Blog Entries

Is frame accuracy really needed for streaming video?

by Larry Mincer on Thursday, December 27, 2012 4:43 PM

Recently Phil Kurz of Broadcast Engineering posted an article summarizing a study completed by the University of Massachusetts and Akamai showing how video stream quality impacts the behavior of viewers. That article, “Research quantifies how video stream quality affects viewer behavior” highlights how important the quality of the viewing experience is to viewers of streaming content.

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Top 5 Features to Check Out in Sapphire - Quantel Plug-In

by Larry Mincer on Friday, November 9, 2012 4:48 PM

Patrick Cadigan at GenArts recently sent us some info on the top 5 features of their Sapphire Quantel Plug-in.

Quantel Plug-In > Sapphire 6: Presets On Demand and more..

by Larry Mincer on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 3:55 PM

If you are looking for details on the latest Quantel plug-ins, here is some great information and tips from Gary Oberbrunner, Chief Scientist and one of the founders of GenArts.

VDS Soapbox with VidiGo Graphics - Affordable Social TV Solution!

by Larry Mincer on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 1:58 PM

We are happy to announce that we have integrated our Soapbox social media product with the VidiGo Graphics software to provide a turnkey solution for Social TV.  

Whats the ROI For Automated Broadcast Graphics?

by Larry Mincer on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 3:01 PM

Investing in a system for the automated generation of broadcast graphics requires planning and careful consideration of the costs and benefits.

Top 10 Reasons Why Your Social Media Ticker Needs a Database

by Larry Mincer on Sunday, June 24, 2012 2:06 PM

Whenever you turn on the TV these days, you’ll almost always see programming that includes Social Media messages in a graphic format, like a lower third ticker.


VDS DiReCT passes 100 Channel Mark!

by Larry Mincer on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2:12 PM

In an earlier post, we explained all the challenges of Automating Asset Management of Broadcast Branding Graphics. This post also showed how the VDS DiReCT system can overcome those challenges and greatly streamline your multichannel operations.

Do More with Tiffen Dfx Quantel Plug-In

by Larry Mincer on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 1:15 PM

Version 3 Tiffen Dfx Quantel plug-in is here!

How to get the best results out of Twixtor Quantel Plug-In

by Larry Mincer on Monday, April 30, 2012 3:35 PM

In the following article, Pierre Jasmin from RE:Vision Effects discusses some tips for Twixtor, their amazing motion based retiming plug-in. Twixtor is available as a Quantel plug-in via VDS's Synapse software. It enables you to speed up, slow down, or frame rate convert your image sequences with unparalleled image quality (based on RE:Vision's proprietary image tracking and warping technology).

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.