Vancouver's Emily Carr University of Art + Design invests in Pablo Rio


Leading art, media and design University chooses Quantel for HFR, UHD and S3D research

Last Updated: November 14, 2013 10:55 pm GMT
(Newbury, United Kingdom--November 14, 2013) Vancouver-based Emily Carr University of Art + Design has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio color correction and finishing system and two Pablo PA workflow assist stations to further research into advanced media techniques and workflows. The systems will be used for the production of S3D content, and research into high frame rate 4K-8K S3D production pipelines. Quantel's Canadian post-production reseller, Annex Pro, designed the system which includes the first Pablo Rio 4K in Vancouver.

Emily Carr's S3D Centre, located on Vancouver's Granville Island, opened in May 2010 and leads a project within the GRAND Network Centre of Excellence, which links universities working on film and media topics across Canada. The S3D Centre applies technical knowledge towards aesthetic excellence in advanced media practices. The Centre plans to make the Pablo Rio accessible to the digital media industries with rentals and future post-production training programs.

Dr Maria Lantin, Director of Research and the S3D Centre at Emily Carr, said, "Pablo Rio is a great addition to the S3D Centre at Emily Carr University offering HFR, 4K and S3D real-time playback. Pablo Rio's comprehensive toolset provides our faculty and students with great interactivity and performance for industry-relevant advanced media research and services."

Senior Technical Sales Consultant at Annex Pro, Bryon Low, said, "Pablo Rio is the perfect fit for Emily Carr University, for today's post-production, as well as tomorrow's advanced media. Annex Pro collaborated with Emily Carr and Quantel to provide a complete turnkey system, including CPU, high-speed storage, displays, UPS and flight case, making the system not only powerful, but fully portable."

Quantel Sales Director, Martin Mulligan, said, "We are delighted that Emily Carr University has chosen Quantel Pablo Rio and Pablo PA systems as it looks to further research into advanced media post production including the 4K-8K production pipeline. We look forward to seeing the results of the research in the near future!"

About Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Emily Carr University of Art + Design, established in 1925, is a world leader in education and research. Encouraging experimentation at the intersection of art, design, media and technology, our learning community merges research, critical theory and studio practice in an interdisciplinary environment. Alumni and faculty are internationally recognized as award-winning creators and thought leaders who have enormous impact on both the cultural sector and economy. We engage students, industry, and society to continuously explore and think differently about creativity and how it shapes our world. Emily Carr is building a state-of-the art campus for 21st century learning at Great Northern Way. The University will be at the centre of a new social, cultural, educational, and economic engine for British Columbia. Find out more at

About Annex Pro
Since 1983 Annex Pro has provided technical solutions for creative professionals involved in video game development, film/TV, animation, visual effects, audio post and music, and corporate media in Western Canada. Located in Vancouver, BC, Annex Pro is a Value-Added Reseller authorized to supply software, hardware and services, as well as training, technical support and consultation. Find out more at

About Quantel
Quantel is a world-leading developer of innovative, high performance content creation and delivery systems across post, broadcast and Stereo3D. We are driven by a passion to create the most open and efficient tools for the digital age. Quantel's product range unites the very best IT technology with brilliant software. Products include: Pablo Rio software color correction and finishing systems; Enterprise sQ fast-turnaround production systems; Mission media asset management; QTube global media workflow products; and a full range of professional services. All Quantel systems deliver the creative, productive and profitable workflows that give post houses and broadcasters the edge they need to thrive and grow in today's highly competitive global media market.

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