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September 2014
Issue: NAB Show Daily

QUANTEL SHOWS NEO, PREVIEWS DINO

By: Marc Loftus
LAS VEGAS - UK-based Quantel (www.quantel.com) is at NAB with Neo, a new control panel for its Pablo color correction system. The controller was designed with feedback from Pablo users and incorporates a layout that allows for fast work by either left- or right-handed operators. Neo offers one-button access to menus, keeping functions easily accessible. Forty organic LEDs provide visual feedback and a backlit fascia also aids in monitoring. The company has already taken orders for 10 systems, which it plans on delivering later this month.

Quantel's Quattro software has been upgraded and will see implementation across its product - including eQ, iQ and Pablo - when it's delivered later this month. The latest release provides a revamped interface as well as a resolution coexistant, multi-layered timeline. Clips of different resolutions can be edited on the same or different layers without restriction or rendering.

The company has signed a deal with Automatic Duck that provides enhanced AAF metadata support, allowing projects that were offlined in Final Cut Pro to be fully conformed in Quantel systems. The offline interchange uses the AAF format, compatible with both Apple and Avid editing systems. Quattro also now supports 1080p (50 and 60), double speed HD ingest and stereo3D ingest.

And "Dino" is being previewed at the show. The "distance is no object" solution is designed for sharing media and workflow resources. Using Dino, editors can browse and edit media ingested at remote sites without actually transferring the high-resolution media. Finished edits can then be posted to a remote site for playout.