Quantel, Fraunhofer Working Together on Workflow Solutions

Bookmark and Share

Mon, 09/16/2013 - 13:36 -- Nick Dager

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and Quantel have announced that they are working together to innovate and facilitate the workflow for content creation in the field of Digital Cinema Package-generation directly in the Quantel post-production environment. Dedicated to enable new creative tools and make the process more cost-effective for post production houses, the easyDCP Plug-ins from Fraunhofer IIS will be available in the latest version of Quantel’s Pablo Rio high quality color and finishing system as well as Pablo, iQ and eQ systems.

Quantel as one of the well-known companies for content creation systems for broadcast and post production facilities in the digital age is now integrating the easyDCP functionality for creation, encryption and play-out of digital cinema packages from the Fraunhofer IIS scientists in its post production toolsets.

“With the easyDCP functionality post houses can now instantly create DCPs with their Quantel systems and broaden their possibilities for a multi-format play-out and delivery,” said Heiko Sparenberg, head of group Digital Cinema at Fraunhofer IIS.

Thanks to the KDM (key delivery message) generator integration the software can even handle sensitive data for dailies, so that encrypted data for special players and a determined play-out period can be activated. This helps to facilitate workflows during the post-production process and also for the use in the play-out.

"Fraunhofer IIS’s software is recognized as one of the industry’s most comprehensive DCP creating tools, and we have worked with Fraunhofer IIS to enable integration of its DCP API within the Quantel environment in response to customer requests,” said Quantel marketing director, Steve Owen.