BERLIN, GERMANY — Production and post production facility Die Paten, here, has purchased a Pablo Rio color and finishing system from Quantel. The studio has already put it to work, completing a quick turnaround on an HD corporate image film for automotive giant, Daimler AG titled It's Because of You.
Pablo Rio provides color and finishing tools for 2D and S3D workflows. The system runs on high performance PC hardware and exploits Nvidia Maximus multi-GPU technology. Pablo Rio is available as software-only solution.
"The general trend in post production is that customers want their finished work in less and less time," says Die Paten CEO, Kay Lottermoser. "At the same time they demand higher image quality and more creative results. The times when you viewed the footage, made a shot list, edited it and then produced graphics, text and animations before applying color correction then finishing and mastering are gone forever. The future of post production is everything in one box; with our Pablo Rio, that is just what we have to offer.
Before and after color correction, using Pablo Rio’s printer lights, color fettle and S curve functions.
For the Daimler project, the studio was able to quickly color correct, apply DVE for resizing, stabilize picture, and track or insert CG animation. The film was shot in Germany, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro and Namibia with Sony F55 cameras. Throughout post production, die paten took advantage of Quantel's soft mount capability to enable work to begin the moment the SSD drives arrived back in Berlin.
"Everything happens in realtime with Pablo Rio — the pictures never stutter, but always run smoothly, even if they are only controlled via USB3. I have never seen such good performance on any other system — only Quantel can do that!" reports Lottermoser. "It's also a known fact that other systems have problems decoding XAVC — not so Quantel."