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Digital HD Transition
The HD Experience Roughly 53% of the viewing public has HD capable devices in their home 24% think they are watching HD while they have no subscription to any HD content Today’s HD Considerations Choices abound: format resolution – 720p, 1080i/p frame rates compression and wrapping audio compression and delivery metadata packaging, delivery, and usage content delivery protocols Metadata is going to be a part of the overall experience With emerging technologies: Super Hi-Vision (SHV, UHDTV 4320p), ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 23, 2011 7:31 AM

Future Trends and Challenges for Aircraft Cabins
Ingo Wuggetzer The aircraft cabin changes from the 60s till now has worsened. First class is actually premium / economy is still moving down in quality The challenge is to do efficiency and comfort Graying population is a challenge will be 14% of the world’s population soon Obesity increasingly becoming an all-milieu core societal problem Will have impact on seat sizes Female forces – women will increasingly influence business and lifestyle There are now more women in college than men People want ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 23, 2011 5:43 AM

Digital Storage for Airline Entertainment
by Thomas Coughlin Common flash memory cards The most common flash memory products currently in use are SD cards and derivative products (e.g. mini and micro-SD cards) Some compact flash used for professional applications (such as DSLR cameras) Evolution of leading flash formats Standardization –> market expansion Market expansion –> volume iNAND –> focus is on enabling embedded X3 iSSD –> ideal for thin form factor devices Flash memory applications Phones are the #1 user of flash memory ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 22, 2011 12:36 PM

Screen Aspect Ratio
Jeffrey Dean, Pixar Aspect Ratio is very important to home video. What is aspect ratio – the ratio from the height to the width 2.35:1 The image is 2.35 times wide as it is high Pixar uses this for half of our movies This is called a widescreen image When modified to fit your television screen They cut this to fit the box of your screen When a comparison is made huge chunks of picture is missing It is harder to find what is going on when these pieces are missing The whole is greater than the pieces ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:30 AM

Retrofit Certification
Impact of Regulations on Cabin Systems Installation John Courtright, Structural Integrity Engineering There are “heightened” FAA attention to technical issues related to IFE and Wi-Fi Systems Installations The Aging Aircraft Safety Rule – EWIS & Damage Tolerance Analysis The Challenge: Maximize Flight Safety While Minimizing Costs Issue Papers & Testing, Testing, Testing The role of Airworthiness Directives (ADs) on the design of many IFE systems and all antenna systems. Goal is safety AND ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:17 AM

The Evolution of Television and Home Entertainment
This is a group that is focused on entertainment in the aviation industry. I am attending their conference for the first time as it relates to my job at Swank Motion Pictures and what we do for our various markets. I will post my notes here. The Evolution of Television and Home Entertainment by Patrick Cosson, Veebeam TV has been the center of living rooms for sometime. Conversations and culture evolve around the TV. The way we consume this content has dramatically been changing. After TV, we had ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 22, 2011 5:40 AM

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