(NAB 2011--April 10, 2011) At NAB 2011 Quantel demonstrated toolset enhancements and workflow integration developments for eQ, iQ and Pablo.
New Color Controls
Ranges - Colorists crave control over aspect of the image and need tools that allow them to work precisely on specific parts of the image. The New Quantel Range Control is a very powerful addition to the Pablo toolset which gives absolute precision and subtlety in selective color control. It allows the low, mid and high ranges for the individual color controls to be precisely defined. Using the new range graphs it's possible to adjust exactly how each control will affect the image, including the tensioning and slope for each curve. New range-based saturation controls provide even more precision. Everything is easily accessed from the Neo panel.
More new color controls on show at NAB have been developed based on user feedback and include enhanced MLTFX Fettle control, better Keyframe Navigation and faster Storyboard operation.
ARRI Alexa and D21 RAW support - Quantel now supports ARRIRAW for the new Alexa camera following ARRI's recent SDK release. This allows Quantel systems to import and conform directly from Alexa ARRIRAW files, and also supports files from the well-established ARRI D21 and D20 cameras.
Avid DNxHD support - Also released for NAB is support for the import, conform and export of MXF-wrapped DNxHD files in the full range of bit rates and depths. This new development simplifies Avid/Quantel integration.
16 Channel audio i/o - Using embedded audio on HDSDI it's now possible to ingest and play out up to 16 tracks simultaneously, with full internal monitoring and track switching. This development is the result of feedback from customers who are handling increasing amounts of multi-language and 5.1 Stereo3D content.
All these new tools will be delivered in a V5 point software release in May 2011 - free to all V5 users.
"These new tools have come as a direct result of user feedback," said Steve Owen, Quantel Director of Marketing. "It's great that there's such a community of talented and passionate individuals working on Quantel systems prepared to share their ideas."