UK Webinar Series: Perspectives on Digital Video Technology


Type: Recorded Webinar

Topics: Video

Date: January 2013

Analog sunset is a worldwide movement to replace analog video technologies with digital solutions. At a global level, AV integrators, designers and end users must adapt to the demands of a high-bandwidth digital video ecosystem that presents new and unexpected challenges. Future success in AV hinges upon a solid understanding of the relationship of various video interfaces used in IT, broadcast, commercial and consumer environments.

In this webinar we explore the signal architecture underlying Serial Digital Interface (HD-SDI, 3G-SDI), Transition Minimized Differential Signaling (DVI-D, HDMI) and packetized data transmission (DisplayPort, Thunderbolt). A thorough explanation of the relationship of each of these emerging technologies is presented.

This class will foster an understanding of how various digital video connectivity schemes evolved, how and when signals might be transcoded, what carriage limitations may be present, and how these connectivity topologies might affect new product and technology development.


Joseph Cornwall, CTS-D, DSCE, ISF-C, ROI, Business Development Manager, Lastar Inc.

A dynamic presenter, Joseph Cornwall has worked in the commercial AV industry for more than two decades. He’s held management and technical positions with Sony, General Instrument and Motorola Broadband Communications Sector. Cornwall was a founding member of C-Big, the C-Band Industry Group and served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA) from 1999 through 2003. Today, Joe Cornwall holds the position of Business Development Manager for Lastar, where he’s responsible for promotion, support and growth of a full complement of connectivity solutions, including the award-winning RapidRun line of products. Cornwall holds CTS-D, DSCE, ISF-C and ROI industry certifications and is a graduate of Massasoit State College and the University of Cincinnati.