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Quantel demos 'QTube' global collaboration tool

March 17, 2011
Quantel demos 'QTube' global collaboration tool LAS VEGAS — Quantel (www.quantel.com) brought a range of new and enhanced post and broadcast solutions to this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. The company’s booth addresses file-based workflows, enhanced integration, and boosting high quality Stereo 3D productivity.

QTube is a new “workflow over IP” product that will allow for global collaboration. Media assets ingested into the solution can be quickly and securely accessed from anywhere there's an Internet connection. Users connection to the solution will be able to view media, edit metadata, download high-quality media and even perform frame-accurate editing — all via the Internet.

Quantel is showing QTube at their booth working with assets stored thousands of miles away. 

[CLICK HERE to download the QTube whitepaper]

On the Stereo 3D front, Quantel is showing improvements to its iQ (pictured) and Pablo systems. The new GeoFix tool uses advanced image analysis to automatically fix camera geometry differences, helping to boost productivity. Disparity Checker provides realtime measurement of stereo disparity, helping customers meet 3D channel content specifications. Both tools will now be standard on all products, including eQ in V.5 software.  

Enhancements to Quantel’s eQ, iQ and Pablo finishing systems also includes ARRIRAW support for Arri’s Alexa and D21 cameras, two-way native DNxHD file interchange, and 16 channel audio I/O. 

Pablo PA, Quantel’s first software-only product, is at NAB. The software allows studios to set up cost-effective assist stations to handle non-creative tasks. Pablo PA, which was introduced earlier this year, has already been improved with GPU acceleration.

And on a fun note, Quantel has the Marussia Virgin Racing MVR-02 Formula One car — which it sponsors — on display outside the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.