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Quantel’s Qube editor is quite quick

22 April 2011

Quantel’s new Qube, is a brand new craft editor for its Enterprise sQ server-based production systems that claims to offer more speed at less cost. It can also support 1080p and Stereo3D, writes David Fox.

Qube recently started shipping and delivers up to four times faster performance in HD at a lower cost than its predecessor (sQ Edit Plus HD) thanks to CUDA (the Compute Unified Device Architecture) GPU accelerated parallel processing running on the latest integrated nVidia Quadro professional graphics card.

Thanks to its 3GHz HDSDI interfaces, Qube can handle 1080p and Stereo3D transferred down a single wire rather than the two it typically takes today. The 3G interface is fully backwards compatible with existing 1.5GHz HD-SDI infrastructure, so Qube integrates with new and existing installations. It has the same easy to use, fully featured editing interface as the existing sQ Edit Plus, making it simple for operators to transition to the new platform.

It supports SD, HD, 1080p and Stereo3D formats, although, to keep costs down, support for Stereo3D and 1080p50/60 (with real-time playback) is an optional, if easy, upgrade. The I/O board includes side-by-side mode for easy, low cost stereo3D viewing.

"Quantel’s Enterprise sQ systems already deliver the fastest production pipeline from ingest to multi-platform delivery, which is why they are the leading choice around the world for fast turnaround news, sports and home shopping channels," claimed Steve Owen, Quantel Director of Marketing.

"At Quantel we always strive to give our customers the best possible products. Qube is a great example – thanks to the combination of commercial off the shelf hardware and unique Quantel technology, we’re able to deliver an editor that’s faster and more capable than ever before."

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