Blog Entries

New Quantel Plug-In - GenArts Sapphire V6!

by Larry Mincer on Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:53 AM

We are very pleased to tell you about the latest GenArts Sapphire version 6 Quantel plug-in.

Increase Your On-Air Graphics & Branding and Reduce Your Workload!

by Larry Mincer on Saturday, September 24, 2011 11:52 AM

Even with a casual glance at your TV you recognize the design of the on-air graphics for every network or cable channel..its' on air brand. Every broadcaster has a unique design that’s incorporated into every on-air graphic, and each graphic is really just a variation of this core design, whether the graphics are lower third identifiers, bugs, tickers, L-bar elements, over the shoulder or full screen graphics.

From Ad Age - What you need to know about Social TV

by Larry Mincer on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:55 AM

Here's a great article from Simon Dumenco in Ad Age Mediaworks on the state of the art of Social TV today:

How to Sync Sports or News Ticker Sponsors with Commercial Spots

by Larry Mincer on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:57 AM

Here's a new way to offer your advertisers a great enhanced advertising product: Enable synchronization of the airing of their commercial spots with the generation of their logo in your ticker.

With current technology from VDS, your ticker system can be fully ‘aware’ of the events that are coming up in your automation playlist, even if they are much later in the day. With this look ahead, the ticker system can prepare the display of a sponsor logo in advance so that it coincides with the playback of a specific commercial advertising spot.

Watercooler Tip 3: Automated Social TV with Internal Staff Alerts

by Larry Mincer on Friday, September 9, 2011 11:02 AM

You may have read our post, Automated Social TV - Watercooler Tip No. 2 on automating Social TV for cooking and other DIY television shows.

Broadcast Sports and News Tickers - Design & Data Considerations

by Larry Mincer on Thursday, September 1, 2011 12:07 PM

It’s been said that one of the best indicators of technology working well is when it goes unnoticed, but is there when you need it. This is certainly true for broadcast sports and news tickers as they need to provide continuous and fresh information to your viewers in an accurate and visually pleasing manner.

On Screen Controls for Quantel Plug-ins

by Larry Mincer on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 12:10 PM

 A great new feature of some of the latest versions of Quantel Plug-ins is On Screen Controls, also known as “widgets” or “wire-frames”.

Automated Social TV - Watercooler Tip No. 2

by Larry Mincer on Thursday, August 18, 2011 12:16 PM

New - Custom Dialog Menus for Quantel Plug-ins

by Larry Mincer on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 12:18 PM

If you are a user of Quantel plug-ins, here is some great news you might find helpful.