Alongside major new developments for stereoscopic 3D, Quantel is showing a new workflow product for television production using EVS servers.

The Quantel-EVS Gateway handles bi-directional transfers of media and metadata between Quantel’s Enterprise sQ servers and EVS’s XS and XT2 slo-mo and instant replay machines.

Director of marketing Steve Owen said: “Many of Quantel’s major system customers are also users of EVS equipment. Now they have the opportunity to seamlessly exchange content between these two complementary environments.”

  • Clips, created on the EVS server, are identified and exported to the Quantel server using the EVS IP Director.
  • The media is then transferred as an MXF file and the metadata as XML with the XML metadata file carrying all the clip logging information created in the EVS environment to Quantel sQ server for use in the Quantel editor.
  • As soon as media begins to arrive in the Quantel environment, editing can commence on all connected Quantel editing workstations.
  • Once the edit is complete, playout to air from the Quantel sQ server can commence, or if required the media and metadata can be sent back to the EVS server as a DVCPRO HD MXF OP1A file.

Quantel announced at NAB that it is adopting the Windows 7 64-bit operating system for all products in its forthcoming version 5 software release.

Stereoscopic 3D advances

A complete stereoscopic 3D broadcast production workflow is also on show in Las Vegas. The unqiue set-up goes from ingest to desktop editing and craft editing to playout and features a brand new 3D craft editing workstation for stereo finishing.

At the same time, a new Quantel stereo 3D timeline has been announced that allows each eye to be viewed and worked on individually or both at the same time.

New stereo 3D-specific tools that fix common acquisition issues such as incorrect colour balance between eyes, and the key-stoning which results from converged shooting are also on show.