Quantel offering up software-based Pablo
LAS VEGAS — A couple of years ago, Quantel (www.quantel.com) announced that it was now a software company. Well, the Newbury, UK-based company has put their R&D where their mouth is. At NAB 2012 they launched New Pablo, a high-end, software-based color and finishing system that runs on off- the-shelf hardware. They will continue to produce Pablo 3D, allowing users to pick their favorite workflow.
New Pablo offers freedom to customers in how they buy and specify their system. New Pablo is configurable and designed to integrate into modern stereo 3D and high frame-rate post pipelines.
Choices on New Pablo include:
• Software-only or turnkey in a range of configurations
• Storage architecture – local, SAN, NAS or combination
• Number of GPUs
• Video i/o or network
• Neo, the new Neo Nano, or no color control panel
All configurations of New Pablo include the high-end Pablo 2D and stereo 3D color and finishing toolset. It also supports ACES and Red HDRx alongside Arri, Canon and F65 — and high frame-rates too.
New Pablo uses Nvidia Maximus multi-GPU technology to deliver blistering interactive performance. Quantel will be demo-ing New Pablo on their booth working interactively with Red Epic 5K files at 48fps in stereo 3D.
Also introduced at NAB with the New Pablo is the Neo Nano compact color panel, suited for applications outside the main suite. Neo Nano is also supported by Quantel’s Qube broadcast craft editor.
“New Pablo is all about giving our customers real choice in specifying their system to exactly match their business needs today, with complete freedom to grow as their requirements change,” says Steve Owen, Quantel marketing director. “It takes advantage of the latest GPU technologies to deliver stunning performance and throughput. Its comprehensive, proven 2D and stereo 3D toolset speeds workflow further by minimising time-consuming movement of high resolution media.”