Elemental Insights Newsletter Vol. III, Issue 10 | October 2014


 Welcome to the Elemental Insights Newsletter, a regular look at news and events from the leader in software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery.

Catch Up on the Latest from IBC

Continuing to Advance the Debate
Welcoming Tim Richards as IBC Chairman
IBC TV Now Available on VOD
Reach New Business in MENA  
Set your Eyes on IBC Technical Papers
Get Ready for the IBC2015 Innovation Awards

Alarab TV Selects Elemental Video Processing for Live News Channel


Systems integrator Qvest Media realizes fully redundant software-defined video solution for live streaming TV using Elemental 
Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced that Alarab TV, a soon to launch Arabic-language news channel, has chosen Elemental video processing systems for its live linear and multiscreen TV service offerings. 


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Introducing the IABM Pavilion at IBC Content Everywhere MENA


 IBC Content Everywhere MENA is an exceptional opportunity to obtain exclusive insights and new business opportunities in the high growth content everywhere market of the Middle East and North Africa. 
IBC has collaborated with the IABM to offer a special low-cost package aimed at maximising sales leads, networking and making contacts within the MENA via the IABM Pavilion.

O2 Post, Brazil’s Largest Post House, Installs DaVinci Resolve and 80 Seats of Resolve Software

Blackmagic Design today announced that O2 Post is installing 80 DaVinci Resolve licenses and three DaVinci Resolves, forming one of the largest DaVinci Resolve workflows in the world.  DaVinci Resolve has become a central part of O2 Post’s entire production and post production workflow, and O2 colorists, editors, VFX artists, producers, directors and clients will be able to view and collaboratively work with DaVinci Resolve files anywhere in the facility.

FilmLight Demonstrates Latest Colour Pipeline Solutions at CAPER 2014

Comprehensive grading solutions at every stage on display in Argentina
FilmLight, alongside its Argentine reseller IPLUSB, is using CAPER 2014 to demonstrate its latest colour grading solutions, designed to seamlessly integrate with today’s evolving workflows (IPLUSB stand, A38, Costa Salguero Exhibition Center, Buenos Aires, 29-31 October 2014).

Facilis Technology and Marquis Broadcast Announce TerraBlock Compatibility with Medway and Project Parking

Polar Graphics

Shared storage provider Facilis Technology and Marquis Broadcast, specialists in content workflows and media integration software, announced today that they’ve joined forces to qualify Medway and Project Parking products with TerraBlock shared storage. The strategic partnership will help Facilis customers take advantage of Medway’s extensive media and metadata tracking features for enhanced project management in Avid environments.

50% off Cinegy AIR PRO

 Cinegy is offering a 50% discount* to anyone who trades in their 3rd party playout solution with Cinegy Air PRO, Cinegy's real-time playout server and multi-channel broadcast automation software. This limited time offer expires on the 31st December 2014.

Blackmagic Design Cameras, HyperDeck and Teranex Used In Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’

Blackmagic Design today announced that several Pocket Cinema Cameras were used to shoot behind the scenes footage and B roll for the Foo Fighters’ eight part “Sonic Highways” series for HBO. Blackmagic Design’s HyperDeck Studio Pro SSD recorders and Teranex 2D Processor were also used as the backbone for the mobile production unit.

AJA Ki Pro Powers ‘Life Is Beautiful’ Live Stream Produced by Camp Digital

Life is Beautiful is a three-day music and lifestyle festival in downtown Las Vegas from October 24-26 taking place over 21 city blocks. Performing at the festival are 67 musical acts that range from the Foo Fighters to Lionel Ritchie, Kanye West and many more. In order to facilitate Internet broadcasts of the performances, event sponsors hired Nashville-based Camp Digital as the on-site video production company. Camp Digital has extensive experience in live event production, and along with a vast team mobilized for the event, is capturing 500+ hours of content using file-based HD/SD recording devices from AJA Video Systems' Ki Pro family.


Merging Technologies

New installation features Hapi, Horus and Pyramix 9
September 13th saw a major Gala concert given at the Meyerson Symphony Center. This was notable for two reasons; firstly it featured violinist Itzhak Perlman and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; and it was the first concert to be recorded with the new recording equipment featuring Merging Technologies’ Horus and Hapi Networked Audio interfaces, two Merging silent PC chassis, and Pyramix 9 MassCore. The hall was filled to capacity and the event was simulcast to a nearby park where thousands were able to enjoy the music and video. The TV truck was fed audio via MADI from one of the Hapi converters and the sound in the park was rated as “excellent”. The orchestra, under its Music Director Jaap van Zweden is performing at very high levels these days and the DSO is rated as one of the top orchestras in the country.

Riedel Communications CCW Expo 2014 Product Preview?


 STX-200 Professional Broadcast-Grade Interface
Tango TNG-200 Fully Networked Platform Based on AES67 and AVB
RSP-2318 Smartpanel
MediorNet and MediorNet Compact
 MediorNet MetroN Core Router
Artist, Performer, and Acrobat Intercom Systems
RockNet Audio Systems

SMPTE Technical Sessions and Exhibitions from IBC2014

During IBC2014, more than 50 SMPTE members were speakers during technical sessions, and more than 107 SMPTE sustaining members exhibited products and technologies. Based in a stand within the IBC Partnership Village, the Society's own participation included support for initiatives such as the popular Rising Stars program, which gave new entrants to the broadcast industry the opportunity to meet top industry experts across a series of specially staged sessions and events.

Latest editorial:

Mobile, Social Media Don't Spell Privacy

"First rule of magic: always be the smartest person in the room." - J. Daniel Atlas, "Now You See Me," Summit Entertainment, 2013 I saw the weirdest thing the other day ... a woman was talking on her iPhone--seriously!! Have you ever seen someone with the battery level of their smartphone below 20 percent? Scary!! People do everything on their phones today ... except talk. Jack Wilder noted, "Dude, I've seen everything that you have ever done."

Heck, Arianna Huffington told Jon Stewart on the Daily Show earlier this year that it's so bad that 20 percent of the folks use their phone during sex (check the online Daily Show archives). Me? I can't even drive and get Siri to call my wife without the voice getting jealous. Snarky text messages are probably why Apple and Google decided to encrypt all mobile messages and California insisted on a kill switch if the phone is lost or stolen. That ticks off the FBI and really irritates the person who swiped the phone and found out all he/she got was a flexible brick.

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Seen @ IBC 2014