News Production & Post

Clean Dutch sweep for Quantel

29 March 2006

Dutch broadcasters Omroep Brabant, UBF and DMC Chellomedia have all chosen Quantel sQ integrated production systems to power their server-based production needs.

Omroep Brabant, the regional broadcaster for the province of Noord-Brabant in Holland, has purchased its sQ system to service its news and post production needs, the latter both promotions and longform work. The news system is being commissioned first.

It is centred around an eight port sQ server with 110 hours of IMX50 broadcast and browse storage, supporting six sQ Cut and three sQ Edit desktop editing applications in the newsroom, as well as one sQ Edit Plus system for craft editing. Automation, asset management and the newsroom system are all being supplied by Dalet, which is also providing web publishing facilities and radio automation software.

The news system is scheduled to go on air in May, and in June will be extended to cover post production from the same SQ server. Storage will be expanded to 220 hours and one sQ Cut and two sQ Edit applications added, as well as a further three sQ Edit Plus craft editors, all located in the post production area.

UBF provides both broadcast and post production facilities from its Hilversum headquarters. It has purchased a Quantel sQ system to create its Dutch football Premier league television coverage in conjunction with production company, Eyeworks Sports.

UBF’s system, which has already gone on air, is based on an eight port sQ server with 180 hours each of IMX30 broadcast and browse storage. It supports two sQ View, three sQ Cut and five sQ Edit desktop editing applications for journalists and producers, as well as four sQ Edit Plus craft editors and several Quantel Power Portal open network data interfaces. Quantel’s QRecord and QPlay applications are used to control ingest and playout to studio/air. Asset management has again been supplied by Dalet.

Finally, Amsterdam-based sports broadcaster DMC Chellomedia has purchased a Quantel sQ system for its coverage of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup as well as its Champions’ League football broadcasts. The system comprises two sQ servers with a total of 420 hours of IMX30 broadcast and browse storage with 16 i/o ports. The system supports two sQ Cut and four sQ Edit workstations together with one sQ Edit Plus craft editor; it is also equipped with Quantel’s MXF Power Portal for archive interchange.


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