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8K Association Announces Event Plans at EnTech Fest and NAB

As part of its ongoing efforts to promote 8K content initiatives across the industry, the 8K Association March 15 announced that it will participate in a number of strategic events throughout the year, including both panel discussions and technical demonstrations at the upcoming EnTech Fest and NAB Show.

Under the theme “8K — Leading the Way,” the organization plans to highlight the wide range of 8K content projects currently being developed, along with the number of leading companies and creators who are driving the 8K content ecosystem.

“One of the goals of the 8K Association is to educate and excite the trade about the wide range of 8K content initiatives that are already underway,” said its newly installed executive director Mike Fidler. “Our participation in well-known events like EnTech Fest and NAB will enable us to bring more awareness to these projects, along with the leading executives and companies behind them.”

At EnTech Fest in Los Angeles on March 29, Fidler will be moderating a panel session featuring Jonathon Lee, head of media engineering and innovation at Amazon Studios; Greg Ciaccio, senior director of post production original content at Imax; and Uday Mathur, chief technology officer at RED Digital Cinema. The discussion will focus on the various ways that 8K technology is elevating the creative entertainment experience. Additionally the 8K Association will be conducting a series of demonstrations throughout the day to illustrate the key aspects of the 8K ecosystem. To learn more about a complimentary registration for EnTech Fest, go to About — Event Page | EnTech Fest 2023 (accelevents.com) and enter 8KGuest23.

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The 8K Association will also be visible at NAB 2023, which is scheduled for April 15-19 in Las Vegas. A number of the organization’s member companies will be joining to promote and demonstrate the latest video compression technologies for 8K content on the show floor. These demonstrations will be conducted on an ongoing basis in the West Hall at booth W4015. The 8K Association will also be sponsoring a special panel discussion titled “Next Generation Video Codecs for 8K.” It will highlight the most recent advances in video codecs for 8K content delivery and their key advantages over legacy video codecs. The panel, which will be held April 17 from 2:30 to 3:20 p.m. PT in the floor theater in the West Hall next to Future Park, will be moderated by Ravi Velhal of Intel and features Mauricio Alvarez Mesa, CEO and co-founder of Spin-Digital; Thomas Kramer, VP of strategy and business development at MainConcept; Thomas Burnichon, VP of innovation strategy for Ateme and Abdul Rehman, CEO at SIMMWAVE. To learn more about these 8K Association activities, contact Diana Oh care of press@8kassociation.com.

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