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Background: Not to be confused with the Brazilian one that made Turma Da Monica Tapes.

1st Logo

(1987-1995)

Nicknames: "Canal+' and Kanaal 2's Older Brother", "Portuguese Acid Trip", "Another Nonsense Logo", "How to Tell That Your Logos is on Drugs"

Logo: A camera opens (a la 1952 CBS Television Network Productions logo), a box slides and zooms to it's position. A dotted line also zooms out while spinning. A yellow film countdown appears for a split-second on the bottom-right. The word "TRANSVIDEO" slides in to place on the box as yellow splatter effects appear. A white grid box then slides down, with a filmstrip on the right with the word "TRANSVIDEO" ("VIDEO" is in yellow), making the other box glow also in yellow. A flash appears, leaving the white grid texture from the other box. Two black squares slide in from both directions with the wordmark of the company above and below them. They stop. "PICTURE" appear in the two squares (one of them is in a white box) and go back and forth without animation. Suddenly the TRANSVIDEO filmstrip from before dramatically slides in to the right. The two squares merge into one rectangle and the gray TRANSVIDEO wordmarks move diagonally. Then a wiping transition occurs, leaving the same white grid, but without everything else. The TRANSVIDEO filmstrip flies in to the right as dark film countdowns quickly appear.

FX/SFX: Good concept of the abstract animation on this logo for the late '80s and early '90s...

Cheesy Factor: ...which is made with very cheap computer animation. Anyways, counting the overall concept of the logo, it is just ridiculously trying too hard for the eyes and ears, and there's no clear meaning behind it's whole animation. Compare that to Canal+'s identity through 1995-2003, along with the StudioCanal logo from 2001, the 1973-86 TMC logo and the Belgian Kanaal 2 launch logo.

Music/Sounds: A very dramatic orchestral fanfare. Once the wiping transition appears, a calm pizzicato theme is heard for a second, then an orchestral hit that's repeated for 3 times, followed by a dramatic brass note.

Availability: Unknown. Probably ultra rare, considering we have no idea which tapes used this logo.

Scare Factor: Medium to high. The logo is extremely disjointed and is difficult to comprehend. The dramatic music, combined with the dated and hyperactive animation, could also be bound to scare many people. The scare factor is lower for those who are used to it.

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