Genetic Engineering 2 makes European debut at IBC


Shared workspace turbocharges Pablo Rio productivity, enabling realtime working at 4K 60p and beyond for all connected systems

Last Updated: September 17, 2014 7:52 pm GMT
(Amsterdam, IBC 2014--September 17, 2014) Genetic Engineering 2 made its European debut at IBC 2014. GE2 is Quantel’s shared workspace solution for multiple Pablo Rio and Pablo PA suites and delivers major productivity, scheduling and workflow benefits.

GE2 is already proven at the sharp end of 4K 60p post production; the system was used in combination with Pablo Rio at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ for the fast-turnaround post production of 4K 60p promos which were delivered overnight to 30,000 Sony Stores around the world and also played over giant screens in fan parks in Brazil. There were demonstrations of the GE2 World Cup workflow – including some stunning 4K 60p images on large screens – on both the Quantel and Sony stands at IBC. GE2 enabled editing work to continue while 4K 60p was being recorded or while file deliverables were being created dramatically reducing the post turnaround time by around four hours per game.

GE2 optimises post workflow. It brings total scheduling flexibility to the post production process, allowing high resolution jobs to be instantly switched or shared between suites so post houses can meet tight deadlines or take on short-notice work. Up to four Pablo Rio systems can share the same GenePool storage, with guaranteed realtime performance on every connected system no matter what each is doing - even when working at 4K 60p. GE2 also goes beyond 4K - offering 6K operation on multiple clients to cater for the new generation of ultra-high resolution cameras.

There is a huge range of potential GE2 configurations, so GE2 systems can be tailored to meet every individual facility's workflow requirements. For example, GenePool shared storage can range from 22TB supporting a two-suite HD production environment to almost 400TB - more than enough for multiple simultaneous 4K or 6K Red Dragon jobs. Quantel has published a configurator on its website so that customers can dial in different requirements for numbers of suites, resolution and storage, and the configurator interactively 'builds' the system for them and produces a bill of materials:

“Post production houses need to be able to utilize all of their resources to the fullest possible extent to create the maximum amount of client-facing time from each and every system and person,” said Steve Owen, Quantel Marketing Director. “We developed Genetic Engineering 2 in response to this need, and it has already proven itself invaluable, saving post houses time and money while giving them the flexibility they need to be truly responsive to their clients’ needs.”

GE2 has been selected as an IABM Design and Innovation Awards Finalist 2014. The Awards ceremony takes place on Saturday 13th September at IBC.

About Quantel
Quantel is a world-leading developer of innovative, high performance content creation and delivery systems for News & Sports production and high quality Post. Quantel fast-turnaround production systems give broadcasters the creative, productive and flexible workflows they need to stay ahead in today’s competitive global media market. Quantel’s post production systems deliver the quality, resolution and performance post houses need to capture high margin, high value work.

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