There is a downloadable pdf file of these slides at the HPA Site.
You can also see and hear Mark giving a very similar presentation to the Toronto SMPTE section in December: Arias and Acquisition – a two-part evening with Mark Schubin.
If you are an EDCF member, you can pull a copy of the Alternative Content Guide in pdf format from the members section. This is the link for the EDCF Site.
As well as being a television engineer and historian, Mark has a number of well regarded writings available on the internet. The Schubin Chronicles were written observations from a perspective of a New Yorker after the towers fell in November of 2001. You can see his IMDB.com listing here. There is a 2005 HDTV Magazine Interview that holds up real well.
A number of decades ago your author was privileged to work in a studio with a trés drôle and class act recording producer named John Boylan. As people are wont to do, he had stolen the front receptionists desk to take a phone call, and there he doodled a ToDo List:
- Go to Studio
- Make Hit Record
- Go Home for Lunch
- Noodle the ol’ lady
- Go back to studio
- Make another hit record
- Repeat and Fade
Mark Schbin, equally clever, generous and a class act, shared his ToDo list from one of his weeks during an opera:
- 16 transponders on 13 satellites as well as three transoceanic fiber cables
- multiple motion-compensating HD frame-rate converters
- one-hour HD delays to compensate for the different starts of Summer Time in North America and Europe
- 14 HD cameras and 30 recorders
- five robotic mounts, including two extendable towers and a track, all of which had to be deployed in minutes
- a 600-foot live, backwards Steadicam move (ending at a live burro)
- shooting multicamera live in the control room itself (one intermission was shot live in five different venues)
- live subtitling in multiple languages
- stereo, 5.1, and LT/RT sound, discrete and encoded
- coordinating live commercial U.S. radio, non-commercial U.S. radio, global radio, and the HD cinemacasts, all of which sometimes share and sometimes use different production elements
- coordinating the parking of production vehicles on three Manhattan blocks with the fire department, the police, and local security
And, as Mark always seems to close, TTFN