IBC 2013 - Quantel Launches New Marco

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Next-generation field editor for journalist/editors hits the road

Last Updated: September 19, 2013 6:47 pm GMT
(Amsterdam--September 19, 2013) At IBC 2013 Quantel launched its next-generation field editor, the new Marco. Marco enables journalists and editors to take the fast and easy to use Quantel editing toolset out of the office and with them on assignment.

Marco runs on off-the-shelf laptops as a 64-bit application to deliver maximum performance. The thousands of journalists and editors who already use Quantel editors will find the new Marco instantly familiar: the GUI and toolset are exactly the same. For those new to the Quantel interface, it is simple and quick to learn, easy to use and includes all the editing and effects tools they will need.

Marco can access and download media from Enterprise sQ systems when network connections are available for working in the field. Comprehensive file I/O capabilities provide compatibility with existing file-based delivery systems.

In practice, journalist/editors will typically access and download relevant server-based media when a network connection is available, ready for editing together with locally captured media in the field. Marco supports all the major digital capture formats, including P2, XDCAM, GoPro and AVCHD. For applications requiring video output, Marco also supports the Thunderbolt powered AJA T-TAP for full 10-bit SDI output.

"Enabling journalists and editors to use the same toolset in the field as they do back at base is a great productivity enhancer," said Steve Owen, Quantel Marketing Director. "Familiarity is a reassuring friend, particularly when journalists will often find themselves in difficult or stressful situations where they nonetheless need to produce high quality results very quickly. Marco is the perfect tool for them."

The new Marco will be available in October 2013, and will be a free upgrade for existing customers.

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