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24/10/2017

QuineBox IoT – Shoot = Ready To Edit

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QuineBox IoT will change how we produce. The camera is no longer a disconnected entity on-set until the files are copied and transcoded at the end of the day.

QuineBox IoT records conformable files into edit and dailies format directly from the camera SDI, and immediately ships them to their final destination over WiFi or 4G. QuineBox IoT makes the camera a connected device that dynamically interacts directly with the rest of the production.

Our main developing partner, the Norwegian Broadcast Corporation who has used prototype units for more than 12 shooting months, estimate that for a drama production, they save three – five man-hours per camera per day, using QuineBox IoT.

Qi
Qi is the QuineBox's free and optional integration module. Qi is an ingest, transcode and workflow application. Qi will synch varispeed files to dailies and editorials and synchronize missing files at ingest. There will be a major update of Qi coming in November where the integration with QuineBox and the ability to transcode most file-types at ingest are included. Qi is an advanced logging and conform tool, that keeps metadata consistent when you go from editorial to post/VFX. Qi has become the Norwegian Broadcast Corporations main tool to manage the file and metadata flow for drama and documentary production. We work on a cross-platform v2 of Qi where the database is based on the EBUcore.

Modularity
The QuineBox IoT is designed to be modular. We have several modules in the pipe. Quine is also open to third party developers running their software on the QuineBox. The first such software will be the brilliant "Drylab Dailies" system.

DekTec
Metadata is critical for automation and conformable files. Until we found the DekTec DTU-351, we didn't have a proper SDI capture solution that could decode the full HANC/VANC data, needed to synchronize all data from the camera with our dailies and edit-proxies. The support from and collaboration with DekTec (www.dektec.com) has been critical for taking the product from prototype to shipping.

Partners
Integration and automation is Quine's business. Here are some of those we currently integrate with more to follow:

• Cameras: ARRI, RED and SONY.
• Drylab.no creates a beautiful dailies application.
• PureBlend's MovieSlate 8 app (for iOS), sends logging data to our system, and is an excellent on-set tool for Script and Sound Departments.
• We integrate directly with the wevideo.com API. We serve files to their online editorial platform used by a number of larger publishing houses and broadcasters.
• Adobe has helped with the integration with Premiere. We have some really extraordinary AfterEffects integration in the pipe.
• Carlos Acosta of solidcamera.com has designed the physical box itself. The maker of the Scatterbox makes productions confident of hardware quality and electrical solutions.
• POPART and LADIO are two Horizon 2020 projects the founders of Quine has worked on.
• Norwegian Broadcast Organisation (nrk.no) and storylinestudios.no have given us access to their productions and equipment for prototyping and testing of our solutions from news to feature/drama productions.

www.quine.no

This article is also available to read in the October edition of Broadcast Film & Video here, page 44.

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