Somoy TV, the new Bangladeshi private broadcaster scheduled for launch in February next year, has purchased a Quantel Enterprise sQ server-based production system to power its 24-hour news service.
Installation is already under way, with the systems integration carried out by Airtel Ltd. Shaf Broadcast, Quantel’s regional seller and support partner, will carry out the installation of the Enterprise sQ system, as well as provide support.
“News is all about giving viewers up-to-the-moment information attractively presented; our new Quantel system will allow us to do just that,” said Ahmed Jobaer, Somoy TV’s managing director.
The Enterprise sQ system has 700 hours of storage and supports 16 sQ View and sQ Cut journalist editors which run as windows inside the station’s ENPS newsroom computer desktops. In addition, there are six sQ Edit craft-editing seats, while effects editing will be handled by six Final Cut Pro systems which are fully integrated into the Quantel workflow. sQ Load further provides file ingest facilities, while ingest and playout automation from Omnibus completes the system.
Meanwhile, Quantel was recently honoured with the International 3D Society’s 3D Technology Lumiere Award. The award was for Quantel’s Pablo 3D colour-correction and finishing system, the only post-production system to be honoured for achievements in Stereo3D for the period between 1980 and December 2009.
“Recent advances in stereoscopic 3D are revolutionising the entertainment industry, and we are proud to acknowledge the medium’s most innovative pioneers,” said Lenny Lipton, co-chairman of the 3D Awards Committee and president of Oculus3D. “The groundbreaking work of these companies and professionals will influence motion-picture storytelling for generations to come.”
Simon Rogers, Quantel’s R&D director, who received the award on behalf of Quantel, said: “Everyone at Quantel is excited by Stereo3D; it’s something we have in common with the society.”
He added: “Another thing we share is the recognition that it’s quality Stereo3D that drives this business. When we first showed the Stereo3D Pablo in 2007, everything just took off. Now there are over 100 Stereo3D Pablos out there working on all kinds of quality projects across features and broadcast — literally right around the globe. There’s a revolution going on out there and we’re delighted that Pablo is helping the real creatives in all our customers make it happen.”
Source : APB / Rajowan2011-02-11