Vancouver-based Emily Carr University of Art + Design has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio color correction and finishing system and two Pablo PA workflow assist stations to further research into advanced media techniques and workflows. The systems will be used for the production of S3D content, and research into high frame rate 4K-8K S3D production pipelines. Quantel’s Canadian post-production reseller, Annex Pro, designed the system which includes the first Pablo Rio 4K in Vancouver.
Emily Carr’s S3D Centre, located on Vancouver’s Granville Island, opened in May 2010 and leads a project within the GRAND Network Centre of Excellence, which links universities working on film and media topics across Canada. The S3D Centre applies technical knowledge towards aesthetic excellence in advanced media practices. The Centre plans to make the Pablo Rio accessible to the digital media industries with rentals and future post-production training programs.
Dr Maria Lantin, Director of Research and the S3D Centre at Emily Carr, said, “Pablo Rio is a great addition to the S3D Centre at Emily Carr University offering HFR, 4K and S3D real-time playback. Pablo Rio’s comprehensive toolset provides our faculty and students with great interactivity and performance for industry-relevant advanced media research and services.”
Senior Technical Sales Consultant at Annex Pro, Bryon Low, said, “Pablo Rio is the perfect fit for Emily Carr University, for today’s post-production, as well as tomorrow’s advanced media. Annex Pro collaborated with Emily Carr and Quantel to provide a complete turnkey system, including CPU, high-speed storage, displays, UPS and flight case, making the system not only powerful, but fully portable.”
Quantel Sales Director, Martin Mulligan, said, “We are delighted that Emily Carr University has chosen Quantel Pablo Rio and Pablo PA systems as it looks to further research into advanced media post production including the 4K-8K production pipeline. We look forward to seeing the results of the research in the near future!”