meeting...
With ROB WALLACE, COO, Lax Sports Network and Brian Raynes, Partner, Little Bay Broadcast Services

Join the SMPTE NewEngland Section for an evening with the Lax Sports Network, the premiere multi-platform, digital OTT sports network devoted to the sport of Lacrosse, available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, Chromecast, and desktop. Lax sports Network produces over 2,000 hours of live and video-on-demand (VOD) annually, including collegiate and professional lacrosse games, documentaries, highlights, access and analysis, delivering the most complete video coverage in the sport. The network launched in January 2016. This year, LSN will produce over 130 games, including Major League Lacrosse games and 24 Colonial Athletic Association games. LSNís Chief Operating Officer ROB WALLACE will guide us through the facility that was designed by BRIAN RAYNES of LITTLE BAY BROADCAST SERVICES of Dover, New Hampshire, a design, integration, installation, project management and consulting firm for the television industry. Brian will discuss the process of the system design process that provided a network operation with live production, remote and server-based streaming content that solves the problems and challenges unique to a over-the-top network system.

About Our Presenters:

Rob Wallace, COO, Lax Sports Network:

  • Chief Operating Officer, Lax Sports Network (2015-present)
  • Director of Digital, Orange County Register (2012-2015)
  • 20+ yrs production experience working with: ESPN, NBC Olympics, NESN, HGTV, Animal Planet, Gannett, WHDH, WBZ-TV, Continental Cablevision

Brian Raynes, Partner, Little Bay Broadcast Services:

Brian Raynes started working as a maintenance technician over 25 years ago, and worked his way up to be an Engineer-In-Charge for a national mobile production truck company. While an EIC, Brian integrated several of the mobile units in their fleet as well as worked on many international television shows. In 2005, Brian and his father, David Raynes, restarted Little Bay Broadcast Services, an integration company located in New England, but servicing customers all over the United States. Little Bayís focus has been on sports arenas and stadiums, television stations, large and small mobile units (both internationally and nationally), and providing maintenance for current customers. While at Little Bay, Brian worked on many Olympic Games, Goodwill Games, and international events in Asia, South America, and all over Europe.

The SMPTE New England Section wishes to thank ROB WALLACE of LAX SPORTS NETWORK for hosting this meeting and SMPTE Manager BRAD REED of LITTLE BAY BROADCAST SERVICES for managing it.

Please RSVP for the refreshments quantities

We are planning a nice colation !!!

Wednesday, December, 6, 2017
Refreshments at 6:30pm
Presentation at 7:00pm

LAX Sports Network,
Unit C
4 Presidential Way,
Woburn, MA 01801



For more information, please contact Marty Feldman at Integrated Solutions Group or

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Updated: 29 November 2017
Bob Lamm, SMPTE/New England Newsletter/Web Page Editor