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Vodafone Spain and Valencia Football Club Complete Successful Trial of 4G LTE Broadcast Distribution Using Thomson Video Networks' ViBE® VS7000  

Thomson Video Networks

eMBMS-Ready ViBE VS7000 Provides Encoding Platform to Distribute Unprecedented Five Simultaneous HD Channels to Valencia CF Fans

Thomson Video Networks today announced that its award-winning ViBE® VS7000 multi-screen and HEVC encoder was chosen by Vodafone Spain and Valencia Football Club for Spain's first live trial of an LTE Broadcast network on May 17. Vodafone Spain and Valencia CF used the ViBE VS7000 to distribute five simultaneous channels of live HD content to fans' mobile devices in Mestalla Stadium during Valencia CF's last Spanish League match against Celta de Vigo.  

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Elemental Insights Newsletter Vol. IV, Issue 4 | May 2015

Elemental

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.

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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera

Black Magic Design

Introducing the world’s smallest digital film action camera with innovative remote control!

Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, a miniaturized Super 16mm professional digital film camera with a revolutionary new expansion port that lets customers use PWM and S.Bus model airplane remote controls to operate the camera wirelessly for capturing action anywhere.

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is available in July for $995 and will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2015 booth at #SL219. 

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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K 

Black Magic Design

Introducing the world’s smallest Ultra HD live studio camera!

Blackmagic Design  announced the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K, an incredibly tiny Ultra HD and HD studio camera for live production that delivers dramatically better quality than the biggest and most expensive studio cameras used today.

Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K is available in July for $1,295 and will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2015 booth at #SL219. 

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BBC One Drama Adaptation of Poldark Composited in Fusion Studio 

Black Magic Design

Blackmagic Design today announced that Poldark, the new hit television drama by production company Mammoth Screen features visual effects production by Lexhag Ltd, including lavish set extensions and 3D matte painting, which were composted in Fusion Studio 7.

The eight part series, based on Winston Graham’s first two Poldark novels, was adapted by Debbie Horsfield and directed by Edward Bazalgette and Will McGregor. Visual Effects (VFX) for the series were supervised by Alexis Haggar who was involved in the series from pre production, working closely alongside series production designer Catrin Meredydd as well as the two block directors and both block directors of photography. 

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Wim Wenders’ ‘Every Thing Will Be Fine’ Finished with DaVinci Resolve 

Black Magic Design

Blackmagic Design today announced that “Every Thing Will Be Fine”, directed by legendary German director Wim Wenders and starring James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rachel McAdams, has been graded on DaVinci Resolve at Arri Film & TV Services Berlin by colourist Philipp Orgassa.

The film, which focuses on a novelist who accidentally knocks down and kills a child, is shot in 3D in order to produce a magnifying effect that draws out the emotions of grief and trauma felt by the protagonists. This is Wenders’ first dramatic production in 3D, following his Oscar nominated dance documentary “Pina” and the “Cathedrals of Culture” architecture series 

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GatesAir Prepares Rede VTV of Brazil for Digital Transition with Hybrid ISDB-T and Analog TV Network

Gates Air

Systems integrator Foccus Digital integrates turnkey, high-efficiency single-frequency network with 31 transmitters across Sao Paulo State

GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, is preparing Brazilian TV broadcaster Rede VTV, an affiliate of the SBT Network, for a full ISDB-Tb digital TV transition in advance of the country’s 2018 analog TV shutoff deadline. As part of a turnkey over-the-air solution, systems integration firm Foccus Digital is rolling out a single-frequency network (SFN) comprised of multiple high-efficiency GatesAir Maxiva™ UAX air-cooled UHF transmitters. The network today allows Rede VTV to serve both analog and digital TV viewers, with GatesAir enabling the multichannel opportunities of ISDB-Tb DTV at the lowest total of ownership.

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New FM On-Channel Booster Technologies Webinar 

Gates Air

Want to learn how to beat the coverage challenges that your FM station might be facing from terrain, spacing, multi-path, and other limitations? Interested in growing the size and quality of your coverage area and listener base?

GatesAir's Keyur Parikh and GeoBroadcast Solutions' Hal Kneller will tell you how with an exciting and powerful solution: Maxxcasting™! 

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BLUEFISH444 ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR NEW FEATURES COMING TO ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD

Polar Graphics

Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced support for the updates coming soon to  Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC and Adobe After Effects®, key components of Adobe Creative Cloud®. Bluefish444 demonstrated their “Second to none” integration with Adobe Creative Cloud at NAB Show 2015 with Live 4K Capture and Playback in a portable workstation.

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BLUEFISH444 ANNOUNCES SDI SUPPORT FOR AVID PRO TOOLS 12 

Polar Graphics

Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces support for industry leading audio post production software, Avid Pro Tools. 

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Visit Riedel Communications at BroadcastAsia2015, Booth 5C6-01 

Riedel

 Australia's ABC Upgrades Communications Across Cities and Sites With Deployment of Riedel Artist Trunk Navigator 

Riedel Communications today announced that Australian broadcast network ABC has installed the Riedel Artist Trunk Navigator system to support a VoIP-based communications network connecting producers, journalists, and presenters working at ABC bureaus across Australia. By simplifying the networking of geographically diverse Artist digital matrix intercom systems over 80 VoIP trunk lines, the Artist Trunk Navigator facilitates simpler, more efficient, and more reliable communications between sites during production and broadcast.  

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Sky Sports Chooses Thomson Video Networks' ViBE® CP6000 as Contribution Platform for 2015 Formula 1® 

Thomson Video Networks

Thomson Video Networks today announced that its industry-leading ViBE® CP6000 contribution platform has been chosen by Sky Sports for its exclusive U.K. coverage of the 2015 Formula 1® (F1®) racing season, which opened March 15 with the Australian Grand Prix. 

"As one of the world's largest and most prestigious sporting events, F1® is also one of the biggest projects in the Sky Sports broadcast calendar. From March through November, our mobile teams will need to contribute eight simultaneous high-quality live feeds from 20 Grand Prix races around the world," said Gordon Roxburgh, technical manager at Sky Sports. "The ViBE CP6000 from Thomson Video Networks offers the ideal encoding/decoding solution with its dense 1-RU form factor, which fits easily in a flight case; its support for standards-based, high-profile picture formats; and its ease of use."  

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GatesAir Appoints Incospec as Canadian Distribution Channel                     

Gates Air

New partner brings nearly four decades of RF/optical transmission expertise to relationship, including a full suite of design, commissioning and integration services for TV and radio systems

GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, has appointed Montreal-based Incospec Communications as its Canadian distribution channel effective immediately. Together, the two companies bring more than 130 years of combined RF expertise to the over-the-air TV and radio market across Canada, with an emphasis on delivering complete systems and guiding broadcasters through challenging transitions.

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Riedel Communications BroadcastAsia2015 Product Preview

Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 350 people at 13 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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Toxic Workers - Business Action - Accent the Positive, Eliminate the Negative

You've probably read about the best places to work and wish you worked there.  

You've also read some of  those people really aren't happy to go to work this morning.

They can't both be right.

Maybe it's not the place where you work but the people you work with ... O.K., not all of them, just a few or maybe just one.  

You know the one who is toxic as in poisonous, dangerous, contaminating, lethal.  

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Like a virus, he/she spreads counterproductive attitudes and actions that impact workgroups and the organization. Their contrarian, antagonistic approach spreads insidiously throughout the organization or people take extra steps to avoid becoming infected by ignoring, staying as far away as possible or limiting contact with the individual.  

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