IBC 2013 - EPC wins with Quantel at the IAAF Athletics World Championships

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Record-breaking sports production with Quantel and MBT partnership

Last Updated: September 19, 2013 6:56 pm GMT
(Amsterdam--September 19, 2013) Eurovision Production Coordination (EPC), the production arm of the European Broadcast Union (EBU) added MBT's (Media & Broadcast Technologies) templated logging software and workflow engine to its existing Enterprise sQ system, used previously at the World Rally Championship.

EPC's Quantel Enterprise sQ fast-turnaround production system was used at the IAAF World Athletics Championships held in Moscow, Russia, to produce 50 minute highlights packages every day for the IAAF broadcasting partners. MBT built on the Quantel QTube API and sQ Fileflow to produce an advanced logging, post-production and automated file-delivery workflow. The fully-integrated solution allowed users to search the highlights database and deliver selected source media to Quantel post production editors with zero waiting time.

Experienced sports loggers used the MBT software to log up to 3,000 events for every day of the Championships, each directly linked to frames in the recording source file. Metadata-only transfers made selected sections immediately available to users of Quantel Qube craft editing workstations with no need for file transfers. Quantel's sQ Fileflow was automated by metadata triggers to deliver completed highlights sequences to a range of destinations.

Franck Choquard, Managing Director at EPC said, "Our users were astounded by the instantaneous availability of source clips in the Quantel editing workstations. We were delighted with the immediacy of access to both growing and completed feeds and MBT's powerful and intuitive logging interface."

Quantel Marketing Director, Steve Owen, said, "The relationship between Quantel and MBT has built on Quantel's Enterprise sQ system and shows the power of our open APIs to deliver innovative, highly productive and efficient workflows."

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