Qube Cinema Partners with Quantel and Barco to Demo 4K Mastering in Canon’s Booth at NAB 2013


Provides a Seamless Connection Between the Camera and the Big Screen

Last Updated: April 8, 2013 6:34 pm GMT
(Burbank, California--April 8, 2013) Qube Cinema will provide its XP-I server and Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB), with Quad 3G inputs, to Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, for its 4K Digital Intermediate (DI) theater at NAB 2013. The 4K DI theater will demonstrate a seamless pipeline from reviewing uncompressed 4K image files from the Canon EOS C500 4K digital camera, through the Quantel Pablo Rio high-end color and finishing suite with new 4K output, to the Qube Xi 4K IMB and projected via Barco's new DP4K-P postproduction projector. Attendees to Canon’s booth will be able to see a live demonstration where 4K images will be reviewed, color graded at 4K in real time and review 4K DCPs for final QC, all from a single 4K projector.

Showcasing the Canon EOS C500 4K digital camera
The Canon 4K DI theater at NAB will showcase the incredible image quality of the Canon EOS C500, the company’s professional 4K digital cinema camera. The EOS C500 4K digital camera can capture uncompressed RAW 4K and 2K at frame rates of up to 120 fps as well as HD video. It is designed for high-resolution motion picture productions.

Simplifying the 4K Workflow with the Qube Xi 4K IMB
The system uses a single Qube XP-I server, which is capable of streaming up to 1 Gbps of data, sufficient throughput to support DCPs at a frame rate of 30 fps at 4K or up to 120 fps at 2K. The postproduction version of the Qube Xi 4K IMB featured in Canon’s NAB 2013 booth has a Quad 3G interface with four 3G-SDI cables that can link to color grading or finishing systems that stream uncompressed 4K content directly to a 4K d-cinema projector. This gives facilities a simplified 4K postproduction workflow, allowing them to review and process 4K master image files from the EOS C500 4K digital camera, and then switch seamlessly from uncompressed 4K color grading to 4K DCP playback without swapping input boards. This allows for immediate comparisons and precise quality control of all deliverables.

“Being able to color grade uncompressed 4K image files directly from the Canon EOS C500 4K digital camera, through the Qube Xi 4K IMB and straight into their 4K projector is a huge leap forward for postproduction studios,” said Eric Bergez, director of sales and marketing for Qube Cinema. “Canon can review their 4K master images, color correct in 4K and then encode and review a 4K DCP all from the same 4K projector. Having one system for review and playback of all their 4K content will save postproduction facilities time and money.”

“Canon is really pushing the 4K envelope in their DI suite at NAB,” said Bergez. “This will show people what can be done with the EOS C500 digital camera, and we’re pleased that they turned to Qube to make this happen.”

Visitors to NAB can see Qube Cinema’s 4K technology first-hand at booth SL12216 in the Lower South Hall and at the Canon 4K DI Theatre in the Central Hall, Booth C4325. For more information about Qube’s XP-I, Xi IMB or Quad 3G, or to schedule a demo at NAB, contact Eric Bergez at sales@qubecinema.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received thePCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to itsKyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting http://www.usa.canon.com/rss.
†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

About Qube Cinema, Inc.
Qube Cinema, based in Burbank, CA, is an international manufacturer of digital cinema technology and mastering solutions. A subsidiary of Real Image Media Technologies, Qube Cinema draws on decades of experience in cinema and holds a leadership position in the transition from analog to digital technology. The company is committed to creating a seamless digital cinema environment for exhibitors, filmmakers and postproduction companies with DCI-compliant products that are flexible, reliable and highly cost effective. Qube Cinema’s product lines include the Qube XP series of servers, QubeMaster software solutions, Qube Keysmith KDM generation and the Qube Xi 4K Integrated Media Block. For more information, visit Qube Cinema at http://www.qubecinema.com.


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