International news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) has invested in Quantel’s new sQ 1800 servers for its new global news production solution. AFP’s Enterprise sQ system supports more than 50 simultaneous users at the Paris headquarters, a large operation in London, 10 international bureaus and more than 100 roving journalists. Quantel says the sQ 1800 servers […]
TV stations are forced to deal with the arrival of new file formats at a dizzying pace. Fortunately for TV broadcasters, a number of vendors of broadcast editing systems have been at work on this problem, and some new approaches to grappling with it will be on display at the 2015 NAB Show. This is the latest installment of a special series on emerging tech trends, NAB Hot Topics, that will appear each week leading up to the NAB Show that runs April 11-16 in Las Vegas. The schedule: March 19: The IP Transition; and March 26: Audio. Read the earlier installments here.
State broadcaster Czech Television, has upgraded one of its long-serving Quantel eQ finishing systems to a turnkey Pablo Rio 4K system. Pablo Rio will be used for high-quality color and finishing of Czech Television’s episodic TV programs and local movie productions. The Czech Television network includes channels, CT 1, CT 2, CT 24, CT sport, […]
Execs say the newly merged company will offer more products across the delivery chain and more local support at a greater number of locations worldwide
The combined organization will have more than $170 million in revenue and a product range covering broadcast TV as well as TV Everywhere and other digital media platforms.
Shooting series in the new Ultra HD format is being tested, and so far it’s not proving to add time — or too much expense — to the process. Another major advantage: having a 4K master should pay dividends when the format becomes standard.
As reliability and security issues are improving, more broadcasters are seriously looking at the value of cloud-based services. The uses range from writing, editing and sharing stories in the field, to quickly creating graphics, as well as managing and editing online video. A recent study of video producers finds that only 23% are using a cloud infrastructure today, but that more than 75% are considering deploying it.
Quantel showed the next stage of its QTube line at IBC. QTube provides instant access to live production for frame accurate editing from anywhere over the Internet. The next development phase will give users the ability to integrate files held on generic IT storage into the QTube workflow. Also on show was QTube working with […]