The system builds on the QColor incontext grading option, introduced by Quantel almost two years ago.
In addition to its new grading capabilities, Milagro Post has also hired DI colorist Rick Unger. Unger previously spent 11 years as a traditional colorist at Oak Park, MI's GTN.
"We're very excited about the introducing this new DI workflow to our clients, many of whom are editorial houses," says Michael Suggs, president of Milagro Post. The studio plans to use Pablo primarily for commercial work and is the only company in the Midwest doing commercial DI jobs on the system. The facility is also looking ahead to pick up longform jobs such as episodic and feature projects from Los Angeles and New York.
"I give it more gas and Pablo responds very nicely. The hardware never bogs the engine down," says Unger. "The Pablo and iQ pair up and integrate into the most powerful creative color grading and finishing station I've seen, all while working in nonlinear 2K resolution. I love the fact that it gives me a limitless number of tools to use for color correction."
With the acquisition of the Pablo on iQ and a Thomson Spirit 2K film scanner, Milagro Post can scan film and store the material as data, as well as manipulate, grade, composite and finish within the Pablo suite.