March 2009 Meeting – Tektronix Discusses AFD

One of the most common complaints about modern television is that the video doesn’t always fill the screen. Viewers who buy expensive flat-screen monitors often feel it’s very important that all the real estate is filled with active video, even when that means distorting the image geometry.

There’s help for viewers who want to see more screen filling. The Active Format Descriptor (AFD) is a metadata technology slowly finding its way into the broadcast chain.

Steve Holmes, Senior Applications Engineer with Tektronix, will discuss AFD packet monitoring and advanced metadata analysis through the appropriate flag system and data packets at our March 19 meeting at TV Magic, 8112 Engineer Road, in Kearny Mesa.

Note that this is a Thursday meeting. We’ll start with a free lunch at noon, short chapter meeting at 12:30, then the presentation. You should be able to leave for work by 1:30 PM. Guests are always welcome.