(Las Vegas, Nevada--April 6, 2014) Quantel announced major developments for its Enterprise sQ news and sports production system at NAB. These include enhancements for what is already the industry's fastest news editor, and significant advances in file-based workflows and management that help integrate Enterprise sQ even more fully with the facility's IT infrastructure.
More editing tools and options
Enhancements for sQ editors announced at NAB include: Optical Flow for high quality slow or fast motion; improved audio handling when working the video effects; AVCHD softmount; XAVC support; and improved shapes performance. In addition, the Marco field editor also gains the same toolset as the rest of Quantel's broadcast product range with the addition of an HSL keyer. Also the range of laptop computers on which Marco supports SDI is greatly expanded with the announcement of support for the AJA Io XT.
Enhanced IT integration
Enhanced IT integration comes courtesy of four developments to sQ Fileflow:
- FTP client support - making it easier to integrate Enterprise sQ systems into existing FTP-based workflows, which are widely used in broadcast.
- New Profiles capabilities - allowing the priorities of individual jobs to be automatically specified, giving more control with less management time.
- New Fileflow UI - now a cross-platform HTML-5 browser-based interface. Built with the benefit of extensive user feedback, the new UI streamlines and simplifies all operations.
- Easy deployment - secure role-based access and per-location access credentials that fit in naturally with existing IT infrastructures and policies. These enhancements provide secure access into the system and give every user the right tools.
AS-11 is the new file-based delivery standard and is now supported on Enterprise sQ. This means Enterprise sQ systems can export AS-11 files for delivery to file-based playout centers.
"Enterprise sQ is a truly amazing system. It delivers unbeatable workflows in pressured news and sports applications of any scale," said Steve Owen, Quantel Marketing Director. "These latest developments will enable Enterprise sQ users to build even faster and more flexible workflows, empowering them to do more."