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Quantel at NAB 2006

Innovative technology driving commercial success (March 14, 2006)

?Quantel will arrive at NAB 2006 on a commercial and technological high with a great range of products that is enjoying wide commercial success across many applications. NAB will be a great showcase for us and our customers, said Ray Cross, Quantel CEO. Accordingly, Quantel has significantly increased its booth size this year to enable the full generationQ product line to go on show. The range now spans the DI, Color Correction, Post, Graphics and Broadcast businesses. Many major new developments are also on show for the first time at NAB.

Pablo, Quantels next generation color correction that was previewed in late 2005 makes its full debut at NAB in a dedicated viewing theatre within the Quantel booth. Featuring genuine realtime 4K operation and Quantels revolutionary new TimeMagic technology, Pablo brings together the best of hardware and software-based color correction technologies in a single system. As a result, Pablo has already achieved outstanding success in the market; it is a must-see at the show for anyone involved in color correction. Also on show in the DI area is the new all-powerful iQ4, which brings realtime 4K to the mainstream DI process.

New at NAB is TimeMagic technology for the eQ multi-resolution editing/ grading/ effects/ deliverables system including the new Pay as you Go HD model - which gives every facet of the systems operation an enormous productivity boost. Also on show for the first time is Pablo on eQ, which brings the creativity and efficiency of the DI workflow to commercials post. Delivering better quality and fantastic looking hi res and SD commercials, the DI workflow is win-win for clients and post houses alike.

Even with the enlarged booth this year, it is still not possible to display the full gamut of possibilities offered by Quantels sQ server-based broadcast technology. As well as showing the ever-expanding Newsbox family of cost-effective, ?plug-and-play news systems, there will also be a second broadcast arena. Today, no broadcast system is an island; the second arena will be showing how sQ technology integrates perfectly with the real-world, end-to-end workflows demanded by broadcasters. That means handling many file formats and integrating a plethora of media streams - whether HD, SD, MPEG, video iPod ? just some of the real-world challenges that broadcasters can find answers to on the Quantel booth. A number of technology partners will be participating.

Still in the broadcast arena, Quantel will be demonstrating integration with the new wave of HD acquisition technologies, including XDCAM-HD and P2-HD. Additionally, Quantel will be showing how its innovative ZoneMagic software for sQ systems enables broadcasters to benefit from a true collaborative workflow, whether departments are on the same floor, next door, or across towns, countries or continents.

Quantels Paintbox and Picturebox sQ graphics creation and playout systems will be playing a major part in the presentations on the booth at NAB, both as part of larger systems and in a standalone graphics role. Once again, integration with real world workflows will be high on the graphics agenda.

About TimeMagic
TimeMagic is a breakthrough innovation that delivers massive workflow and productivity benefits in applications from promos to long form grading across Post and DI. TimeMagic adds a second Media Engine and a sophisticated controller into the Quantel system. The combination ensures that the operator has real interactivity and that anything that needs rendering is processed in the background without interrupting the operator's workflow.

About Quantel
Quantel is dedicated to creating new tools for the new digital age, covering everything from terrestrial and satellite television to broadband internet, DVD and d-cinema. Quantel systems combine industry-leading performance with total scalability in both hardware and software across post production, graphics, digital intermediate, news and sports production for multiple resolution, team-working environments.

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Related Keywords:Quantel, generationQ, DI, Color Correction, Pablo, TimeMagic, iQ4, eQ, sQ, Newsbox, XDCAM-HD, P2-HD, Paintbox, Picturebox,

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