NAGRA’s forensic watermarking integrated into QTAKE’s video assist tool for movie and TV production

NAGRA’s forensic watermarking integrated into QTAKE’s video assist tool for movie and TV production

(IN BRIEF) NAGRA, a subsidiary of the Kudelski Group, has announced the integration of NAGRA NexGuard QuickMark forensic watermarking into QTAKE’s video assist collaboration solutions to protect live video and playback during movie and TV production. This integration marks the first time forensic watermarking has been integrated directly into the production workflow. The QTAKE tool provides metadata collaboration systems for film, TV, and commercials production. The tool’s integration with NAGRA’s forensic watermarking solutions offers content protection by generating a unique identifier on a user level, which detects any person leaking or illegally copying content. In addition, NAGRA’s NexGuard Detection Service identifies the source of piracy in near real-time, enabling the necessary measures to be taken to halt illegal content distribution.

(PRESS RELEASE) CHESEAUX-SUR LAUSANNE, 13-Apr-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and media and entertainment solutions, announced that QTAKE, a global provider of on-set video assist collaboration solutions, has integrated NAGRA NexGuard QuickMark forensic watermarking to secure live video and playback during movie and TV production. This milestone is the industry’s first integration of forensic watermarking to protect content directly from the camera into the production workflow.

“As with all production of premium content, our users want the strictest implementation of content security measures to ensure their creative work is protected from illicit threats,” said Vlado Struhar, CEO of QTAKE. “With NAGRA, we are now working with the industry’s leader in content protection to deliver the most advanced forensic watermarking solution to protect all content in the production workflow.”

The QTAKE video assist tool is designed for production teams and content creators worldwide for the creation of film, TV and commercials. QTAKE’s metadata collaboration system synchronizes multiple production units to log, capture, playback and process video content direct from the output of the camera to the cloud or on-premise storage. Thanks to the NAGRA partnership, valuable content–such as production dailies, rushes, and takes–now automatically includes forensic watermarking with a unique identifier generated on a user level to identify any person leaking or illegally copying content.

Furthermore, detection of content leaks is fast, thanks to the NAGRA NexGuard Detection Service.  This allows near real-time identification of the user that is the source of the piracy so that appropriate action can be taken to stop illegal content distribution. NAGRA NexGuard solutions form just one part of a comprehensive toolset of anti-piracy tools designed for organizations working in production and post-production.

“With our wide portfolio of security solutions and services, NAGRA is the only provider that secures content from production to delivery, ensuring true end-to-end content protection that covers the security gaps from camera to screen,” said Ken Gerstein, VP Sales, NAGRA Anti-Piracy & NexGuard. “Our work with QTAKE continues to show our commitment to innovation as we are the first to bring forensic watermarking security measures to the earliest possible stage of content creation.”

For more information about NAGRA’s forensic watermarking services, please click HERE.

For more information about QTAKE, please click HERE.

To schedule a meeting to learn more about NAGRA’s work with QTAKE at NAB 2023 (Stand W3053), please click HERE.


NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. The company provides content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open and integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Please visit for more information. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Cédric Alber
Kudelski Group
Senior Director Public Relations
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