Blog Entries

Monsters GT vs Speed Six - How do these Quantel Plug-ins Compare

by Larry Mincer on Thursday, April 26, 2012 3:23 PM

Many Quantel users may be familiar with Speed Six’s Monsters and Raptors plug-ins. And many users may also know that Genarts acquired Speed Six, and that Genarts has released a new product, Monsters GT. In fact, Genarts recently just did a major update of this product, Monsters GT v7. 

Add Tweets to your Sports Ticker: SoapBox Integrated with GameTrak!

by Larry Mincer on Sunday, April 22, 2012 4:38 PM

Now Twitter messages can be integral to your broadcast sports ticker!


Boris Continuum Complete V8 Quantel Plug-In

by Larry Mincer on Thursday, April 12, 2012 4:40 PM

Boris has come up with some great new features in its Continuum Complete Version 8!

VDS NAB 2012 Preview

by Larry Mincer on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 3:26 PM

New for NAB 2012: Streamliner

Synchronized Streaming Media- Real-time Content Replacement

Powered by Promotor: Streamliner solves the biggest challenge for real-time streaming: automating and synchronizing triggers that control and replace media segments in real time; allowing only proper and approved content for “TV Everywhere”.

Automated System for Broadcast Rundown Graphics uses Promotor

by Larry Mincer on Thursday, April 5, 2012 1:29 PM

We recently installed a Promotor system at the Score Network in Toronto, Canada. The Score is a great cable television channel that provides sports news, highlights, information and analysis programming along with live event sports coverage to viewers throughout Canada. They have always been at the forefront of technology and programming when it comes to exciting their fans.

Be Phenomenal with Monsters GT V7 - Quantel Plug-In!

by Larry Mincer on Monday, February 27, 2012 5:46 PM

VDS is pleased to announce the availability of Monsters GT v7 Quantel plug-ins! The Monsters GT accent to Sapphire adds almost 60 ultra-artistic effects to your toolkit to help bolster your creativity.

A Look Inside Genarts' Powerful New Sapphire V6 Quantel Plug-in

by Larry Mincer on Thursday, January 12, 2012 5:49 PM

GenArts has been working hard on Sapphire v6, and it's very exciting for us to have it available on Quantel, thanks to VDS!  V6 is a huge new release for us, featuring the custom lens flare designer, and a whole new preset system so users can get both inspiration and quick results faster.  One of the most interesting features of v6 is integration with GenArts' new FX Central site; FX Central allows you to browse and download looks directly to the Quantel right from FX Central.  New looks are made available monthly, and we're constantly making more improvements.

How to Automate Cross Channel Promotions with Promotor

by Larry Mincer on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 5:52 PM

Cross Channel Promotions and Cross Platform Promotions, consume a lot of time and effort because they are the most difficult types of promos to automate.

Retain Viewers with a Television School Closing Ticker

by Larry Mincer on Friday, December 16, 2011 5:55 PM

Providing weather and emergency information is an important part of any broadcast station operation. 

Ways to Use a Twitter Ticker/Crawl

by Larry Mincer on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 5:57 PM

Broadcast and cable television is fast and constantly changing, and you need to be able to keep up with the information needs of your audience.