Revolution not Evolution: Defining the Future with Quantel at NAB 2012

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At NAB 2012, Quantel will be presenting extraordinary products that will revolutionize our industry, helping our customers define their own future by enabling new workflows that help them get the job done faster, more creatively and more economically.

We will be unveiling two revolutionary new software architectures - one for broadcast, one for post – which will change our industry forever and have already resulted in a multi-million dollar order.

The broadcast software revolution
Unveiled at NAB will be a new broadcast architecture that enables COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) storage to support fast-turnaround workflows. It delivers instant access to literally years of online content – ingest becomes archive!  This software technology is open, standards-based and delivers ingest, editing and instant file delivery on a global scale. It is a genuine revolution.


A revolution in high-end post
The new software Pablo delivers real choice to high end post.  Taking advantage of multi-GPU processing, the new Pablo will be available as both software-only and COTS-based turnkey systems in a range of configurations to match the requirements of post today.  All systems are fully Stereo3D capable and support the Neo panel and the new Neo Nano panel which will be unveiled at NAB.  They will also support new high frame-rate and productive Stereo3D finishing workflows.

These revolutionary new developments are fully backwards compatible with Quantel’s existing products, which also benefit from a raft of new developments at NAB:

Fast-turnaround broadcast production
Quantel’s world-leading Enterprise sQ fast-turnaround production system continues to be a massive commercial success. Increasingly, customers want to do more with their Enterprise sQ systems than News and Sports and require enhanced management controls. Enterprise sQ is at NAB with a comprehensive new user permissions and management system.

New Orad graphics integration makes it beautifully simple to add Orad-produced graphics into the Quantel timeline. This tight integration between Quantel and Orad is a perfect example of the kind of interoperability that broadcasters require today.

The file-based workflow capabilities of Enterprise sQ take another step forward with enhancements to sQ Fileflow that now provide a resilient, scalable and SOA file ingest/egress architecture.  sQ Fileflow can both work out of the box and also be included in custom workflows via the new open API.


QTube for global media workflow
The QTube revolution is already in full swing, enabling broadcasters to view and edit live production content anywhere; QTube has knocked down the facility walls and made the whole world a production facility.

At NAB, the focus is on making QTube Edit an even more flexible production tool. QTube Edit now supports disconnected operation, so users can edit packages together offline, and simply connect to the server (via the internet) to access content or upload locally produced work.

QTube Edit is also now able to add effects into the timeline – dissolves, graphics, titles etc. without moving high resolution media over the internet. Remote effects are now practical for the first time.

High-end Post
Leading high-end color and finishing system Pablo picks up a raft of new capabilities at NAB:
·    The latest high end post applications are catered for with the new 48fps timeline.
·    Stereo3D goes to the next level with a new interactive, multi-layer Stereo3D timeline, making it every bit as fast and productive to finish Stereo3D as conventional 2D projects.
·    Also on show is tight integration with Stereo3D timelines from Avid Media Composer 6, streamlining the Stereo3D post production process.
·    The Sony F65 and Canon cameras become the latest in a wide range of digital cameras supported by Pablo.


“The constant change in the content creation business demands innovative thinking,” said Ray Cross, Quantel CEO. “At NAB we will be showing how our new products and technologies cut through the conventional to deliver a real revolution in what our customers can achieve.”