New software update for Pablo Rio and Pablo PA adds file format support and enhances workflows


Sixth software release this year keeps Quantel color and finishing systems the software of choice for 4K

Last Updated: September 17, 2014 7:49 pm GMT
(Amsterdam, IBC 2014--September 17, 2014) At IBC 2014, Quantel demonstrated the latest new software update for its Pablo Rio color and finishing systems, bringing users a raft of new features and facilities that further reinforce Pablo Rio’s development as the post engine and finishing system of choice for 4K and beyond. This is the sixth new software release for Pablo Rio this calendar year, ensuring users get access to new formats and facilities as quickly as possible.

The new software includes:
Flow Motion motion-estimated speed changing - using advanced optical flow image motion analysis to produce brilliant slow and fast-motion results.

Long GOP XAVC import and soft-mount support up to 4K resolution – enabling Pablo Rio and Pablo PA to work with media from the latest generation of XAVC acquisition devices.

Apple ProRes 4444 XQ support – import and soft-mount support for this new ProRes format, which provides an extra level of quality during extreme color grading, especially with High Dynamic Range material like Log C.

Support for the latest Sony digital capture SDK – enabling Pablo Rio to work with S-log3 and S-Gamut3 colorspaces and profiles.

Support for new ARRI SDK – including support for Open Gate formats, new colorspaces, 1.3x and 2.0x anamorphic lenses, Alexa monochrome, and various upscale formats including Quad HD and 4K.

Export of fast-start QuickTime files – streamable files that enable viewing to commence before the export is completed.

Re-softmount of localised media – provides maximum flexibility by enabling operators to go right back to the source even on material that has been localised into Pablo Rio’s workspace.

AS-11/DPP Support – enabling Pablo Rio and Pablo PA to export AS-11 files for delivery in accordance with the UK DPP standardized delivery format for broadcast; AS-11 is also gaining favour with other broadcasters around the world, so this development will be of benefit to many Pablo Rio users.

Support for UHD/4K on software Pablo Rio systems using the AJA Kona 3G card.

“Pablo Rio continues to set the standard for high quality finishing in post, and is the only system that guarantees realtime performance at 4K and beyond,” said Steve Owen, Quantel Marketing Director. “Our engineers work closely with our post-production customers to ensure that Pablo Rio is meeting all of their needs.”

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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