NVIDIA’s David Weinstein on Quadro RTX and its impact on VR and graphics production


NVIDIA Director for Professional VR, David Weinstein joins Steve Waskul in the StudioXperience Broadcast Studio at SIGGRAPH 2018. During this interview they discuss VR, ray tracing and the advantages of the new NVIDIA Quadro RTX platform that was announced by NVIDIA’s CEO Jensen Huang at SIGGRAPH 2018.

At StudioXperience at the 2018 NAB Show, the live Waskul.TV broadcast was powered by NVIDIA Quadro P6000 GPUs. At that time we were able to leverage the power of the GPUs to drive our real-time virtual sets at 1080p resolution at 60fps. At SIGGRAPH 2018 the new NVIDIA GV100 GPUs allowed us to increase the resolution to 4K while maintaining our 60fps workflow. Also at SIGGRAPH 2018 NVIDIA announced their new RTX GPUs which will enable real-time ray tracing and other new features which we believe will enable us to push the envelope in 2019 with a big leap forward in realism in our virtual sets.

About David Weinstein

David Weinstein is NVIDIA’s Director for professional VR. In this position, David focuses on accelerating and enhancing professional VR technologies. David is responsible for communicating NVIDIA’s VR product portfolio to enterprise customers and partners, and for working internally to align NVIDIA VR products with market opportunities. David is also responsible for speaking with press & analysts to communicate the value of NVIDIA’s VR solution stack — from hardware, through SDK’s, to end-user applications.

Prior to joining NVIDIA, David launched and ran a sequence of technology start-up companies that developed visual analytic services for medical and seismic imaging verticals. David holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Utah, and Bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Waskul.TV – Powered by HP and NVIDIA

HP Z Workstations with NVIDIA® Quadro GPUs play a vital role in our Waskul.TV production workflows. StudioXperience showcased the full range of HP Z Workstations at SIGGRAPH 2018 including several HP Z8 Workstations with NVIDIA Quadro GV100 GPUs that powered our virtual set at 4K 60p during our live broadcast. Learn more by visiting our StudioXperience site.