POP TV’s Patrick Yew on post production workflows and OpenDrives storage solutions

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POP TV’s Vice President, Post Production Patrick Yew joins Steve Waskul in the StudioXperience broadcast studio at the 2018 NAB Show for a live Waskul.TV interview. Together they discuss the post production workflows used at POP TV with a detailed look at their shared storage and how selecting the right technologies can lead to sustained viability for production equipment. Pop uses over 350TB of shared storage from OpenDrives.

About Patrick Yew

Patrick Yew currently serves as VP, Post production with Pop Media Group where he has been for nearly 4 years. Prior to this, Patrick worked as Director of Post Production at TVGN (TVGN was the name of the company before it was rebranded as Pop in 2015). Mr. Yew also worked for 5 years as the manager of post production during the time the company was known as TV Guide Channel (TV Guide Network).

Pop Media Group

Pop Media Group, LLC owns and operates an entertainment channel that is available to over 73 million households as of January 2016. It also produces television series. The company was formerly known as TV Guide Entertainment Group, LLC and changed its name to Pop Media Group, LLC in 2015. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is based in Playa Vista, California. As of March 26, 2013, Pop Media Group, LLC operates as a joint venture of CBS Interactive Inc. and Lions Gate Entertainment, Inc.

Waskul.TV – Powered by HP Z Workstations with Intel® Xeon® processors

HP Z Workstations with Intel® Xeon® processors play a vital role in our Waskul.TV production workflows. StudioXperience showcased the full range of HP Z Workstations at the 2018 NAB Show including several HP Z8 Workstations that powered our virtual set during our live broadcast which you can see in this interview. Learn more by visiting our StudioXperience site.

HP Z Workstations powering the Waskul.TV virtual production workflow at the 2018 NAB Show

The Waskul.TV Broadcast Control Center in StudioXperience at the 2018 NAB Show. Our virtual production workflow includes four HP Z8 Workstations that power the Zero Density Reality software which removes the green backgrounds and composites the live action into the virtual set
The Waskul.TV Broadcast Control Center in StudioXperience at the 2018 NAB Show. Our virtual production workflow includes four HP Z8 Workstations that power the Zero Density Reality software which removes the green backgrounds and composites the live action into the virtual set
At the 2018 NAB Show, StudioXperience featured a new virtual production workflow based upon Zero Density's Reality software running on HP Z8 Workstations
At the 2018 NAB Show, StudioXperience featured a new virtual production workflow based upon Zero Density's Reality software running on HP Z8 Workstations