The drive towards HD news programming gained fresh impetuous in Vegas with the release of Quantel's Newsbox HD system.
Newsbox HD, like its sibling Newsbox which the company released last year, is a self-contained unit that comes with all that is required to ingest material, view rushes, choose shots, edit stories, review finished pieces and play them out to air. It features a common user interface and toolset with its big brother sQ systems and the company claims that it arrives tested and proven, ready to go on air straight out of the box. Newsbox is available in both 'HD now' and 'HD upgradeable' configurations which start from $250,000.
"Broadcasters have an established workflow and don't want to go back to the drawing board when they need to go digital or one stop further to HD," said Quantel's Norman Rouse. "We have proved that the best workflow is the server-based collaborative workflow - it's the most effective, creative and fastest way to make news. Now broadcasters can take advantage of core Quantel technology to meet the increasing business needs for a future-proof HD strategy."
Newsbox HD works with all the latest HD acquisition formats, from XDCAM HD and P2 HD to HDV, and is available now.