Creative Technology (CT), an NEP Live Events company, has purchased a fourth Qx rasteriser from PHABRIX for the company’s new portable production unit (PPU).
CT covers a wide variety of live events across the broadcast, corporate, entertainment and sports industries, including Kylie Minogue tours and Glastonbury Festival. The reliability and functionality of its initial PHABRIX handheld unit led the company to purchase a Qx for each of its three original PPUs.
Qx is the world’s first fully flexible rasteriser for hybrid IP/SDI analysis and video/audio monitoring, offering the latest hybrid IP/SDI test and measurement tools for environments that require 4K/UHD (12G/6G/3G-SDI), HD-SDI, as well as SMPTE ST 2110, ST 2022-7, ST 2059 (PTP), AMWA NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 and ST 2022-6 formats.
CT head of vision and integrated networks Sid Lobb said: “PPUs need to be small for transportation, but fully featured. We chose the Qx rasterisers because they were a cost-effective and space-efficient way of engineering 4K content and they have an excellent feature set in a great form factor. Also, engineering from a scope can be quite tricky, so having all the information on a single hi-res monitor in front of the engineer makes it much easier to take in.”