Quantel has launched its LiveTouch studio sports highlighting system.

LiveTouch includes a control panel (pictured) along with a range of studio highlighting applications that can be operated by a single operator and combined with integrated production systems.

Quantel said that LiveTouch had been developed following close consultation with sports broadcasters and their on-air operators.

The system is powered by a 3RU LiveTouch server.

Inter-server streaming allows multiple LiveTouch servers to be used as one large, virtual server, giving operators instant access to any clip irrespective of where it is being recorded, the manufacturer said.

LiveTouch also integrates Quantel editing to allow editors to complete highlights packages with no media movement while any panel can play back any completed sequence.

Quantel also claimed that its FrameMagic technology enabled the system to deliver the fastest highlights-to-edit-to-air workflow on the market.

“We have tested LiveTouch with a number of major sports broadcasters around the world since we first showed it in prototype form at IBC 2014,” said Quantel marketing director Steve Owen.

“It has been very enthusiastically received, particularly the up-to-the-minute look and functionality of the control panel, the inter-server streaming and the integrated editing. And this is just the start; LiveTouch will grow rapidly in capabilities and applications over the coming months as our development team continues to drive forward what’s possible in sports highlighting.”

The LiveTouch range:

  • LiveTouch Highlights

LiveTouch Highlights is the entry level, standalone system, comprising a single LiveTouch server and one or two LiveTouch control panels and integrated editing.

  • LiveTouch Production

LiveTouch Production is a complete highlighting system that supports multiple studios and demanding productions with integrated editing.

  • LiveTouch Enterprise

LiveTouch Enterprise adds sports highlighting to Quantel Enterprise sQ fast turnaround production systems.