Like many broadcasters, the pandemic drove Singapore-based Mediacorp to the cloud for production of its Channel News Asia (CNA). It turned to an existing supplier, Qvest, to provide cloud editing.
The new system has been in use since January, starting with five clients, which is now rising to 50. CNA editors can work more flexibly, remotely, using highly integrated cloud editing workstations, based around Adobe Premiere Pro, with central cloud management via the Qibb integration platform, with Amazon Web Services used for its infrastructure. It has a Teradici connection, for high quality at low bandwith - “even the colour correction guys are comfortable with it”, said Thomas Müller, Qvest’s CTO. It also uses LucidLink storage and Helmut for project management. Qvest is currently adding Vizrt integration.
The next step will be to have MAM, project management, graphics and remote editing in the cloud. “With cloud projects it’s not a one-time shot, you are with them for a long period,” he said. Qvest has been getting interest from others in going the same route, but each customer’s workflow is different. “It’s like a recipe where you can change the ingredients.”
Because it is in the cloud, everything can be deployed rapidly, and is an open system, so can work with different applications. Qvest currently has a cloud MAM system optimised for archive, and a playout system
Speakers from Mediacorp and Qvest will share more about the project in the Adobe Theatre (stand 7.B35) today at 15:00 and tomorrow at 16:00.
Stand Number: 10.C25