Quantel and Snell - The Complete Picture at CCW 2014


4K 60p and IP production workflows, sports highlighting, CiaB, workflow and playout automation, and 4K 60p high quality color and finishing on show

Last Updated: October 20, 2014 12:02 am GMT
(October 20, 2014) CCW 2014, 12-13 November 2014, Booths #1125 & #1133: Quantel and Snell are out in force at CCW 2014, with product demonstrations covering 4K 60p and IP production workflows, sports highlighting, CiaB, workflow and playout automation, and 4K 60p high quality color and finishing.

4K 60p and IP production workflows

A complete 4K 60p production workflow is on show, built around the Sirius 800 router and the brand new Kahuna 9600 switcher, which includes up to 24 M/Es and 48 keyers. Sirius 800 is an enterprise level, multi-format router that can simultaneously handle SD, HD, 1080i and 4K 60p signals, and is routing sources for the Kahuna 9600 switcher. The switcher is driven by the revolutionary Maverik modular control surface. A Pablo Rio is one of the 4K 60p sources - providing fantastic 4K 60p imagery from this summer's FIFA World Cup.

Visitors to the booth can also discuss the enormous potential of realtime IP-based signal routing as demonstrated in partnership with Cisco at NAB and IBC earlier this year.

Sports highlighting

LiveTouch, the brand new studio sports highlighting system, will be making its US debut at CCW. LiveTouch is a scalable system capable of supporting productions in several studios to maximise ROI. Uniquely, LiveTouch offers bidirectional editor integration making it faster and easier to integrate editing and highlights operations. Prototype systems are already being put through their paces with a major US broadcaster, with first shipments of LiveTouch scheduled for early 2015.

Channel in a Box

The industry-leading ICE channel in a box is on show, being demonstrated in combination with Morpheus playout automation and Momentum Media Asset Management. The latest developments are being highlighted, including new web-based interfaces and apps that extend access to any desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone, enabling control and monitoring from anywhere while reducing broadcasters' cost of ownership and operational complexity.

High quality color and finishing

Pablo Rio is being demonstrated handling realtime color correction and finishing at 4K 60p on the booth. All the latest features and facilities are on show, including Flow Motion motion-estimated speed changing, Long GOP XAVC, Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, support for the latest Sony and ARRI SDKs and AS-11/DPP. Visitors can also discuss realtime 8K 60p color and finishing on Pablo Rio - which will make its world debut the following week at the InterBEE show in Japan.

Paul Martin, president, Snell North America, said, "CCW provides a great opportunity to engage with our customers on the East Coast and we are demoing a wide range of Quantel and Snell products at the show. Together Quantel and Snell offer optimized products, systems and services for the new media factory - a flexible, agile facility that creates, versions and delivers great content to a multi-platform world. It's about enabling our customers to tell and deliver compelling stories to the multiplicity of audiences out there today. We want visitors to come and share their challenges with us - together we can deliver streamlined workflows, improved efficiency and better business."

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.

Also part of the Quantel Group is Snell, a world leader in enabling broadcasters and media organizations to process and manage their valuable media content. Snell's expertise empowers customers to achieve greater efficiencies and increase revenue while delivering their content to multiple distribution platforms. Snell TV Everywhere and Live TV products bring tangible benefits throughout the production chain.

More about Quantel at http://www.quantel.com; more about the Snell product range at http://www.snellgroup.com


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