Quantel Hits the Road

Quantel is taking its production technology on tour through the U.S. this winter. The trip kicks off in Chicago on Feb. 18. and showcases eQ, part of Quantel's "generationQ" line. The tour will include a four-day, hands-on seminar called "Break On Through" designed to let editors test out eQ, which allows any SD or HD
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Quantel is taking its production technology on tour through the U.S. this winter. The trip kicks off in Chicago on Feb. 18. and showcases eQ, part of Quantel's "generationQ" line.

The tour will include a four-day, hands-on seminar called "Break On Through" designed to let editors test out eQ, which allows any SD or HD resolution to exist in its native form simultaneously with other formats in the timeline. Dubbed "Resolution Co-existence, the technology allows images to be adjusted in real time to any output and can be played back in any format at any frame rate without rendering.

The events will also feature a live demo from Panasonic of its Varicam HD variable frame rate camera, and a demonstration of Quantel's native support for editing Varicam footage.

"HD post production is at an awkward hybrid stage," said Steve Owen, Quantel's Business Manager for Post. "Increasingly networks and producers want future proof 24p masters. To deliver, editors are forced to use a mix of online and offline systems and labor through slow and costly versioning techniques. Resolution Co-exsistence makes multi-resolution working a breeze."

The tour visits also include an evening presentation, white papers and guest speakers. The trip snakes through Los Angeles and New York, with a second leg of tour dates to be held in late April.