Orad, Quantel Integrate Graphics Workflows

Orad and Quantel are introducing a new integrated broadcast graphics and editing workflow at NAB that features the Orad Maestro Graphic suite and Quantel Enterprise sQ fast-turnaround broadcast production system. Orad’s NewsProducer NLE plug-in provides Quantel editors direct access to Orad graphics with a template-driven format that simplifies the creation of complex graphics directly in Quantel edited packages.

“In a fast-paced environment such as news, this type of workflow enhancement allows a station to maintain a consistent look whether the story is edited with graphics in advance or whether the graphics are generated on the fly in realtime,” says Avi Sharir, Orad President and CEO.

“Tight integration between graphics and editing helps our customers get more from their Enterprise sQ systems,” adds Steve Owen, Quantel Marketing Director, “The workflow between Orad’s NewsProducer NLE plug-in and Quantel editors is powerful and beautifully simple.”

Leveraging Orad’s NewsProducer NLE plugin, Quantel sQ Edit and Qube users can easily browse and retrieve Orad Maestro graphic templates and bring them directly into the Quantel timeline without the need for specialized equipment or design skills. Maestro graphic template textures, colors, texts, animations and other elements can be modified by Quantel users or linked to external data sources such as databases, Excel spreadsheets, RSS feeds or social media sites for dynamic updating of graphic content.  Once the Maestro template, its contents and the in/out points, have been created, a preview is shown immediately on the Quantel timeline. The preview includes both the modified data and animations, overlaid on the selected section of the edited video. Final graphic templates are rendered in full resolution and burned into the video.

Both the preview and final render are handled by Orad RenderEngine for Windows, a service that runs on the same computer as the Quantel editing application. No dedicated hardware is required to perform the render.

Visitors to NAB 2012 can see the new integration on Quantel booth SL2415.