Media, Radio, Television and Professional Graphics

What Open Source tools are available to media professionals?

That is the main question that will be addressed at the special "Media, Radio, Television and Professional Graphics" stream the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is co-organising during the LSM 2012.

More than 20 projects

The media sessions during the LSM will show over 20 Open Source projects related to audio-visual content production and distribution, covering ingest, encoding, storage, audio post-production, video-post production, graphics, play-out, radio, etc.

Sharing experiences

Goals are to learn how the open tools are used in practice and what their features/limitations are. The idea is also to create links between people from media, developpers and industry. Live demonstrations of the tools will be available too, including Swedisth Televisions’ CasparCG Graphics play-out and a completely open radio transmission platform.

Desktop publishing with Scribus 1.4

Speaker(s) : Govert Combée

  • Language : Français
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Monday 9 July 2012
  • Schedule : 11:00
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Scribus is a free package for page layout (DTP). The release of Scribus 1.4 gives us a chance to present this program with feature that before could only be found in the big proprietary software. The digital arts are well served by free software and Scribus is one of the best examples. This conferen... Read more

Creating searchable PostScript and PDF documents

Speaker(s) : Frank Hofmann

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Monday 9 July 2012
  • Schedule : 11:40
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
PostScript and PDF are very common document formats, for example in areas like pre-print processing, document exchange, accounting, and for digital document archives. This talk focuses on the necessity to create and distribute documents that can be evaluated by a search engine later on.
From the end... Read more

The reasons why Gimp does not need CMYK

Speaker(s) : Dimitri Robert

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Confirmed
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Monday 9 July 2012
  • Schedule : 14:00
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
GIMP, the free photo manipulation and image authoring tool is very likely the most well known in the free software world. Can we consider it to be a replacement for Photoshop? One of the recurrent critic is related to the missing of CMYK support, the calorimetric model used for printing , which woul... Read more

Towards Scribus 1.6 - perspectives of development

Speaker(s) : Pierrick Brunet

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Confirmed
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Monday 9 July 2012
  • Schedule : 14:40
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
This conference presents the details about the current development for to the upcoming version 1.6, currently under heavy work.
Pierrick Brunet joined Scribus for the Google Summer of Code 2012 and is currently working on the completion of the undo functions. In the second part of his GSoC he will f... Read more

Free typography, from the screen to the printing

Speaker(s) : Manuel Schmalstieg

  • Language : Français
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Monday 9 July 2012
  • Schedule : 15:20
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
In the last two years, the open source and free fonts has seen a huge boost, mostly due to the new chances related to the web typography.
This evolution lead the digital design group Greyscale Press to an hybrid editorial project: a reference book (on paper!) collecting typographical samples of free... Read more

AFGRAL : general assembly

Speaker(s) : Cédric Gémy, Elisa de Castro Guerra

  • Language : Français
  • Nature : Assemblée Générale
  • Date : Monday 9 July 2012
  • Schedule : 16:20
  • Duration : 100 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
The French speaking libre graphic designers association has been helding since last year the general assembly at the RMLL. While only the members have the right to vote, the assembly is open to the public and everybody is welcome to join the association during the assembly.
The AFGRAL’s goal i... Read more

Introduction & Why libre software is relevant for media professionals

Speaker(s) : Mathias Coinchon, Frans De Jong, Bram Tullemans

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 09:20
  • Duration : 20 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
In this introduction presentation, Mathias Coinchon and Bram Tullemans will explain why FLOSS is relevant for media professionals, such as broadcasters and free-lancers. Frans De Jong will introduce the first day dedicated on production.
Nowadays media content creation, modification and distribution... Read more

Page layout with Scribus

Speaker(s) : Louis Desjardins, Ale Rimoldi, Cédric Gémy

  • Language : Français
  • Nature : Atelier
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 09:20
  • Duration : 180 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S030
In this hands on workshop we will produce a 8 pages newsletter with Scribus. We will focus on a collaborative process.
You’ll need Scribus 1.4 installed on your computer and some (at least basic) knowledge of Scribus or any other DTP package.
Louis Desjardins has been working in the graphic ar... Read more

Apertus - The birth of a completely open digital cinema camera

Speaker(s) : Sebastian Pichelhofer

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 09:40
  • Duration : 30 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
Before the digital revolution in movie production, DOPs had a pretty clear understanding of what was happening inside their movie cameras and how to achieve the look and feel they were after. Nowadays cameras have effectively become black boxes, because manufacturers want to prevent competitors to d... Read more

Open Source broadcast is about hardware too!

Speaker(s) : Darren R. Starr

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 10:10
  • Duration : 30 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
The most critical component for an Open Source broadcast environment is in development right now: the hardware!
In this presentation, Darren Star will explain how open source hardware is developed, how it benefits from community feedback and why it is well-positioned to meet everybody’s needs.... Read more

An introduction to OpenStack, an open source scalable cloud operating system

Speaker(s) : David Butler

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 11:00
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
OpenStack is a collaborative software project designed to create freely available code, badly needed standards, and common ground for the benefit of both cloud providers and cloud users. In the world of private clouds and public clouds there are many commercial and open source solutions. However, be... Read more

Meeting GIMP 2.8

Speaker(s) : Dimitri Robert

  • Language : Français
  • Nature : Atelier
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 11:40
  • Duration : 60 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S050
Trought this workshop will discover the new interface in GIMP 2.8 and some of the new functionality: using advanced brushes features, interactive deformations and the text layers. We will be using the 2.8 version, released at the begining of May.
Dimitri Robert is co-founder of Libre à vous, a compa... Read more

How RAI's Hyper Media News aggregation system keeps staff on top of the news

Speaker(s) : Maurizio Montagnuolo

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 11:40
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
This presentation introduces the RAI Hyper Media News aggregation system for managing news streams from different media sources. Information streams from both television and the internet are automatically acquired, aggregated in topics and indexed to provide more integrated access to the material.
... Read more

CasparCG: 24/7 Graphics & Video play-out for free

Speaker(s) : Jonas Hummelstrand

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 14:00
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
So how exactly did SVT, Swedish national public broadcaster, create a professional broadcast quality graphics and video solution with the combination of free and open source software and cheap hardware?
That is what you will learn in this presentation by motion graphics designer Jonas Hummelstrand.
... Read more

Blender - an open-source 3D content creation suite

Speaker(s) : Olivier Amrein

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 14:40
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
This presentation provides an introduction to Blender and the world of 3D animations creation. Oliver Amrein will start with presenting the history of Blender, and then dive into some of its tools and how they are used. He will highlight some key features and show you a glimpse of the amazing commu... Read more

Open Source Video Editing - How pro can you get?

Speaker(s) : gisles Boudet,

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 15:20
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
Professional video editing has traditionally been relying on hard- and software from a few dedicated vendors. Currently only a handful of different systems covers the vast majority of professional users. However, these systems are relatively closed and can cause interoperability issues due to codec... Read more

How to contribute to the code without having programming skills

Speaker(s) : Ale Rimoldi

  • Language : Français
  • Nature : Atelier
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 16:20
  • Duration : 100 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S050
In my day to day experience, I see lot of users with no programming skills wondering how they can contribute to the Scribus project (this must happen in lot of other projects!). It is not needed to know C++ or any other programming language to help out. This conference will give show you some exampl... Read more

FreeLCS - Free EBU R128 loudness correction for audio files

Speaker(s) : Mikael Hartzell

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 16:20
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
This presentation shows how to build a file server that automatically creates EBU R128 loudness corrected versions of audio files transferred to it. The server processes files more than 20 times faster than realtime and gives visual feedback of the loudness variations in each file in the form of lou... Read more

Vector drawing with Inkscape

Speaker(s) : Simon « Gee » Giraudot

  • Language : Français
  • Nature : Atelier
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 16:20
  • Duration : 100 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S030
Thiis Inkscape workshop will teach how to create and modify paths and shapes more or less complexes with several different tools specific to this software (callygraphy, bezier courbes, combining, ...). We will also have a look how to enrich your drawings with colors, blurs and gradients.
Simon Girau... Read more

Broadcasting from the cloud with Airtime 2

Speaker(s) : Daniel James

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 17:00
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
This talk will introduce Airtime 2, the open broadcast software for scheduling and remote radio station management. Airtime has been intended to provide a solution for a wide range of broadcast projects, from community to public and commercial stations. Web browser access to the station’s medi... Read more

Discussion - Should the media go completely FLOSS?

Speaker(s) : Presenters, audience

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Table ronde
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 17:40
  • Duration : 20 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
For this discussion the audience and presenters are invited to share their views on the relevance FLOSS has for media professionals and how its development in the coming years could be encouraged.
Panel session moderated by Frans de Jong (EBU).... Read more

CasparCG - An open-source graphics and play-out server

Speaker(s) : Robert Nagy

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Atelier
  • Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Schedule : 09:20
  • Duration : 140 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S030
Target audience : Professionals
CasparCG (www.casparcg.com) is a professional, free & open source video and graphics play-out software for TV broadcasts, events and digital signage. It was started as an in-house tool back in 2006 at the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation (SVT). Since then it has gone through major development an... Read more

Open Source Broadcast Encoding

Speaker(s) : Adi Kouadio, Kieran Kunhya

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Schedule : 09:20
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
This session will start with a short encoding solutions overview by Adi Kouadio, after which Kieran will present the OBE project.
A number broadcast encoders based on open source software have been built as in-house solutions, however there has never been an open source project dedicated to the spec... Read more

Writing Scripts and Plugins : pushing the limits of Scribus

Speaker(s) : Ale Rimoldi

  • Language : Français
  • Nature : Atelier
  • Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Schedule : 09:20
  • Duration : 140 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail 2193
Target audience : General publicGeeks
You will have the chance to get to know some of the most advanced features of Scribus: the Scripts and the Plugins.
Depending on the interest of the participants, the workshop will then focus on how to write simple scripts (that work directly in Scribus), wirting patches to change the Scribus code o... Read more

MXF Low latency Streaming Demonstrator

Speaker(s) : Jérémie Rossier

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Schedule : 10:00
  • Duration : 20 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
Media professionals are using the MXF (Material eXchange Format) container format for contribution and production. MXF has been developed and standardised by the SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers), following the groundbreaking work of the EBU / SMPTE Task Force for Harmonized... Read more

PJSIP: Lightweight Portable SIP and Media Stack

Speaker(s) : Perry Ismangil

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Schedule : 10:20
  • Duration : 20 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
pjsip is an open source project started in 2005. As an implementation of realtime multimedia communications protocols, it strives to be small, fast, and portable. Using a dual licensing model, it is used in many applications, both open source and proprietary projects.
Perry Ismangil has been involve... Read more

OSS bricks for television head-ends

Speaker(s) : Christophe Massiot

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Schedule : 11:00
  • Duration : 30 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
Typical television head-ends consist of simple operations: satellite acquisition, descrambling, transcoding or transrating, recording and play-back. The speaker will demonstrate how open-source software can help building a complex television head-end solution. He will also explain how it has led to ... Read more

Cinelerra video editing workshop

Speaker(s) : Gisles Boudet

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Atelier
  • Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Schedule : 11:00
  • Duration : 100 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S050
Target audience : Professionals
This workshop will show you how to use the Cinelerra non-linear video editing software. Gisles Boudet will take you through each of the steps required to create a production:
 Acquisition and encoding
 The use of Edit Decision Lists (EDL)
 Project management and sequences
 Editin... Read more

Open source interactive television in Italy (and Europe too)

Speaker(s) : Andrea Venturi

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Schedule : 11:30
  • Duration : 30 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
This presentation will cover the experience made in Italy about red button services for interactive tv italian Standard (MHP based on Java).
Since 2004 Avalpa has developed an open source Datacast server for DSMCC the standard for interactive digital tv in Italy (but also at the base of MHEG the UK ... Read more

Home Brew IPTV Head-End

Speaker(s) : Thomas Kernen

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Schedule : 12:00
  • Duration : 30 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
TV services are evolving, both the delivery mechanisms and the end devices. This session is about building a video head-end from open source software for your home, lab, school, community to allow multiple end devices to receive live radio and TV services independently from the set of receiving devi... Read more

Blender 3D - introduction workshop

Speaker(s) : Olivier Amrein

  • Language : English
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Atelier
  • Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Schedule : 14:00
  • Duration : 120 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S030
Target audience : Professionals
This workshop will provide an introduction to the famous Blender 3D software. It is targetted at beginners who would like to discover the 3D world of Blender.
On the menu are the creation of objects and their basic manipulation in 3D, such as translations and rotations. Mesh editing and basic lighti... Read more

Building an Internet TV distribution chain with F/OSS

Speaker(s) : Niels Laukens

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Schedule : 14:00
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
Last year, we tried - and succeeded - to build a distribution chain for distributing audiovisual material over the public internet. At that time, there were 3 competing standards (Apple’s, Microsoft’s and Adobe’s). Each provided an adaptive, http-based delivery, each with their own... Read more

Améliorer les workflow de production graphique

Speaker(s) : Cedric Gémy

  • Language : Français
  • Nature : Table ronde
  • Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Schedule : 14:00
  • Duration : 240 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S050
Target audience : Professionals
Professional graphics designers tend to be faced to specific needs and tight deadlines. The improvements to the tools and the production processes can help respecting those constraints. During this workshop we want to share our experience and look together for solutions, which can eventually be work... Read more

Apache modules for Adaptive Streaming. And a business model?

Speaker(s) : Dirk Griffioen

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Schedule : 14:40
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
CodeShop has made h264 and smoothstreaming modules for webservers like Apache, Nginx and Lighttpd under an open source license since 2007.
For non-commercial use both modules can be used freely - as license we first used GPL and now Creative Commons. For commercial use we provide a commercial licens... Read more

Broadcast related research and free software outputs from a large EU P2P Project

Speaker(s) : George Wright

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Schedule : 15:20
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
Alongside partners on P2P-Next, BBC R&D worked on synchronising timed metadata with live streamed video over the web using lightweight interactive media objects (LIMO) and a modified browser supporting the HTML5 audio and video elements. By implementing the HTML5 media element startOffsetTime a... Read more

Airtime 2 hands-on workshop

Speaker(s) : Daniel James

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Atelier
  • Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Schedule : 16:20
  • Duration : 100 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S030
Target audience : Professionals
Learn how to get up and running with Airtime 2, the open broadcast software for scheduling and remote station management. This workshop will cover planning, installation, configuration and end user tips for a typical Airtime deployment in a radio station. Read the manual at http://en.flossmanuals.ne... Read more

Digital radio broadcasting using USRP and CRC mmbTools

Speaker(s) : Mathias Coinchon, Stanislas Roehrich

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Schedule : 16:20
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
Usually setting up a DAB+ digital radio transmission has been something complex and expensive, out of reach of smaller radio stations. However, since some years, thanks to the power of the recent CPU and the emergence of software defined radio platforms, all these operations can be done on affordabl... Read more

Free/Open tools for hybrid radio with RadioDNS

Speaker(s) : Michael Barroco

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Schedule : 17:00
  • Duration : 20 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
RadioDNS is an open technology that lets broadcast radio and the internet work together: enhancing the listener experience, and making radio better. It works with FM, DAB/DAB+ digital radio, Digital Radio Mondiale et HD Radio.
Many free/open tools for broadcasters to enable hybrid radio services for... Read more

WebMedia : An open source software publishing chain for multimedia documents

Speaker(s) : Ludovic Gaillard

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Schedule : 17:20
  • Duration : 20 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
Target audience : Professionals
WebMedia : An open source software publishing chain to create, structure and publish multimedia document from audiovisual resources.
Webmedia is based on Scenari and is ready to use for editing and publishing audiovisual resources on the Web: radio shows, cultural events, conferences, multimédia cl... Read more

Conclusions Media theme

Speaker(s) : Mathias Coinchon, Adi Kouadio

  • Language : English
  • Nature : Table ronde
  • Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Schedule : 17:40
  • Duration : 20 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S160
This session summarises the two days focussing on media, radio and TV production.
Mathias Coinchon, Frans de Jong, Adi Kouadio, Bram Tullemans... Read more

Radiohack

Speaker(s) : EBU Radiohack community

  • Language : English
  • Level : Expert
  • Nature : Atelier
  • Date : Thursday 12 July 2012
  • Schedule : 09:20
  • Duration : 120 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail S030
This is a hands-on workshop dedicated to radio broadcasting projects and tools. The content of the workshop will depend on the participating projects.
Topics confirmed:
DAB+ broadcasting transmission based on software defined mmbTools. Learn how to setup the tools. Demo. Bring your USRP if you have... Read more