At NAB, Quantel announced major developments for its Enterprise sQ news and sports production system including significant advances in file-based workflows and management that helps integrate the system more fully with a facility’s IT infrastructure.
Enhancements for sQ editors 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.
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 expanded with the announcement of support for the AJA Io XT.
Enhanced IT integration comes from 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 allow the priorities of individual jobs to be automatically specified, giving more control with less management time.
A new Fileflow user interface is 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 offers 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.
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.