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Submitted by Alicia on April 4, 2016

The 2016 NAB Show is shaping up to be exciting. Where else can you hear about the creation of television programs like Fox’s Empire and ABC’s Fresh off the Boat, get an inside look behind-the-scenes at box office hits including Star Wars and Deadpool, and hear from Olympic gold medalist and 10-time boxing world champion, Oscar De La Hoya?

In addition to celebrities and entertainment experts, find inspiration, groundbreaking attractions and speaking sessions beyond the show floor. At the LVCC, you can discover innovation and cutting-edge technologies enabling virtual reality and high dynamic range video, aerial robotics and drones, and connected media and IP advancements that enrich the consumer viewing experience.

Anticipation is building and Elemental is excited to demonstrate technology advancements that are changing the media experience. Beyond the Elemental booth, there are four great speaking sessions planned, so if you geek out on video encoding, take this opportunity to hear from CEO Sam Blackman – most likely wearing signature Elemental green pants – in these keynote presentations:

Our resident video delivery expert, Lionel Bringuier, will give two presentations in technology partner booths, so if you like hands-on product demonstrations – and charming French accents – check out these opportunities:

  • The EMC Isilon Alliance Partner Customer Showcase features a presentation about changing habits around content viewing on Monday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 19 from 1:30 - 2:00pm in booth SL9605.
  • The Scality Theater Presentation features a discussion about next-generation content delivery and how Elemental Delta video delivery combined with Scality RING storage enables enriched consumer experiences. Monday, April 18 from 4:00 - 4:30pm and Tuesday, April 19 from 3:00 - 3:30pm in booth SL10605.

Join us in booth SU2724. We invite you to schedule a meeting with an Elemental representative during your time at NAB. If you can’t make it to Las Vegas this year, check out NAB Show Live to watch live streaming of select conference sessions and interviews with leading industry experts. Or keep an eye on the Elemental Twitter stream to keep up with news and happenings from the show floor and beyond. We look forward to seeing you (and perhaps running with you) in Vegas!

Submitted by Heidi on April 3, 2016

As Director of Broadcast Engineering for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tom Darin’s job is to harness the power of professional sports and technology to make going to a baseball game at Dodger Stadium an immersive experience. Think replays on the big screen, stats on your smartphone, and easily accessible highlights during the seventh inning stretch.

Part of Tom’s job is archiving all the baseball entertainment shown on “Dodger Vision,” as the stadium video boards, LEDs, and sound system are fondly called. For this, he turned to Elemental, which records all Dodger Vision live-to-archive feeds.

Tom chose Elemental video processing solutions because he wanted to ensure that his engineering team was able to do their job easily and reliably.

He was specifically looking for a solution that gave him the ability to record in a tapeless format, required minimal hardware, and offered versatility. With Elemental, he was especially pleased by the easy-to-use interface, a super powerful system that was able to transcode and handle all the data needed to capture the ball game experience, and the ease of programming.

The Dodgers use Elemental encoders to output both ProRes and MP4 formats. With ProRes, Tom’s team can save a pristine recorded copy of each feed to store or edit. These are used to create highlight videos that fans at future games can watch on Dodger Vision before play starts. The live-to-MP4 capability lets them distribute recorded content quickly in an easily viewable format to any Dodger employee that may need it.

Today marks opening day for the Major League Baseball 2016 season. Learn how the Dodgers use Elemental video processing to provide next-generation entertainment for all 81 home games in this customer snapshot.

Submitted by Alyssa on March 23, 2016

Sky offers a broad range of content to over 21 million customers in five countries across Europe. The company has a history of harnessing innovative technologies to offer the best possible TV experience to customers, whenever and wherever they choose to consume it.

As Europe’s leading investor in multiscreen content, Sky spends almost £5 billion on programming annually. The company is also investing in its own original productions, with more than 100 dramas in development. To deliver massive amounts of premium video to its customers, Sky needed a platform for both live and VOD streaming that could scale efficiently with the company’s growing content library and video infrastructure requirements.

Sky leveraged software-defined video solutions from Elemental to launch both NOW TV, a new OTT TV service, and Sky Go, a mobile TV service. This provides Sky customers the superior image quality they’ve come to expect on connected devices, and gives Sky the greatest return on its content investment as the company extends its reach to an increased audience. Learn more about how Elemental video solutions support Sky’s media experiences in this case study.

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