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IP broadcast infrastructure will take up to 10 years to complete for majority of broadcasters

Quantel and Snell today released the results of a global survey into the industry’s views on IP and 4K adoption. More than 1000 people responded to the survey from small, medium and large-scale public and private broadcast and post organizations across more than 80 countries. The result is a highly informative, real-world review of where the industry is – and where it’s going – with IP and 4K. Read the rest of this entry »

Quantel launches software version of Qube editor

Quantel launched the software-only version of its Qube craft editor at IBC, giving Enterprise sQ customers the choice to purchase Qube as a software or turnkey system. The software Qube supports the AJA Kona 3G for full HD and SD input and output.

Qube is a compressed software editing and finishing system that runs on standard PC hardware for use with Enterprise sQ fast-turnaround production systems. Qube delivers interactive working for SD, HD and Stereo3D projects. Because all Quantel editors share a common software foundation, Qube benefits from the same comprehensive color correction and finishing toolset as Pablo Rio, including conform, color, editing, effects, text, Paintbox and multi-format versioning. Qube handles the widest possible range of broadcast production tasks.

Qube efficiently handles today’s digital capture formats such as XDCAM, P2, RED, Sony F55/65, XAVC, SStP, ARRI, GoPro and Canon, and will of course also edit directly with media held on the host Enterprise sQ system. File-based media can be soft-mounted or imported locally, with finished results published to the sQ server.

Qube software can be operated either from a conventional keyboard and tablet, or can purchased with the Neo Nano color control panel to add complete interactivity for color correction sessions. Quantel’s motorized audio fader panel is also an option.

“Software Qube is all about giving our customers choice,” said Steve Owen, Quantel Marketing Director. “Customers can choose software or turnkey systems and whatever their choice, they get a fully featured craft editor that can tackle everything broadcast today throws at it.”




Quantel at IBC2014

Quantel will be out in force at IBC 2014 showing new products, features and facilities across its full range of news and sports, production everywhere and post production systems all designed to help broadcasters and post houses deliver higher quality content, faster and more efficiently across multiple platforms.

News and Sports

LiveTouch will be launched at IBC. LiveTouch is a scalable studio highlights system comprising a new server, a new software client, a new panel and new middleware that links clients with content across a server cluster. The panel is purpose-designed to make highlights selection sure, simple and robust. LiveTouch is flexible – easily reconfigured to support different productions across several studios as required. Uniquely, LiveTouch offers bidirectional editor integration direct into the server cluster, speeding operations and simplifying system design.


We’ll be showing all the latest Enterprise sQ developments, including a raft of editor improvements, as well as a new eight port version of sQ Record that saves space in crowded galleries and machine rooms. There’s support for XAVC media across the system in both automated and manual workflows and new support for 4K media.

Also new is Fileflow 2 which adds more flexibility, easier IT integration and a faster workflow to Enterprise sQ file i/o. Key improvements are roles-based user accounts making it easier to manage the system, new security features such as folder-based credentials, and FTP client support making it easier to integrate into large IT systems. There’s also a new web-based drag and drop interface which makes it easy for files to be sent to different destinations direct from the editor.


Production Everywhere

QTube is all about helping broadcasters create great content more quickly using relevant media no matter where it is located, and get it to air, web, mobile or tablet wherever it is required. IBC highlights will include a new browser-based InterSite workflow that makes it easier than ever before to add InterSite operations to Enterprise sQ systems.


Post Production

Genetic Engineering 2 is making its European debut at IBC 2014. GE2 is Quantel’s shared storage solution for post that delivers new levels of flexibility, performance and productivity for Quantel Pablo Rio color and finishing system users. GE2 has already proved itself as the 4K production hub at the 2014 FIFA World Cup TM, producing 4K 60p highlights packages for worldwide distribution by Sony as well as working on the official FIFA 4K World Cup film promos. There will be guest presentations on the stand demonstrating the World Cup 4K production workflow featuring some simply stunning 4K footage from the event.


The sixth new software release this year for Quantel’sPablo Rio high quality color and finishing software will be on show at IBC, continuing Pablo Rio’s development as the finishing system of choice for 4K and beyond. New at IBC will be a raft of features – including S-log3/S-Gamut3 support, the latest ARRI SDK, DCP import and soft mount, ProRes 4444 XQ, 4K output support on the AJA Kona 3G – all making it even more straightforward to integrate Pablo Rio into the wide range of post pipelines in use today.


IP Production

Complementing the IP routing demo on the Snell booth, Quantel will be showing IP-based production using revolutionQ to record and edit live IP streams. Together Quantel and Snell are showing a complete vision for the IP-based facility of the future.



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