South Wales Post House Invests in Quantel Pablo Rio

Dragon, the Pencoed, South Wales-based post house, has purchased a turnkey Quantel Pablo Rio 4KO color and finishing system with a Neo panel for 4K color and finishing. Dragon has also boosted its workflow with the addition of Pablo PA conform, preparation and workflow software. The Quantel system will be used to complete 4K DI and color grade processes on feature films, TV programs and commercials. The system was sold via Quantel’s UK reseller partner, XTFX.

Dragon provides creative, technical and digital media expertise for the film, television and media industry. The facility has established itself as an industry leader in audio visual services, film restoration and film digital delivery for clients such as the Imperial War Museum and the British Film Institute.

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.

Paul Wright, Managing Director at Dragon, said, “We had been talking to XTFX for some time about a 4K realtime grading and finishing solution to replace our eight year old Quantel iQ system. After evaluating a number of systems, we decided that Pablo Rio was the only system that fitted our requirements in terms of performance, feature set and support. Pablo PA is an important addition to our workflow handling time consuming conforms, leaving our Pablo Rio to focus purely on client-focused work.”

Quantel Sales Director, Martin Mulligan, said, “We are delighted that Dragon has chosen Quantel as its system of choice for 4K color and finishing. Pablo Rio and Pablo PA provide Dragon with an intuitive color toolset and unbeatable performance for the ultimate 4K post workflow.”

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