Qube Cinema will showcase their latest product, Qube KeySmith, at NAB 2010 in Booth no: SL4514B in Las Vegas. Qube keySmith is a comprehensive web-based Key Mangement solution for Digital Cinema that is based on Qube’s proven key generation technology.
Qube KeySmith aims to make Key Mangement in Digital Cinema easy, process led and subject to a strong audit trail. The system generates both Interop and SMPTE KDMs, respects the Distribution KDM’s time window and forensic watermarking rules and provides logs of KDMs by User, by Composition and by Screen. Multiple Roles in the Qube KeySmith system provide specific users with rights to work on specific areas of the system thus ensuring that an organization’s policies and business rules can be implemented with ease.
Also being shown at NAB 2010 is the latest generation of Qube Cinema’s popular QubeMaster Pro product. The latest release of QubeMaster Pro brings over 30 major user-requested features to the product along with many more minor features.
Amongst the key improvements to the product are the ability to Preview entire Compositions with decryption, JPEG2000 decoding and color space conversion being performed in realtime in software. The preview can be on a full-screen monitor connected to the system and will include realtime overlay of subtitles if present as well as multi-channel audio playback. Reel transitions can thus be thoroughly checked as can the sync of each Reel.
QubeMaster Pro is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions and the performance of the product has been fine-tuned to take maximum advantage of today’s multi-core hyper-threaded CPUs. A typical performance figure for JPEG2000 encoding, encryption and MXF wrapping from a 2K Scope DCDM is 27 fps on a system with dual Intel Xeon 4-core 5500 processors operating at 2.93GHz system with Hyper-threading enabled. Intel’s latest generation of 6-core Xeon 5600 Series processors at 2.88GHz and 8-core Xeon 7500 Series processors at 2.27GHz offer impressive performance improvements of 1.4X and 1.5X respectively.
“At Qube Cinema, we believe in bringing the complex world of digital cinema within easy reach of everyone while continuing to maintain the highest levels of quality and security that are critical to this domain. Our Qube KeySmith product and the latest update to the QubeMaster Pro software reflect this commitment. We believe our software-oriented approach and performance tuning will bring the greatest value and flexibility to end-users and leave hardware-centric systems in the dust,” said Rajesh Ramachandran, President and CTO of Qube Cinema.