(September 13, 2012) At IBC 2012, Quantel's QTube global media workflow technology gains more new features and facilities that make it easier to use and more connected, opening further applications to the game-changing potential of QTube. QTube is now in service with many of Quantel's broadcast systems owners, who are using the power of QTube to integrate a diverse range of systems into a single workflow. All the developments on show are the result of feedback from QTube users around the world.
Easier to use
At IBC Quantel showed how QTube Browser users can instantly switch between multiple sites to source media - in line with Quantel's objective to make the easiest to use, most intuitive interface.
Scrolling content over the internet is a real challenge. QTube's unique capabilities enable an innovative solution to this universal problem by instantly showing a still image from the clip as the user scrolls up and down the timeline. This is possible thanks to Quantel's QVFS virtual file system, enabling jpg images to be created on-the-fly - and was shown for the first time at IBC.
At IBC Quantel also showed web-based shot selection and exchange of QuickTime and MXF files with Final Cut Pro X and Avid Media Composer. Now any third party production, editing or effects software can gain the benefits of instant access to content with QTube.
Quantel also demonstrated how media shot on an iPhone or iPad can be immediately uploaded via QTube with just one button-press and on-air or on the Web seconds later. This development uses a Quantel-produced app; however QTube's open API enables users to develop their own applications to cover any media source or device.
"QTube is enabling many media organizations to make their workflows location-independent with all the efficiencies and agility that brings," said Steve Owen, Quantel Marketing Director. "These new developments make QTube even easier to use and even more connected."