According to Kareem Marashi, Wild West Media’s director of media services, the Quantel eQ is being used for online editing, color correction, compositing, motion tracking, conforming, ingest and output. Wild West also has two Quantel QEffects software-only programs that run on separate workstations.
“We can work on those and interface with the eQ to access its render and output capabilities,” he explains. “That way we make use of all the power of the Quantel systems.”
The studio has already used the eQ to online the golf program Par for the Course.
“The footage was shot on HDCAM, offlined on a different machine in DVCAM, and conformed back to HD on the eQ,” explains Wild West producer/editor Brian Turner. “There was a lot of patchiness on the golf course grass, so in addition to the online we did some color correction work.”