Quantel is one of the world’s leaders in delivering professional tools for media professionals. The company offers a wide variety of products for post production; news, sports & live production; management, control & monitoring; and infrastructure. Their Pablo Rio color and finishing system at the end of 2014 made the some big headlines, as it was used to complete David Fincher’s Gone Girl (world’s first 6K feature). Light Iron’s CEO, Michael Cioni said back then (quote from tvbeurope.com):
Together with Quantel we boosted our Pablo Rios and built the world’s first 8K DI system, giving us 6K playback in realtime, in multiple rooms. Pablo Rio and GE2 is the future; its power and storage is unbeatable as the industry looks to 4K workflows and beyond
In the latest press release, Quantel boasts about their product being sold to yet another post house: South Wales (UK) based Dragon (info via quantel.com):
Dragon provides creative, technical and digital media expertise for the film, television and media industry. The facility has established itself as an industry leader in audio visual services, film restoration and film digital delivery for clients such as the Imperial War Museum and the British Film Institute.
As we read in the press release, the Dragon post house has purchased Pablo Rio 4K color and finishing system along with Pablo Pa and a Neo panel for 4K color and finishing. Such a combination should allow the Dragon to be well equipped for 4K 60p (and beyond) real time workflow, when the 4K settles in for good.
You also might want to have a look at Quantel’s short promo video for Pablo Rio 4K workflow:
You can read more about each of the products at Quantel’s home page in the products tab.