LAS VEGAS — At NAB, Quantel (www.quantel.com) announced that its Pablo Rio high-end color and finishing system now supports AJA’s Corvid Ultra 4K card. The combination gives Pablo Rio the ability to output high framerate 4K video in a turnkey system.
At a press event on Sunday morning, Quantel’s Steve Owen noted that broadcasters are interested in delivering 4K, and want to use it for both producing sports and dramatic content. With the AJA card, Pablo Rio will support 4K at both 60fps and 50fps. Owen pointed out that high frame rate 4K produces 2.5x more data than 24fps material, and that at 24gbps throughput, results in 11TBs/hour of media requiring storage.
Pablo Rio also makes use of Nvidia’s Maximus GPU technology. Nvidia’s K20 Tesla card is now supported, reducing the previous requirements of two Tesla cards to one.
AJA’s Nick Rashby attended the announcement, noting that this is the company’s 20th year in business.