London's Coach House Studios invests in Pablo Rio


Twickenham Studios-based picture post house selects Quantel for speed and toolset

Last Updated: February 24, 2015 12:15 am GMT
(Newbury, UK--February 24, 2015) Coach House Studios, based at London's Twickenham Studios, has purchased a turnkey Pablo Rio 4KO high quality color and finishing system to complete 4K post production on features, long-form dramas and documentaries. Coach House Studios offers HD to 4K picture post editing, online, VFX and grading services in house, as well as specializing in location editing, DIT vehicles and carts, providing support from shoot to delivery. The Pablo Rio system was sold via Quantel's UK reseller partner, XTFX.

Pablo Rio is Quantel's high quality color and finishing system that provides the ultimate productive post workflow. Pablo Rio runs on high performance PC hardware and exploits NVIDIA Maximus multi-GPU technology to deliver true interactivity and maximum productivity, with realtime performance at 4K 60p and beyond. Pablo Rio is available as software only and as a range of Quantel-backed turnkey systems.

Coach House Studios' CEO, John Walbeoffe, said, "Pablo Rio ticked all the boxes when looking for an efficient 4K finishing system that had an integrated editing, color and finishing toolset. We have already completed two projects on the Pablo Rio and have been thoroughly impressed with its speed, efficiency and incredible power."

Victor Riva, Artist in residence at Coach House Studios, said, "Coach House Studios offering me 'Artist in residence' status at their brand new facility is quite an honour as they have a 23 year track record providing high-end editing and DIT support for some of the most iconic dramas shot in the UK's history. We were able to build and design a 4K suite from the ground up.

"We looked hard at what was on offer by all of the major manufacturers but it always came back to who could provide the 4K capabilities we required and we wanted all of them! The suite should be able to handle all of the HFR 4K frame rates as well as real-time play out of 4K. We constantly arrived at the conclusion that Quantel had the only kit that could give us the power, speed and toolset we required; the Pablo Rio was a purchase decision that came quite naturally.

"I have worked all over the world in my twenty year career but this build was very exciting for me; this is the first on site custom built grading suite in Twickenham Studios' very glamorous one hundred year history!"

Quantel Sales Director, Martin Mulligan, said, "We are delighted that Coach House has chosen Pablo Rio's all-in-one color and finishing solution as they look ahead to a 4K future."

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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.

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