(NAB 2013--April 16, 2013) Quantel released V5.2 software for Enterprise sQ fast-turnaround production systems. V5.2 is all about reinforcing Enterprise sQ's position as the system of choice for fast-turnaround production by further streamlining workflows and making editing more flexible and even faster.
sQ Fileflow has a raft of new features which make it easier to configure complex workflows thanks to its Service Oriented Architecture. New features include powerful new Preset capabilities which enable users to set all the parameters in terms of file formats, resolution and compression for sending media to third party playout servers and archives, making it fast and easy to set up automated routines - and equally simple to dynamically reconfigure them.
More flexible editing
With audio loudness becoming mandatory for many broadcasters, editors need to be able to monitor and adjust loudness easily. To give editors the flexibility they need, Quantel now supports NUGEN Audio's VisLM loudness metering software in the Quantel editing and finishing workspace, allowing the user to monitor audio loudness compliance simply and quickly. VisLM provides a comprehensive, ITU, ATSC and EBU standard compliant way to measure, compare and contrast loudness during post-production. The VisLM loudness meter also offers both realtime metering and a many times faster than realtime analysis mode.
Editing flexibility is also boosted with support for many new acquisition formats, including Sony SStP, Sony F65 and Go Pro Hero2.
In V5.2, editors can now name MLTFX effects modules to help with identification when using multiple processes. V5.2 also gives users the ability to adjust audio levels simultaneously across multiple tracks or to cut and paste audio transitions between tracks or segments, reducing the number of key strokes. The release also adds a range of new keyboard shortcuts: pressing keys is quicker than mousing to on-screen buttons, and in news every fraction of a second counts.
Quantel Sales Director, Martin Mulligan, said, "Enterprise sQ offers the easiest, fastest and most open workflow for fast-turnaround production. With these improvements it's even easier to build an efficient system around Enterprise sQ that enables users to tell great stories and deliver them quickly."