Pablo Rio Races Ahead with Eighth New Software Release in Just One Year


New Software Focuses on Integration into All Post Pipelines and Includes Support for XAVC, Apple ProRes 422, Latest RED Cameras and Conform of Avid Effects

Last Updated: June 9, 2014 5:17 pm GMT
(Newbury, United Kingdom--June 9, 2014) Quantel has released another major software upgrade for its Pablo Rio high quality color and finishing software and Pablo PA workflow assist software - the eighth in the space of just one year. The new release focuses on integration into all post pipelines, adding Apple ProRes 422 import and export, enhanced Avid conform and many more useful features and facilities. It also adds support for yet more file formats, including 4K XAVC export as well as support for the latest RED Cameras.

Apple ProRes 422 support includes encoding to ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT) and ProRes 422 (Proxy).

The new software also supports conform of Avid DVE metadata. This means that any DVE picture flips, flops, resizes, rotations etc made during Avid offline will now transfer directly into Pablo Rio and Pablo PA, freeing up valuable time in the online session to do more or to produce a more polished deliverable.

The inclusion of the latest RED V5.0 SDK also enables support for DRAGONcolor and REDgamma4.

The release includes many other new features which add capability, simplify operation and speed everyday tasks, including: Mocha Tracker DVE Homography - the ability to track an object and pin the tracking data onto a shape that is changing over time; Blur normalization - automatically taking account of image resolution when applying softness or blur; and single button access to the Multi-layer timeline from the Neo Nano color panel.

"Pablo Rio continues to race ahead with yet more new developments that maintain its pre-eminent position as the color and finishing system of choice for 4K and beyond," said Steve Owen, Quantel Marketing Director.

V2.0 rev9 software for Pablo Rio and Pablo PA is available now.

About Quantel
Quantel is a world-leading developer of innovative, high performance content creation and delivery systems for News & Sports production and high quality Post. Quantel fast-turnaround production systems give broadcasters the creative, productive and flexible workflows they need to stay ahead in today's competitive global media market. Quantel's post production systems deliver the quality, resolution and performance post houses need to capture high margin, high value work.

Also part of the Quantel Group is Snell, a world leader in enabling broadcasters and media organizations to process and manage their valuable media content. Snell's expertise empowers customers to achieve greater efficiencies and increase revenue while delivering their content to multiple distribution platforms. Snell TV Everywhere and Live TV products bring tangible benefits throughout the production chain.

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