Category Archives: Meetings

November 20th Meeting – LED Lighting at Video Gear

Professional video lighting continues to evolve toward the LED fixture. Low heat, less power draw, and ideal color temperatures are all major reasons for this evolution. Come see the new products on the market and compare features and discuss specifications. We’ll talk about applications for studio and location shooting.

The team at Video Gear invites SBE Chapter 36 for a gathering and lunch in their showroom. Which LED devices work best for providing affordable, professional lighting?

Please join us Wednesday, November 20th at 12PM at 8969 Kenamar Drive, behind the pyramid building off Miramar Road about halfway between the 805 and 15 highways.

July 2013 Meeting: Hometown Factory HME

Once upon a time, San Diego intercom maker HME maintained a small presence in the TV production world. But they took a sharp turn and began to dominate wireless intercom, especially in the fast food vertical. Chances are, if you have ever ordered a meal at a drive-through restaurant, you’ve communicated over an HME device. The company used its fortunes to merge with Clear Com, a traditional leader in advanced broadcast intercom solutions, with a big share of the market. They maintain a factory in the Poway industrial zone.

HME hosts SBE Chapter 36 at our July 17th meeting. Hosts John Kowalski and Simon Browne will discuss IP and wireless intercom systems for today’s broadcast workflow.

The meeting starts with food and drinks at 6:30 PM. HME will give us a tour of the factory where they design, test, and manufacture products for both the Clear-Com and HME product lines. Expect the tour and presentation to last under 90 minutes. Find HME at 14110 Stowe Drive in Poway.

SBE members and guests are welcome.

June 2013 Meeting – VITEC and IPTV

Michael Chorpash, Vice President of Sales at VITEC will discuss IPTV inside the enterprise LAN and outside Over The Top (OTT) across the WAN. This will cover encoding, transcoding, middleware IPTV management and display to multiple screens (desktops, TV’s and mobile devices). There will be practical examples of how systems are being used today in small and large organizations; from broadcasters replacing their in-house cable plant to organizations broadening their reach and control over their content through IP networks.

Join us Wednesday, June 19, noon at KGTV, 4600 Air Way in San Diego. VITEC buys your lunch in the cafeteria at 12 sharp (and we have to say that reviews about the food have been 100% positive), then we move to studio space for the 12:30 presentation. Members and guests welcome.

May 2013 Meeting – Nautel

Ellis Terry visited Chapter 36 this month to update us on new technology at Nautel. Their Analog NVLT FM transmitter series now includes models from 3.5kW to 40kW, and they introduced a Nautel NT series of low power TV transmitters with the Nautel AUI and built-in test instruments.

Many thanks to Nautel for the lunch and to KGTV for hosting the meeting at its facility.