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Fairlight and Quantel Collaboration Produces Better Workflow and Faster Throughput with GATEWAY and QTube

April 7th, 2014 Posted in News, newsletter

Fairlight, a renowned manufacturer of audio post, live and video production solutions, and Quantel, the market leading innovator in news and sports production systems and high quality post, today announced the upcoming release of Fairlight’s new audio post Gateway integration module with Quantel QTube.

Fairlight makes the ultimate in audio postproduction tools. Professional tools for editing, mixing, plug-ins, file transfer and multichannel recording, all under the fast control of Fairlight’s tactile control surfaces featuring its patented Picture Key Technology.

Quantel’s QTube technology provides industry partners with direct access to audio, video and metadata held on its Enterprise sQ production systems. QTube has a RESTful API which is available to companies such as Fairlight, and enables development of new workflows with minimal engineering overhead.

The Quantel QTube API gives Fairlight audio editing systems instant, real-time access to Quantel video compositions directly within the Fairlight software. Fairlight’s Gateway accesses the Quantel Enterprise sQ storage, with no rendering or video file import required, providing frame accurate playback, jogging and scrubbing over a local LAN network or even over the internet (WAN).

Extensive search functions allow the operator to quickly find pending work, and import audio assets from the Quantel server with ease. At the end of the session, the final audio is laid back directly to the Quantel server via the Fairlight Gateway.

Tino Fibaek, CTO of Fairlight, commented, “Tight system integration within a broadcast facility is vital to meeting the challenges of today’s demanding production deadlines. The close collaboration between Fairlight and Quantel and the open design architecture of both systems was crucial in the development of the Fairlight GATEWAY module for QTube with the objective to deliver seamless workflow integration and faster throughput.”

Steve Owen, Quantel Marketing Director, said, “The QTube API really does enable tight integration of systems from different manufacturers. The Fairlight GATEWAY is a perfect example, adding powerful audio postproduction tools to complement the unrivaled editing workflow of our Enterprise sQ systems.”

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