Quantel is developing a cloud-based technology that will allow rushes, edits and live recordings on an sQ server to be viewed and edited from anywhere in the world.

Unveiled at IBC this week, Project QTube uses the company’s ‘mutating file’ virtualisation and identity tracking capabilities, combined with standard IT technology, to allow for frame-accurate many-to- many broadcast workflows that use the internet as a connection.

Quantel chief executive Ray Cross said QTube could “revolutionise the way people do business”.

The QTube edit client will be based on Quantel’s standard sQ Edit application. A web-browser only option will also be available for viewing and logging.

Media transfers will be done automatically, with the system moving just the required frames between servers using the sQ Delta Editing and Identity technologies.

The project should result in working systems by next year.